NT Detailed Lists

These lists include all the commentaries mentioned in the NT Must-Buy Lists, plus other highly-ranked and useful volumes.

Must-Buy volumes are marked like this:
** = “must-buy” volumes
*  = “almost must-buy” volumes
(*) = “potential must-buy” volumes

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MatthewRomansPhilippiansJames
Mark1 CorinthiansColossians, Philemon1 Peter
Luke2 Corinthians1 and 2 Thessalonians2 Peter, Jude
JohnGalatiansPastoral Epistles1, 2, and 3 John
ActsEphesiansHebrewsRevelation

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Matthew The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament) Buy on Amazon

  • Blomberg, Craig L. Matthew. NAC. Broadman, 1992. 464pp. F-PLS NAC  NT MATTHEW (The New American commentary)

  • Carson, D.A. “Matthew,” pp. 23-670 in EBCR, Vol. 9. Zondervan, 2010. 992pp. F-PLS MATTHEW AND MARK: 9 (Expositor's Bible Commentary)

  • * Davies, W.D. and Dale C. Allison, Jr. The Gospel According to St. Matthew. 3 vols. ICC. T&T Clark, 1988, 1991, 1997. 731/807/789pp. C-SP Matthew 1-7 (International Critical Commentary)

  • ** France, R.T. The Gospel of Matthew. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2007. 1169pp. F-PSL The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Hagner, Donald A. Matthew. 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1993, 1995. 935pp. F/C-SPL MATTHEW VOL 33A HB: Matthew 1-13 (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • * Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of Matthew. Eerdmans, rev. 2009. 1040pp. F-SPL Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

  • Nolland, John. The Gospel of Matthew. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2005. 1481pp. F/C-SPL The Gospel of Matthew: a Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Com (Eerdmans))

  • (*) Osborne, Grant R. Matthew. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 1152pp. F-PSL Matthew HB (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Wilkins, Michael J. Matthew. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2004. 1008pp. F-PL Matthew (NIV Application Commentary)

Also worth considering:

    • Evans, Gibbs, Luz, Turner

    • Evans also suggests: Brown (The Birth of the Messiah), Bruner, Morris

    • Notes: The massive Davies/Allison commentary has been abridged by Allison (2004) for those who wish to skip the encyclopedic exegetical detail and read their conclusions. France directs readers of his commentary to his volume Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher for introductory matters (Zondervan, 1989). Also, I am surprised Chamblin’s 2-vol. commentary has not received more attention (Mentor, 2010, about 1600pp.).

Important forthcoming:

    • Kingsbury, Jack. [Matthew] ECC. S-SP?

    • (*) Pennington, Jonathan. [Matthew] PNTC. F-PSL?


Mark The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Com (Eerdmans)) Buy on Amazon

  • * Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Mark. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2002. 552pp. F-PSL The Gospel According to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • Evans, Craig A. Mark 8:27-16:20. WBC. Nelson, 2001. 594pp. F/C-SP MARK VOL 34B HB (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • ** France, R.T. The Gospel of Mark. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2002. 719pp. F-SPL The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Com (Eerdmans))

  • Garland, David E. Mark. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 656pp. F-PL Mark (NIV Application Commentary)

  • Guelich, Robert A. Mark 1-8:26. WBC. Word, 1989. 454pp. F/C-SP Mark 1-8:26 (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • Gundry, Robert H. Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross. Eerdmans, 1993. 1069pp. F-SP Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross, Chapters 1 - 8

  • Lane, William L. The Gospel According to Mark. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1974. 652pp. F-PSL The Gospel of Mark

  • (*) Stein, Robert H. Mark. BECNT. Baker, 2008. 823pp. F-PSL Mark (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • (*) Strauss, Mark. Mark. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2014. 784pp. F-PSL Mark (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)
  • Witherington, Ben, III. The Gospel of Mark: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Eerdmans, 2001. 463pp. F-PSL The Gospel of Mark: Socio-rhetorical Commentary

Also worth considering:

    • Beavis, Boring, Collins, Geddert, Hooker, Marcus

    • Evans also suggests: Cranfield, Hurtado, Moloney

Important forthcoming:

    • Dunn, James D.G. [Mark] ICC. C-SP?

