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    Default best and favorite commentary set

    What is everyone's favorite commentary set, whether Word Biblical, Anchor, NICOT/NICNT, NIGNTC, Pillars, etc... and why?


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    Default Favorite commentaries

    It depends on how you use commentaries: for preparing sermons, for personal study, for preparing college lectures, etc. In any case, I wouldn't recommend buying a set, unless you pick it up at a great used price. Instead, pick the best work on each book. A couple tools that are helpful for doing that are the following:
    • Tremper Longman, Old Testament Commentary Survey, Baker, 1995, 2003.
    • D. A. Carson, New Testament Commentary Survey, Baker, 2001.

    Dale A. Brueggemann

    כִּי עֶזְרָא הֵכִין לְבָבוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וְלַעֲשֹׂת וּלְלַמֵּד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט (Ezra 7:10)

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    Default Suggested commentaries

    I've collected some lists and links of recommended commentaries here.
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
    Professor of Biblical Studies
    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg -
    Biblical Studies and Technological Tools

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    Default Commentaries

    Fee & Stuart include a list of good comentaries in How to read the Bible for all its worth.

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    Default Ramdom Selections

    Dale's right, don't waste your money on a complete set, unless of course you are purchasing Baker's NTC ($200.00 for all twelve volumes). Individual recommendations: Romans - Baker's ECNT vol. 6 by Schreiner; 2 Corinthians - Zondervans NIVAC by Hafemann; Ephesians - Baker's green volume by Hoehner; Pastorals - WBC vol. (?) by Mounce; Revelation - (?'s) NIGTC by Beale.
    Last edited by cmyktaylor; 08-22-2005 at 10:56 AM. Reason: updated

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    Lightbulb good commentary sets

    I find that the Word Biblical Commentary offers value for money, but do look for the best deal. In Australia it can be as high as $550 or as low as $349.

    Word has some excellent commentators, though some are only loosely evangelical.

    The Expositors Bible Commentary 5.1 version [Pradis] is well worth buying and has many excellent commentaries, and a few that are less than excellent.

    The IVP Essential Reference Collection has some terrific resources for the teacher and preacher.

    David McKay

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