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A Commentary Series

Built for Preachers and Teachers

This commentary goes beyond a solely devotional or solely scholarly focus. Each volume has an exegetical author and a homiletic author who partner together to provide sound insight and guidance for effective proclamation.


Herbert W. Bateman IV

Herbert W. Bateman IV has taught New Testament and biblical Greek at seminaries around the world. Herbert W. Bateman IV (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) has taught Greek language and exegesis for more than twenty years. His publications include John’s Letters (Big Greek Idea), Jude (Evangelical Exegetical Commentary), and Hebrews (Kerux).

Why Kerux?

Just as a kerux (KAY-rukes) heralded the king, this commentary series will equip you to accurately and authoritatively communicate the message of the divine King.

The Kerux Commentaries series takes its name from the Greek word kerux, a messenger or herald who announced the proclamations of a ruler or magistrate. It’s the same word that Paul uses in 1 Timothy 2:7—“For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle. . . .” Those who proclaim and teach the text of Scripture need to be equipped not only to explain Scripture, but also to connect the hearers with the big idea of a specific passage and its application to life.

Based on the popular “big idea” preaching model, Kerux commentaries uniquely combine the insights of those trained in biblical interpretation (exegetes) and those trained in preaching (homileticians).

Each Commentary Volume Features:

Each Volume Includes:

An introduction and outline for every Bible book


Individual preaching sections and ideas for every Bible book


Extended treatments of difficult topics in the digital editions

Each Section Includes:

Individual preaching sections and ideas for every Bible book


Helpful discussions of the original context of each preaching passage


The main concept of the text for its first hearers and readers


The theological focus of each passage


A contemporary big idea for every preaching unit


Communication pointers for each primary idea


The present-day meaning, validity, and application of a main idea


Key questions about the text for study groups


Sidebars of pertinent information for further background


Extended treatments of difficult topics in the digital editions

Release Schedule

Thomas S. Moore & Timothy D. Sprankle
September 2020
Gary V. Smith & Timothy D. Sprankle
January 2021
Herbert W. Bateman IV & Steven W. Smith

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