Constable's Expository (Bible Study) Notes
Dr. Constable's Notes, authored by Dr. Thomas L. Constable since
1985 (click here to read Dr. Constable's
Introduction to the Notes), provide commentary on all 66
books of the Bible, and contain 8,900 pages of material in the .pdf
online format. 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.
The two online formats of Dr. Constable's
Notes featured below are available to anyone with Internet access. The
latest editions of all 66 books, accessed from the tables below by links
to their .pdf or .html 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 next).
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 then attribute
the Notes to Dr. Constable.
The two sets of table grids above access
Dr. Constable's Notes in the PDF and HTML formats,
respectively. The first one, the PDF format, provides page numbers and
bookmarks for navigation; footnotes are at the bottom of each page.
This format is good for printing and making copies. For landscape
images (sideways), rotate the screen with Ctrl-Alt-Arrow keys (Windows
XP & 7), or Ctrl-Shft-+ (Windows 10). Either format works for desktop
PC users, but only the HTML has the Scripture reference links.
Adobe's (Reader or Acrobat) bookmarks
feature that is used for convenient navigation in the desktop PC version,
is not available on the handheld PDF Reader, so iPad (and other PPC)
users should use the HTML format (second grid-set). Since the HTML with
Reftagger system is only designed to function well online, this format
is not included on the Expository Notes CD (see section, "Dr. Constable's
Notes on CD," below for details).
The HTML format of the Notes, accessed from the second table
grid, loads the Reftagger online Scripture reference system,
produced and provided by Logos Bible Software, which readily displays
pop-ups of Scripture text passages in a selected Bible translation.
When you open the first HTML with Reftagger book above, select a Bible
translation from Logos Bible Software's drop-down menu of their provided
Bible versions, displayed at the very top of each commentary book; then
Save your Bible translation choice. This will remain your selected Bible
translation for Reftagger's Scripture texts until or unless you change
Outline headings (blue
and underlined) are used for navigation. When you click on any of them,
the book commentary's entire outline is displayed. From the outline,
click/tap on the heading with chapter/verse(s) you want to move to next.
(For easy navigation, iPad and other advanced Pocket PC users should
use this format.) The "Endnotes" are also linked. (Note: Dr.
Constable's Notes are generally based on the 1972 NASB in textual discussion.)
Desktop users of HTML may prefer to reduce the text column width
from the default setting of full-screen width in order to display a
more readable, natural, and potrait-like orientation of the commentary
text. Using the mouse, drag the side border(s) toward the center of
the screen, to a text width of your preference. The (L) option
on the reference links is for users who have Logos Bible software installed
on their PC.
The HTML format works on either Desktop PCs with Internet, or iPad
and other handheld devices with Wi-Fi access. For handheld device users
attending a conference or seminar, ask the representative of the facility
that is hosting the event (not the teacher) for their location's Wi-Fi
password (assuming they have one) to get Wi-Fi internet access for your
Information and Troubleshooting
The .pdf format of Dr. Constable's Notes, which you
can access and download from the first table above, is Comment Enabled
when copied to your hard drive. To save it on your hard drive, choose
"SaveTargetAs" or "SaveLinkAs" (right-click on title;
SaveTargetAs; assign desktop folder/filename) for each book you want
to keep on your desktop. With your desktop copy of each book, you can
open the saved files with Adobe Reader or Acrobat, highlight text, insert
comments using "sticky notes," add bookmarks, and save your
PDF File Opening: The .pdf files are made in Compatible Mode
(Word 97-2003) to accomodate older computer systems. Opening the .pdf
files with the latest Windows browser can sometimes be difficult or
slow, large book files not loading completely, locking up, only partially
opening, or with the Bookmarks not loading completely. To correct this:
Right-click in the Navigation Pane (left margin), click Reset Pane,
then click the Back and/or Forward Buttons (arrows at the top-left of
screen) to reload the file; or click the Recycle/reload (circular arrow)
icon (Mozilla Firefox), and wait for the entire file to load. If the
file does not reload, close the current tab (window), delete Temporary
files and History under Internet Tools/Options; then re-open from the
book. If you still have trouble with the file opening correctly, reset
your browser under Internet Tools / Options / Advanced. You can also
download/save the file to your hard drive (see other Troubleshooting
paragraph below), and simply open the individual files with Adobe Reader
or Acrobat, and without the browser interface.
If you have persistent problems opening and reading the files using
Internet Explorer as your browser, use Mozilla Firefox as the browser
Solutions: Sometimes when many people are 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. 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.
Dr. Constable's Notes is generally based on 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.
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
Kindle users see paragraph
below on Kindle conversion under "Dr. Constable's Notes on CD."
Edition: The first four volumes of Dr. Constable's (Expository)
Notes are available in print: Thomas Constable's Notes on the Bible, Vol. I: Genesis-Deuteronomy
($29); Vol. II: Joshua-Esther ($29); Vol. III: Job-Song of Solomon
($21); Vol. IV: Isaiah-Daniel ($39); Vol. V: Hosea-Malachi
($29); Vol. VI: Matthew-Mark ($29); Vol. VII: Luke-John
($29); 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
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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.
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.
Constable's Notes on CD
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
feature allows you to quickly
find any word included in the Notes throughout the approx. 8,550
here to order the Constable
Expository Notes CD with secured online shopping.
Expository Notes CD, the 2017 Edition, with all 66
books updated, is pictured below. The Notes in .pdf format have the
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 necessarily exactly the same
as in the original Word or PDF files.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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