The secret to understanding the Bible's message is to cultivate a chronological point of reference. The Bible as a whole is immense; however, interpreting each book and character according to their place in the larger picture provides real enlightenment for comprehending God's work of salvation in our daily lives. Drawing upon a lifetime of pastoral ministry, Bible study, and research, James Dixon has connected the little pieces from Old Testament history, poetry and prophecy, and even to the wisdom literature to its historical timeline. In the New Testament, he has linked the Acts of the Apostles to the timeline of Paul's Epistles, giving insights and application. Seeing the "interconnectedness" of the whole Bible is what makes the Chronological Commentary of the Bible an inspiring contribution to any disciple's efforts to go deeper into God's Word. Dr. David Dixon Pastor Immanuel Baptist Church Madrid, Spain The usefulness of this commentary goes far beyond the value of a historical study. If you remember some of the problems you had in getting ready for a history test in school, the biggest one was remembering the chronology of events. James Dixon's idea of having "poetry and prophecy breaks" allows the reader to read poetry and prophecy in the timeline that they were written while studying historical parts of the Old Testament. Additionally, in the New Testament there are "epistle breaks" to aid in the chronological study of the life of Paul. James L. Sturrock, Ph.D., Editor Professor East Texas Baptist University (retired)
Chronological Commentary of the Bible by James W Dixon was published by Trafford Publishing in December 2014. The ISBN for Chronological Commentary of the Bible is 9781412065207.