    • (*) Evans, Craig A. [Mark 1-8:26] WBC. F/C-SP?

    • (*) Watts, Rikk. E. [Mark] NICOT. F-PSL?


Luke Luke: 2 Volumes (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) Buy on Amazon

  • ** Bock, Darrell L. Luke. 2 vols. BECNT. Baker, 1994, 1996. 2148pp. F-PSL Luke 1:1-9:50 (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament): No 1-4 Vol 1

  • Bock, Darrell L. Luke. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 640pp. F-PL Luke: The NIV Application Commentary from Biblical Text to Contemporary Life

  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Gospel According to Luke. 2 vols. AB. Doubleday, 1981, 1985. 1642pp. C-SP The Gospel According to Luke 1-9: Chapters 1-9 v. 1 (Anchor Bible)

  • (*) Garland, David E. Luke. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2011. 1040pp. F-PSL Luke HB (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Green, Joel B. The Gospel of Luke. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997. 928pp. F/C-PSL The Gospel of Luke (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Johnson, Luke T. The Gospel of Luke. SP. Liturgical, 1992. 466pp. C-PSL The Gospel of Luke (Sacra Pagina) (Sacra Pagina Series)

  • Marshall, I. Howard. The Gospel of Luke. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1978. 928pp. F/C-SP The Gospel of Luke (The new international Greek testament commentary)

  • Nolland, John. Luke. 3 vols. WBC. Word, 1989, 1993, 1993. 1293pp. F/C-SP LUKE VOL 35A HB: Luke 1:1-9:20 Vol 35A (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • Stein, Robert H. Luke. NAC. Broadman, 1992. 642pp. F-PLS NAC NT LUKE (The New American commentary)

Also worth considering:

    • Bovon, Carroll, Liefeld/Pao, Marshall (Luke: Historian and Theologian)

    • Evans also suggests: Brown (The Birth of the Messiah), Danker, Ellis, Evans (NIBC)

    • New and promising: James R. Edwards, The Gospel according to Luke. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2015. 859pp. F-PSL The Gospel According to Luke (Pillar New Testament Commentary (Pntc))

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Bauckham, Richard. [Luke] ICC. F/C-SP?

    • (*) Edwards, James R. [Luke] PNTC. F-PSL?

    • Levine, Amy-Jill and Ben Witherington III. [Luke] NCBC. F-PSL?


John The Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Gospel according to John Buy on Amazon

  • Barrett, C.K. The Gospel according to St. John. 2nd ed. Westminster John Knox, 1978. 638pp. C-S The Gospel According to St. John: An Introduction with Commentary and Notes on the Greek Text

  • Brown, Raymond E. The Gospel according to John. 2 vols. AB. Doubleday, 1966, 1970. 1208pp. C-SP John: Chapters 1-12 (Anchor Bible)

  • ** Carson, Donald A. The Gospel According to John. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1991. 715pp. F-PSL The Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Gospel according to John

  • * Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of John. 2 vols. Hendrickson, 2003. 1636pp. F-SPL The Gospel of John

  • * Köstenberger, Andreas. John. BECNT. Baker, 2004. 700pp. F-PSL John (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • (*) Michaels, J. Ramsey. The Gospel of John. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2010. 1094pp. F-PSL John (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Ridderbos, Herman L. The Gospel of John. Eerdmans, trans. 1997. 719pp. F-SP The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary

Also worth considering:

    • Beasley-Murray, Blomberg, Borchert, Bruner, Burge, Lincoln, Moloney, Morris, Schnackenburg, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Kruse

    • New and promising: Harris, Murray J. John. EGGNT. B&H, 2015. 368pp. F-SP John (Exegetical guide to the Greek New Testament)
    • (*) New and promising: Klink, Edward W., III. John. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2016. 976 pp. F-PSL  John (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Important forthcoming:

    • Attridge, Harold. [John] Herm. C-SP?

    • (*) Bauckham, Richard. [John] NIGTC. F/C-SP?


