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Dr. Constable's Expository (Bible Study) Notes

These Bible Study Notes, written by Dr. Thomas L. Constable (click here to read Dr. Constable's Introduction to the Notes) since 1985, provide commentary on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain 7,847 pages of material. Dr. Constable's Notes, also known as expository notes to Dr. Constable's seminary students, are intended to help you to better understand the Bible.
      This online version of Dr. Constable's Notes is available to anyone with Internet access. The latest editions of all 66 books, accessed below on links to their .pdf files, can be used for reading, studying, writing papers, quoting, teaching a class or Bible study, etc. They may not be used for commercial purposes (see Copyright Policy below).
      If you have benefited from using these Notes, and would like to express your appreciation to Sonic Light for making them available online, you can do this by purchasing the Expository Notes CD (Product #TCN-100), which contains the full set of the most recent edition of the Notes on all 66 books. Or consider giving a donation to this website ministry to compensate the webmaster for his time, as he receives no regular financial support, wages, or salary.
      Kindle users see paragraph below on Kindle conversion under "Dr. Constable's Notes on CD."

Copyright Policy. Unauthorized translation, republishing, file duplication, website or email distribution of any portion of this copyrighted material in any form, without the express written consent of Dr. Thomas L. Constable, or his appointed representatives, is strictly forbidden. Sonic Light reserves the right by permission from the author to make CD copies or other electronic forms of website material. You may use these Bible study notes for your own personal study or for teaching a class. You may download a copy to your PC, print, or make paper photocopies for a class or Bible study group, but charge only the cost of copying. You may NOT make changes and attribute the Notes to Dr. Constable.

Dr. Constable's Bible commentary notes (online edition) are accessible here in two different formats: .pdf and .html. The .PDF format has page numbers and bookmarks for navigation, and footnotes at the bottom of each page. The .PDF format is good for printing and making copies. For landscape images (sideways), rotate screen with Ctrl-Alt-ArrowKey. The .HTML format has Reftagger, an online Scripture reference coding system provided by Logos Bible Software. This format is especially useful for students and scholars, since Reftagger provides links to the Bible text of many Scripture references in the notes. Outline heading links are for navigation, and footnotes have been converted to endnotes. For the Scripture links, the user is given a choice between various Bible translations. (The CD contains only .pdf and .doc formats, not .html.)

 

PDF format:  Old Testament Notes

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

 
PDF format:  New Testament Notes

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Philemon

 
Troubleshooting: Sometimes when many people are accessing (downloading) the same book(s) at the same time, internet traffic congestion can occur, resulting in a book only partially downloading. This can corrupt the temporary internet files on your hard drive, which perpetuates the downloading problem on those book(s) until corrected.  • To correct this problem:  In your browser, under Tools / Internet Options, delete the "Temporary Internet Files" & "History".  • The following are other possible solutions to the browser problem:  • Try resetting your explorer settings to the default settings: under Tools / Internet Options / Advanced, click Reset (especially if using Windows Vista).  • If you are having a problem opening files using Windows 7 with Google Chrome, switch your browser and select Internet Explorer.  • Another good browser to try as an alternate: "Mozilla Firefox," which is a free downloadable at: Mozilla Firefox.  • If the problem keeps recurring, you can optionally  Save/Copy the notes to your hard drive and use that copy as an alternative for that book or books: Right-click on each book name in the grid above, left-click Save Target As, designate a new folder/filename on your PC.
In the HTML format below, at the start of each book, choose a Bible translation from Logos Bible Software's drop-down list of Bible translations. To make the text column less wide, which by default is the full width of the screen, simply reduce the width of the window by dragging the side border(s) in toward the center. The (L) option on the reference links is for users who have Logos Bible software installed on their PC.
HTML with RefTagger:  Old Testament Notes

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

 
HTML with RefTagger:  New Testament Notes

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Philemon

 

Note: Dr. Constable's Notes generally follow the NASB (New American Standard Bible, 1972 edition). If you do not have a Bible, you can refer to one of the many good Bible translations available online. For example, to access the NASB or HCSB Bible, go to the Lifeway Solutions webpage (Lifeway Solutions), then click on the translation of your choice in the list on the left.

Printed Edition: The first four volumes of Dr. Constable's (Expository) Notes are available in print:
Thomas Constable's Notes on the Bible, Volume I: Genesis-Deuteronomy ($29); Volume II: Joshua-Esther ($29); Volume III: Job-Song of Solomon ($21); Volume IV: Isaiah-Daniel ($39); published by Tyndale Seminary Press. These can be purchased through various retail outlets:  local or online bookstores; amazon.com. (Amazon shoppers can visit Amazon's coupon site for a discount price on many items: Amazon Promo Codes Coupons . . .)
     If the source doesn't stock the book, you can order it from Tyndale Seminary Press, www.tyndale.edu, or by calling 1-800-886-1415.


