A major new Bible study resource sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Andrews University is scheduled for release at the 2015 General Conference session in San Antonio, Texas, according to Andrews University President Niels-Erik Andreasen.

The Andrews Bible Commentary, the church’s first concise, one-volume commentary, is intended as a coordinated resource with the Andrews Study Bible, released in June 2010. Andrews University Press is coordinating the project, with funding from Andrews and the General Conference, and oversight by a project committee of General Conference and Andrews personnel.

Andreasen said that, like the Andrews Study Bible, the Andrews Bible Commentary is intended specifically for the general reader, as well as pastors and church elders providing basic Bible teaching in the congregation. “This commentary is aimed to help the person in the pew. It is written in plain language,” Andreasen said.

Sixty writers, all Bible scholars from church institutions and organizations around the world, have been contracted to work on the commentary under the direction of a small editorial team. The general editor is Angel Rodriguez, former director of the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference.

When it is published in 2015, the Andrews Bible Commentary will have around 1,800 pages of commentary and helpful articles—about three times the original content of the Andrews Study Bible.

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