Acts Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) Buy on Amazon

  • Barrett, C.K. The Acts of the Apostles. 2 vols. ICC. T&T Clark, 1994, 1998. 1272pp. C-S Acts: Volume 1: 1-14 (International Critical Commentary)

  • ** Bock, Darrell L. Acts. BECNT. Baker, 2007. 848pp. F-PSL Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Bruce, F.F. The Book of the Acts. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1988. 541pp. F-PSL Book of Acts (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Acts of the Apostles. AB. Doubleday, 1998. 830pp. C-SP The Acts of the Apostles (Anchor Bible Commentaries) (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • (*) Keener, Craig S. Acts: An Exegetical Commentary. 4 vols. Baker, 2012-?. 1104/1200/?/?pp. F-SPL Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume I: Introduction and 1:1-2:47

  • Marshall, I. Howard. The Acts of the Apostles. TNTC. Eerdmans, 1980. 427pp. F-PL Acts: 5 (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered))

  • * Peterson, David G. The Acts of the Apostles. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009. 790pp. F-PSL The Acts of the Apostles (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • (*) Schnabel, Eckhard J. Acts ZECNT. Zondervan, 2012. 1168pp. F-PSL Acts (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Witherington, Ben, III. The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Eerdmans, 1998. 874pp. F-PSL The Acts of the Apostles (A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary)

Also worth considering:

    • Bruce (3rd ed. 1990), Fernando, Johnson, Longenecker, Pervo, Pohill

    • Evans also suggests: Larkin, Wall, Williams

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Green, Joel B. [Acts] NICNT. F/C-PSL?

    • (*) Porter, Stanley E. [Acts] NIGTC. F-SP?

    • (*) Walton, Steve. [Acts] WBC. F-SPL?


Romans Epistle to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament) Buy on Amazon

  • * Cranfield, C.E.B. The Epistle to the Romans. 2 vols. ICC. T&T Clark. 1975, 1979. 927pp. F/C-SP Romans 1-8: (International Critical Commentary)

  • Dunn, James D.G. Romans. 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1988. 976pp. F/C-SPL Romans 1-8 (Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 38A)

  • (*) Kruse, Colin G. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2012. 672pp. F-PSL Paul's Letter to the Romans (Pillar New Testament Commentaries)

  • ** Moo, Douglas J. The Epistle to the Romans. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1996. 1012pp. F-PSL Epistle to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Schreiner, Thomas R. Romans. BECNT. Baker, 1998. 919pp. F-PSL Romans: B E C N T (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Wright, N.T. “The Letter to the Romans,” pp. 393-770 in NIB, Vol. 10. Abingdon, 2002. F/C-PLS The New Interpreter's Bible: 10

Also worth considering:

    • Achtemeier, Cottrell, Fitzmyer, Hultgren, Jewett, Matera, Moo (NIVAC), Morris, Osborne, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Murray

    • New and promising: (*) Longenecker, Richard N. The Epistle to the Romans. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2015. 1104pp. F/C-SP?  The Epistle to the Romans (New International Greek Testament Commentary (NIGTC))

Important forthcoming:

    • Thielman, Frank. [Romans] ZECNT. F-PSL?


1 Corinthians The First Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • (*) Ciampa, Roy E, and Brian S. Rosner. The First Letter to the Corinthians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010. 990pp. F-PSL The First Letter to the Corinthians (Pillar New Testament Commentary Series)

  • Barrett, C.K. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. 2nd ed. BNTC. Hendrickson, 1971. 410pp. C-PSL The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Black's New Testament Commentary)

  • Blomberg, Craig L. 1 Corinthians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1994. 352pp. F-PL 1 Corinthians (NIV Application Commentary)

  • * Fee, Gordon D. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2014. 1044pp. F/C-PSL The First Epistle to the Corinthians: The New International Commentary on the New Testament

  • * Garland, David E. 1 Corinthians. BECNT. Baker, 2003. 870pp. F-PSL 1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Hays, Richard B. First Corinthians. Inter. Westminster John Knox, 1997. 299pp. C-PLS First Corinthians Interpretation (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching)

