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Welcome to the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture!

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers—including much that is available only in the ancient languages—have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand-selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating and introducing it to today's readers.

Featured Volumes and Related Books

Psalms 1-50

book coverThe church fathers found pastoral insights and much more in the Psalms. They found apologetic and doctrinal insight as well, as is attested by the more than sixty-five authors and more than 160 works excerpted in this commentary edited by Craig A. Blaisng and Carmen S. Hardin. [Learn More]


book coverThis commentary on Romans, edited by Gerald L. Bray, (now in its second edition) provides a rare opportunity to encounter the familiar Pauline exposition of the righteousness of God as it echoes in the great Christian minds and communities of the early church. [Learn More]

Learning Theology with the Church Fathers

book coverThe early church fathers were great theologians—though they did not think of themselves as such. In Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, Christopher A. Hall helps us sit under their preaching and instruction to learn from their thoughts, writings and debates on theological issues. [Learn More]

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers

book coverOur first encounter with the writings of the church fathers may seem like visiting a far country where the language, assumptions and concerns are unfamiliar to us. Christopher Hall helps us through this confusion, introducing us to the early church, its world, and the sights and sounds of Scripture within it. [Learn More]

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