How To: Zondervan Bible Commentary

Thank you for your interest in the Zondervan Bible Commentary. In this Help article, we will go through a few ways to use the Zondervan Bible Commentary to get the most out of your Bible study.

Open in the Main Window

The first way to view the Zondervan Bible Commentary is in the main window. This option will allow you to navigate into the Table of Contents for this resource. To access the Table of Contents, simply tap on the navigation menu.


Select the three-dot Options icon.


Select 'Use List Layout'.

This will reveal the Table of Contents, so you can navigate anywhere in the resource.


Open in the Parallel Window

Another way to view the Zondervan Bible Commentary is in the Parallel window in the Study Center. This option will allow you to have the commentary open alongside your Bible text. First, tap the green bar at the bottom of the screen to open the Study Center.


Tap Parallel and locate the Zondervan Bible Commentary in the list of resources.


Select the Zondervan Bible Commentary.


Open in the Resource Guide

Finally, you can open your preferred Bible translation in the main window and have the Resource Guide open in the Study Center to the see the results from the Zondervan Bible Commentary. First, open the Study Center:


Next, select the 'Resource Guide' tab (lightbulb icon) to make sure you have the Resource Guide open. With the Resource Guide open, you’ll see relevant commentary “hits" listed here. By selecting your desired commentary, in this case the Zondervan Bible Commentary, you will be able to see all the entries in this resource related to the Bible text you are viewing in the main window.


The Olive Tree Bible App also keeps up with the Scripture passage you’re reading in the main window with sync scrolling. This means that as you move along in the Bible text, the commentary syncs to where you are in your study. You’ll save an enormous amount of time with this feature alone.

Ways to Purchase or Subscribe:

You can purchase the Zondervan Bible Commentary resource on our website here.

The Zondervan Bible Commentary is also included both our NIV Bible Study Pack and NKJV Bible Study Pack! With a variety of resources, including maps, a commentary and more, Study Packs are a great value for just $5.99/month. You can learn more and sign up on our website to start your 14-day free trial.

We hope this article has been helpful for you. If you have any further questions about using the Zondervan Bible Commentary, please submit a ticket. We’ll be happy to help you!

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