  • ** Thiselton, Anthony C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2000. 1446pp. F/C-SP The First Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Com (Eerdmans))

  • Thiselton, Anthony C. First Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary. Eerdmans, 2006. 325pp. F/C-PLS 1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary

  • Witherington, Ben, III. Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Eerdmans, 1995. 492pp. F-PSL Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians

Also worth considering:

    • Collins, Fitzmyer, Keener

    • Evans also suggests: Bruce, Carson (Showing the Spirit)

    • New and promising: Mark Taylor. 1 Corinthians. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 2014. 464pp. F-PL  1 Corinthians: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (New American Commentary)

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Clarke, Andrew. [1 Corinthians] WBC. F-SPL?

    • Ellis, E. Earle. [1 Corinthians] ICC. F-SP?

    • Gardner, Paul. [1 Corinthians] ZECNT. F-PSL?


2 Corinthians The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • * Barnett, Paul. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997. 662pp. F-PSL The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (The new international commentary on the New Testament)

  • Belleville, Linda. 2 Corinthians. IVPNTC. InterVarsity, 1996. 357pp. F-PL 2 Corinthians (IVP New Testament Commentary)

  • Garland, David E. 2 Corinthians. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 1999. 597pp. F-PL 2 Corinthians (New American Commentary)

  • Hafemann, Scott J. 2 Corinthians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2000. 544pp. F-PL 2 Corinthians: From Biblical Text - to Contemporary Life (NIV Application Commentary)

  • ** Harris, Murray J. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2005. 989pp. F-SP The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Greek Testament Commentary)

  • (*) Martin, Ralph P. 2 Corinthians. 2nd ed. WBC. Zondervan, 2014. 752pp. F/C-SPL 2 Corinthians (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • Matera, Frank J. II Corinthians. NTL. Westminster John Knox, 2003. 332pp. C-PSL II Corinthians: A Commentary (New Testament Library)

  • (*) Seifrid, Mark A. The Second Letter to the Corinthians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2014. 544pp. F-PSL The Second Letter to the Corinthians (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

Also worth considering:

    • Baker, Barrett, Collins, Furnish, Keener, Lambrecht, Thrall, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Bruce, Hughes

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Guthrie, George. [2 Corinthians] BECNT. F-PSL?


Galatians Galatians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) Buy on Amazon

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistle to the Galatians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1982. 305pp. F-SP The Epistle to the Galatians (The new international Greek testament commentary)

  • Fung, Ronald Y.K. Galatians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1994. 342pp. F-PSL Epistle to the Galatians (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. WBC. Word, 1990. 323pp. F/C-SPL Galatians (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • (*) Moo, Douglas J. Galatians. BECNT. Baker, 2013. 496 pp. F-PSL Galatians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • (*) Schreiner, Thomas R. Galatians. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 423pp. F-PSL Galatians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Witherington, Ben, III. Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Eerdmans, 1998. 475pp. F-PSL Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on Paul's Letter to the Galatians

Also worth considering:

    • Betz, De Boer, Dunn, Fee, Martyn, McKnight

    • Evans also suggests: George

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Carson, D. A. [Galatians] PNTC. F-PSL?

    • (*) deSilva, D. A. [Galatians] NICNT. F/C-PSL?


Ephesians Letter to the Ephesians (Pillar New Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • (*) Arnold, Clinton E. Ephesians. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 538pp. F-PSL Ephesians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Best, Ernest. Ephesians. ICC. T&T Clark, 1998. 686pp. C-SP Ephesians (International Critical Commentary)

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1984. 442pp. F-PSL Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon and to the Ephesians (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Hoehner, Harold. Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary. Baker, 2002. 960pp. F-PSL Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary

  • * Lincoln, Andrew T. Ephesians. WBC. Word, 1990. 494pp. C-SPL EPHESIANS VOL 42 HB (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • ** O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Ephesians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1999. 536pp. F-PSL Letter to the Ephesians (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • Snodgrass, Klyne. Ephesians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 384pp. F-PL Ephesians (NIV Application Commentary)

  • (*) Thielman, Frank. Ephesians. BECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 520pp. F-PSL Ephesians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Also worth considering:

    • Barth, Fowl, Klein, Schnackenburg, Witherington

    • New and promising: Merkle, Benjamin L. Ephesians. EGGNT. Broadman & Holman, 2016. 272pp. F-SP Ephesians (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)

 Important forthcoming:

    • Dockery, David (or Paul Wolfe?). [Ephesians] NAC. F-PL?

