South Asia Bible Commentary
A one-volume commentary, written and edited by South Asian Biblical scholars on all the books of the Bible.
For the purposes of this commentary "South Asia" was defined as the SAARC countries, namely India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan and the Maldives.
The contributing scholars from these countries—addressing these countries' specific concerns—have adopted the following key principles:
- Integrity: Articles are written within the confines of the Lausanne Covenant and all contributions are in line with and support the confessional direction of the Lausanne Covenant.
- Interpretation: The commentary offers readers a contextual and readable guide, interpreting the biblical text section by section rather than delving too deeply into critical and exegetical details.
- South Asian: All authors are scholars writing from within their own contexts for the people of South Asia.
The focus of this commentary is three-fold: exegetical, contextual, and applied. Articles explain the meaning of the text, relate that meaning to the context, and apply it to wider life and ministry.
Understanding what the Bible teaches book by book.
The following features are specifically designed to help you as you study each book of the Bible: Introduction to each book sketches the context and main themes of the book and its relevance to South Asia.
- Outline shows the structure of the book and can help to identify preaching topics.
- Subheadings break the book up into manageable portions.
- Bold references highlight verses being discussed and help you find your place quickly.
- Italics identify quoted verses being discussed at that point in the commentary.
- Applications are built into the text in many places.
- Further reading: each of the authors suggest other commentaries you could consult.