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Using the Commentary Template

Class Objective: To master how to use the Commentary Module Template.

What is the Commentary Module Template?

Suppose you want to be adverturous and make a commentary on the entire Bible. Truly you are getting yourself into a big projector that will in best cases scenarios take you a long time. Few people will want to do that from the start of making modules. What most people (probably wisely) will do is to select say Martin Luther’s commentary on Galatians, and make that into a commentary module.

Okay, as things are, TW will let you individually type in each chapter and verse of Galatians, and if you start with that, you will probably spend an entire day doing that. You could populate the entire commentary using the Options above the Module Topics window, but that would give you all 66 books of the Bible.

What you want is a fast way to make just all the chapters and verses of Galatians. Costas has made provision for that for you.

Go to this page on the official theWord website

http://www.theword.net/index.php?article.tools&l=english

In the bottom page of this page under the heading, “Utility modules used for creating content, debugging, etc.” you will see some template files, click and download the tpl.cmt.twm.zip. This is a sample commentary module pre-populated, but completely blank. You will need to close theWord, and unzip this module and copy it to your theWord folder.

IVP Bible Background Commentary, New Testament

IVP Bible Background Commentary, New Testament

DESCRIPTION 1995 Christianity Today Book of the Year, Covers every verse of the New Testament, Includes a glossary of historical terms, ancient people, texts and inscriptions, Expanded explanations of background issues, Named by the R. C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies as one of the Best Tools for Preaching and Teaching, Named as one of the 850 Books for Biblical Expositors by the Master's Seminary, Named one of the Best 100 Christian Books Ever Written by Frank Viola.

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Setting up theWord to use the Commentary Template

What we want to do now is to set up theWord with two bookview modules. If you have only one open, press F12 in theWord. You should now have two open. Open your commentary in one window and the Commentary template in the other, select the book(s) of the Bible you want in your commentary in the commentary template, and drag and drop into your commentary. That’s it! Very easy!

Watch the video below to see how we do this from scratch. The entire process is probably less than 1 minute.

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The Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas L. Constable
The Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas L. Constable

DESCRIPTION These Bible Study Notes are some of the most comprehensible that you may find anywhere to help you study God's word. These Bible Study Notes, written by Dr. Thomas L. Constable over a 25-year period, provide commentary on all 66 books of the Bible, and hold about 7,000 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.

In addition to the verse-by-verse explanations of the entire Bible, extra resources include historical background, scope, purpose, theology, and outline information on the individual books. Thousands of footnote references are a helpful source for further, more in-depth study

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