Albert Barnes' New Testament Notes is a
marvelous resource. It brings together 11 volumes of
Barnes' notes on the entire New Testament into one volume. The purpose
of Barnes' book is to illuminate and explain obscurities and
difficulties in various parts of the text. It does this wonderfully.
Barnes achieves his purpose by providing brief notes on certain ideas,
terms, and phrases. He cross-references those things with other passages
of the Bible. Further, for many of the books, Barnes provides an
introduction, contextualizing and explaining it. Barnes' New
Notes is also easy to use and non-technical. It is not as
or stimulating as some more recent commentaries. Nevertheless, it has
stood the test of time as a helpful and needed resource. Barnes' New
Testament Notes is an essential tool for anyone trying to learn more
from the New Testament.