    • (*) Turner, Max. [Ephesians] NIGTC. F-SP?


Philippians The Epistle to the Philippians: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Com (Eerdmans)) Buy on Amazon

  • Bockmuehl, Markus. The Epistle to the Philippians. BNTC. Hendrickson, 1998. 327pp. F/C-PSL The Epistle to the Philippians (Black's New Testament Commentary)

  • * Fee, Gordon D. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1995. 497pp. F-PSL Paul's Letter to the Philippians: The New International Commentary on the New Testament

  • (*) Hansen, G. Walter. The Letter to the Philippians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009. 392pp. F-PSL The Letter to the Philippians (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • Hawthorne, Gerald F. Philippians. Rev. Ralph P. Martin. WBC. Nelson, 2004. 384pp. F-SPL PHILIPPIANS VOL 43 REV ED HB (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • ** O’Brien, Peter T. The Epistle to the Philippians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1991. 597pp. F-SP The Epistle to the Philippians: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Com (Eerdmans))

  • Silva, Moisés. Philippians. 2nd ed. BECNT. Baker, 2005. 248pp. F-PSL Philippians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Thielman, Frank. Philippians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1995. 256pp. F-PL Philippians (NIV Application Commentary)

Also worth considering:

    • Flemming, Fowl, Reumann, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Martin (TNTC)

    • New and promising: Hellerman, Joseph H. Philippians. EGGNT. B&H, July 2015. 368pp. F-SP Philippians (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)
    • New and promising: Harmon, Matthew. Philippians. Mentor, February 2015. 512pp. F-PSL Philippians: A Mentor Commentary

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Guthrie, George H. [Philippians] ZECNT. F-PSL?

    • (*) Wright, N. T. [Philippians] ICC. F/C-SP?


Colossians, Philemon The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon (Pillar New Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1984. 442pp. F-PSL Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon and to the Ephesians (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Dunn, James D.G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1996. 388pp. F/C-SP The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon (The new international Greek testament commentary)

  • * Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Letter to Philemon. AB. Doubleday, 2000. 138pp. C-SP The Letter to Philemon: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • Garland, David E. Colossians, Philemon. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998. 402pp. F-PL Colossians, Philemon (NIV Application Commentary)

  • * Moo, Douglas J. The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2008. 471pp. F-PSL The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • Harris, Murray J. Colossians and Philemon. EGGNT. B&H, 2010. 304pp. F-SP Colossians and Philemon (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)

  • * O’Brien, Peter T. Colossians, Philemon. WBC. Word, 1982. 328pp. F-SPL Colossians, Philemon: 44 (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • (*) Pao, David W. Colossians and Philemon. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2012. 464pp. F-PSL Colossians and Philemon (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Wright, N.T. Colossians and Philemon. TNTC. Eerdmans, 1986. 192pp. F-PL Colossians and Philemon (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered))

Also worth considering:

    • Barth/Blanke (AB Colossians and ECC Philemon), Martin, Nordling, Pokorný, Sumney, Thompson, Wilson, Witherington

 Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Beale, Gregory. K. [Colossians, Philemon] BECNT. F-PSL?


