Biblical Illustrator, The: Old Testament / New Testament

Prod ID: Biblical Illustrator
Price: $99.90

Requires Accordance 12.3.2 or above.

For even more information, see this release announcement.

Print value of this product is $1,400.

What if Charles Spurgeon helped you prepare next Sunday’s sermon?

Or what if you could talk over your preaching with Joseph Parker, Richard Baxter, Henry Ward Beecher, and H. P. Liddon. Do you think it would make a difference to get the input of some of the greatest preachers who ever lived?

That’s precisely what Joseph Exell had in mind when he put together the massive series of volumes called The Biblical IllustratorThe Biblical Illustrator was originally published in 1887 in London by Joseph Exell (one of the editors for the Pulpit Commentary).

In what can only be called a Herculean feat, he spent years gathering preaching notes and sermon outlines from the very best preachers of his day (in the late 1800s and early 1900s), and he did it covering every book of the Bible. The Biblical Illustrator is a collection of “anecdotes, similies, emblems, illustrations, expository, scientific, geographical, historical, and homiletics gathered from a wide range of home and foreign literature on the verses of the Bible.”

Over 34,000 pages in its original 56-volume printing, The Biblical Illustrator is a massive compilation of treatments on 10,000 passages of Scripture.

And it is amazingly comprehensive. Exell approached his task by taking every verse in the Bible and seeking to discover how it has been preached in the past. Though there is plenty of exegetical material here, this is not primarily a commentary.

This series is for preachers, teachers, Bible students and anyone else looking for penetrating pastoral insights from some of the all-time greats of the faith.

This module covers all 66 books of the Old and New Testament.

Contributors include:

  • Charles Spurgeon
  • Augustine
  • Alexander MacLaren
  • Thomas Manton
  • Matthew Henry
  • John Trapp
  • F. B. Meyer
  • J. C. Ryle
  • Charles Hodge
  • John Wesley
  • Adam Clark
  • Dwight L. Moody
  • and hundreds of others.

1/10/19 Update: The 1.1 update increases the minimum requirement to 12.3.2 in order to accommodate the support (related to the Info Pane) of handling the thousands of authors of this product.

Biblical Illustrator (Old Testament and New Testament)
• Editor: Joseph S. Exell, M.A.
• Public Domain text published by The Gresham Press

Where to Find

Biblical Illustrator, The: Old Testament / New Testament is included with the following packages

Category Code Title Price
Primary CollectionsColl12-Starter-PreacherStarter Collection 12 – Preacher Special99.90
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster1118English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (November 2018)33999.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0319English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (February 2019)34399.00
Primary CollectionsColl12-EngMaster0519English Master Collection (Accordance 12) (May 2019)35549.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-EngMaster1119English Master Collection (Accordance 13) (November 2019)36999.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-EngMaster0420English Master Collection (Accordance 13) (April 2020)37499.00
Primary CollectionsColl13-EngMaster0720English Master Collection (July 2020)42568
Primary BundlesWS Crossover13Preacher/Teacher Reference Library Bundle (Previously the Wordsearch Crossover)699
Collection BundlesNOBTS Foundations BundleNOBTS Foundations Bundle29.00
Collection BundlesSWBTS Foundations BundleSWBTS Foundations Bundle34.95
Collection BundlesDTS Foundations BundleDTS Foundations Bundle34.95
Collection BundlesTEDS Foundations BundleTEDS Foundations Bundle34.95


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