Professor William Barclay dedicated his life to the study and teaching of scripture via TV, radio, authoring books, and his position at the University of Glasgow. Barclay was intent on making his work understandable to "the man on the street". Concerning other lofty writers, he's quoted as saying “It is usually true that the man who is unintelligible is not unintelligible because he is ‘deep,’ but because he does not himself understand what he is talking about.”.
The Daily Study Bible is a verse-by-verse exegesis covering all 27 books of the New Testament. Barclay takes care to bring out the original meaning of Greek key-words and phrases in sections of scripture. In addition, his commentary, though controversial at times, is a trove of historical references and quotes by Tacitus, Suetonius, Livy, and many other Roman historians.
This thoroughly researched 17-volume set is sure to be a valued addition to your study time. With unique views on many topics, this work will both challenge and sharpen your personal theology.
In PC Study Bible you will be able to take advantage of the many links to topics, author references, Greek words, and Bible references found in Barclay's Daily Study Bible commentary set. You can simply hover over these links to retrieve valuable information without losing your place.
The writer to the Hebrews was certain of the necessity of progress in the Christian life. No teacher would ever get anywhere if he had to lay the foundations all over again every time he began to teach. The writer to the Hebrews says that his people must be going on to what he calls teleiotes. The King James Version translates this word perfection. But teleios, the adjective, and its kindred words have a technical meaning. Pythagoras divided his students into hoi manthanontes, the learners, and hoi teleioi, the mature. Philo divided his students into three different classes — hoi archomenoi, those just beginning, hoi prokoptontes, those making progress, and hoi teleiomenoi, those beginning to reach maturity. Teleiotes does not imply complete knowledge but a certain maturity in the Christian faith.
The Berean Bible is a three-tiered study Bible to connect you from a smooth and accurate translation through to the root of the Greek and Hebrew meanings, incorporating three main components:
1. An interlinear Bible to directly follow the Greek and Hebrew texts. 2. A literal translation to take the reader to the core of the Greek and Hebrew meanings. 3. A modern English translation, effective for public reading, memorization, and evangelism.
Each of these components have been integrated for use by Biblesoft. You will find four different versions of the Berean Bible under your "Bibles" menu:
The main Berean Study Bible (Old and New Testaments)
The Berean Literal Bible (New Testament only)
The Berean Literal Bible (with Strongs Numbers)—click or highlight the English word to see the underlying Hebrew/Greek and a definition
The Berean Greek Bible—the Greek of the New Testament
You can access the Berean Interlinear Bible by selecting "Other Interlinears" under the Greek/Hebrew menu ("By verse"). You will be able to compare the Berean Interlinear with any other New Testament Interlinear you have in your library. Double-click any parsing code and see a breakdown of the part of speech and other grammatical elements indicated by the code.