The King James Commentary Book Giveaway (week 1)

Book Giveaway Details

I’m pleased to announce that Zondervan has sponsored a special giveaway here at to promote their new Zondervan King James Version Commentary, 2 volume set. Each week throughout the month of March, we will have a contest where one lucky participant will get a free copy of this excellent commentary shipped to their doorstep at no charge.

The Zondervan King James Bible Commentary (2 volumes)

Just in time for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Zondervan has released a two volume KJV Bible Commentary set. The team which provided the notes for the Zondervan KJV Study Bible, have worked on this commentary set. Most of the authors are connected with Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA.

This work again is bound in an attracive Zondervan hardcover. There is a two column format and each volume is quite large. The notes deal with the text paragraph by paragraph for the most part, expanding on the notes in the companion study Bible.

From what I’ve seen so far, controversy tends to be avoided and an irenic tone prevails. Explanation is the goal rather than dogmatic indoctrination. It looks to be quite the helpful commentary for most lay teachers. It may be too shallow a work for the expositionally minded pastor, however.

Visit the commentary set’s product page at Zondervan, to learn more and view samples. You can also pick up a copy there or from

Enter this week’s contest

Contest closed. Congratulations to Kevin Fiske for winning this week’s contest!! Stay tuned because we have three more commentary sets to give away, one each for the next three weeks.

8 thoughts on “The King James Commentary Book Giveaway (week 1)

  1. Bob Hayton March 1, 2011 / 11:13 am

    Update: I fixed an error on the form. I had meant to have the second to last question be an interactive question pushing you to Zondervan or Amazon for the answer. Those of you who submitted your form already will be given a chance to answer that question.

    Sorry about the confusion.

  2. Paul Viera March 3, 2011 / 10:58 am

    Just want to thank you for making this available. I teach SS and any KJV commentary can help me.

    • Bob Hayton March 3, 2011 / 11:04 am

      Our pleasure. Zondervan deserves the thanks too. Best wishes on the contest. Don’t forget to come back each week in March for another chance to win if you don’t win this week, that is.

  3. Sandbur April 20, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    What passes as the King James Bible today is not the KJV of 1611. It might be titled “King James Version” but it is actually an Aitkins version of 1782. The 1611 version included the Apocrypha and an explanatory Preface written by the translators. Look it up for yourself. If it has been abridged then don’t call it a KJV!!!

    • Bob Hayton April 20, 2011 / 2:26 pm


      We actually discuss the variations of the KJB some here. There are lots of differences, not only the Apocrypha but archaic spellings and orthography (using F for S)….

      Still to be fair, the text is not that much altered by these changes, and the 1782 (or 1769 and 1762 editions which are more influential) edition stays largely true to the original. I do agree, however, that this presents a problem to true KJV onlyists. How can we arbitrate and decide which are the correct readings where variations among the KJV editions appear?

      Bob Hayton

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