Translations of Constable's Notes: Dr. Constable's notes are being translated into Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Thai, and Falam Chin (Myanmar). This is an all-volunteer project and a work in progress; many books have yet to be translated, but are being added as they get translated. Please pray that qualified volunteer translators will become available for this work.

In addition to Dr. Constable's Expository Notes, his book about prayer, Talking to God, is also available here online in .pdf, which you can read, print, or save on your desktop: click here to read Talking to God.


Dr. Constable's Notes on CD

Dr. Thomas L. Constable's full Expository Notes are available for purchase on CD-rom (PC & Mac compatible). The Expository Notes CD, pictured below showing the Comments feature enabled in .PDF files, allows the user to input his/her personal study comments alongside the Notes. The CD contains Dr. Constable's Expository Notes on all 66 books of the Bible in 2 formats (.PDF and .DOC). The CD's index search feature allows you to quickly find any word included in the Notes throughout the approx. 7,847 pages.
  
Click here to order the Constable Expository Notes CD with secured online shopping.


The latest Expository Notes CD, the 2014 Edition, with all 66 books updated, is pictured below. The Notes in .pdf format have the Comments feature enabled for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. This feature allows you to add and save your personal study comments with the notes. The CD contains Dr. Constable's full Expository Notes on all 66 biblical books in 2 formats (.PDF and .DOC).  Order 1 - 4 Expository Notes CDs (#TCN-100) at $38.00 each;  or 5-14 CDs at 30% off, $26.60/CD(#TCN-200);  or 15-25 CDs at 40% off, $22.80/CD (#TCN-300). Click here to order Dr. Constable's Expository Notes CD.



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Expository Notes CDs can be purchased by DTS students at the Dallas Seminary Book Center at a special price.

Kindle conversion: The Expository Notes CD includes instructions for Kindle users to convert the Word (.doc) files into Kindle format. These instructions can be found on the CD under "How to Install this CD." Due to the many varieties of formats, graphics, and tables in the notes, the appearance of these features in the Kindle conversion is not guaranteed to be exactly the same as in the original Word or PDF files.


Expository Notes CD Upgrade:
(60% off regular price)

If you bought an earlier edition of the Expository Notes CD, and would like to get the most recent Notes CD edition with all the latest editions of the 66 books (identical to the latest online editions), you can special-order an Expository Notes Upgrade CD at 60% off the regular price: $15.25 + shipping, packaging, & handling ( +3.50 U.S. [Texas: +8.25% tax]; +4.00 Canada & UK; +5.50 All other countries).
Write down your order as follows: (1) Your name, mailing/shipping address, and email address.
(2) When you purchased your first Expository Notes CD from Sonic Light.
(3) Some proof of original order/purchase: a copy of the order or receipt, or a photocopy of the CD label.
Include your check (or money order) for the total amount of the Upgrade CD (including shipping & handling charge), payable to Sonic Light. Mail in your special Upgrade CD order with payment to: Sonic Light / 1410 Monterrey Dr. / Garland, TX 75042. Please also notify Sonic Light by e-mail that you are mailing in an order for the Expository Notes Upgrade CD to:   special2@soniclight.com.




  

Dr. Constable's full expository Notes are also produced in iSilo™ document reader format for handheld devices that support the iSilo™ reader. Read more below.
Click here to learn more on the iSilo™ edition of the Notes and see screenshot of Notes in iSilo.

The latest PDA edition of Dr. Constable's Notes in iSilo™ is the 2014 Edition, a 66-book commentary (on .pdb files). This PDA Edition includes colorized and bookmarked graphics, chiasms (A - B - C - D - C' - B' -A') in stepped format, box tables with rows & columns (to see these features in the screenshot display, click here.)
   Requirements: iSilo Document Reader 4.0 (or later) for PDAs or iSilo for iPhone OS for iPhone/iPod touch/iPads. To find out if your PDA supports iSilo™, go to isilo.com/download.htm to check the available versions of iSilo™ document reader.
The iSilo for iPhone OS reader can be purchased from the iTunes App Store.
   To see more information on this version of Dr. Constable's Notes, click here.



Dr. Constable's book on prayer, Talking to God, is available in .pdf online: click here to read it on-line. You can read, print, and/or save it on your desktop.

AUDIO LESSONS: If you are interested in Sonic Light's audio Bible study series, see the Audio Lessons page and sample the 25 online audio study series. Sonic Light produces 18 audio Bible study CDs by Dr. Constable, containing 9 OT series & 14 NT series. In addition there are 5 audio series available by 2 other Bible teachers: former Pastor Jim Lewis (3 series) and Dr. Art Farstad (2 series), each teacher represented by an online sample series: "Spiritual Warfare" (Lewis) and "Hebrews" (Farstad). The full or CD version of each series by each teacher contains all the available messages, and can be purchased at a Discount. Click "How to Order" above and scroll down to the Discount Sets item section. Click here to go to the Audio Lessons page.

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These Bible study notes are published by permission from Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.
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