1 and 2 Thessalonians The Letters to the Thessalonians (Pillar New Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • Beale, Gregory. K. 1-2 Thessalonians. IVPNTC. InterVarsity, 2003. 279pp. F-PL 1-2 Thessalonians (The Ivp New Testament Commentary Series)

  • Bruce, F.F. I & II Thessalonians. WBC. Word Books, 1982. 228pp. F-SPL 1 AND 2 THESSALONIANS VOL 45 HB: 1 & 2 Thessalonians (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • * Fee, Gordon D. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2009. 366pp. F-PSL The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • ** Green, Gene L. The Letters to the Thessalonians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2002. 400pp. F-PSL The Letters to the Thessalonians (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • Holmes, Michael W. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998. 304pp. F-PL 1 and 2 Thessalonians: The NIV Application Commentary from Biblical Text - to Contemporary Life (NIV Application Commentary)

  • * Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians. AB. Doubleday, 2001. 508pp. C-SP The Letters to the Thessalonians (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • Marshall, I. Howard. 1 and 2 Thessalonians. NCB. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983. 240pp. F/C-PLS 1 and 2 Thessalonians (The New Century Bible Commentary Series)

  • Wanamaker, C. The Epistles to the Thessalonians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1990. 316pp. F/C-SP The Epistle to the Thessalonians: A Commentary on the Greek Text (The New International Greek Testament Commentary)

  • (*) Weima, Jeffrey A.D. 1-2 Thessalonians. BECNT. Baker, 2014. 752pp. F-PSL 1-2 Thessalonians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Also worth considering:

    • Bridges, Martin, Shogren, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Morris (NICNT)

Important forthcoming:

    • Donfried, Karl. P. [1 and 2 Thessalonians] ICC. C-SP?


Pastoral Epistles PASTORAL EPISTLES VOL 46 HB: Pastoral Epistolary Vol 46 (Word Biblical Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • Knight, George W., III. The Pastoral Epistles (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992. The Pastoral Epistles (New International Greek Testament Commentary)

  • * Marshall, I. Howard with Philip H. Towner. The Pastoral Epistles. ICC. T&T Clark, 1999. 869pp. F/C-SP The Pastoral Epistles (International Critical Commentary)

  • ** Mounce, William D. Pastoral Epistles. WBC. Nelson, 2000. 641pp. F-SPL PASTORAL EPISTLES VOL 46 HB: Pastoral Epistolary Vol 46 (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • Quinn, Jerome D. and William C. Wacker. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (ECC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (Eerdmans Critical Commentary)

  • * Towner, Philip H. The Letters to Timothy and Titus. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2006. 886pp. F-PSL The Letters to Timothy and Titus (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

Also worth considering:

    • Collins, Fee, Guthrie, Johnson, Kelly, Köstenberger, Liefeld, Quinn (AB Titus), Witherington

 Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Beale, Gregory. K. [Pastoral Epistles] ZECNT. F-PSL?

    • (*) Porter, Stanley (or Reggie M. Kidd?). [Pastoral Epistles] BECNT. F-PSL?

    • (*) Yarbrough, Robert. [Pastoral Epistles] PNTC. F-PSL?


Hebrews Hebrews: Hebrews 1-8 (Word Biblical Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • Attridge, Harold W. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Herm. Fortress, 1989. 437pp. C-SP Hebrews (Hermeneia)

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1990. 426pp. F-PSL The Epistle to the Hebrews (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • (*) Cockerill, Gareth L. The Epistle to the Hebrews. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2012. 742pp. F-PSL The Epistle to the Hebrews (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • deSilva, David. A. Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle “to the Hebrews.” Eerdmans, 2000. 560pp. F-PS Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle

  • Ellingworth, Paul. The Epistle to the Hebrews. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1993. 764pp. F/C-SP The Epistle to the Hebrews (The new international Greek testament commentary)

  • Guthrie, George H. Hebrews. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998. 480pp. F-PL Hebrews (NIV Application Commentary)

  • ** Lane, William. L. Hebrews, 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1991. 617pp. F/C-SPL Hebrews: Hebrews 1-8 (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • * O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Hebrews. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010. 630pp. F-PSL The Letter to the Hebrews (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

Also worth considering:

    • Allen, Johnson, Koester, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: France, Hughes, Kistemaker, Pfitzner, Thompson

    • New and promising: Schreiner, Thomas R. Hebrews. BTCP. B&H, 2015. 560pp. F-PSL? Commentary on Hebrews (Biblical Theology Christian Proclamation Commentary)

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Carson, D. A. [Hebrews] BECNT. F-PSL?

    • (*) Moo, Douglas J. [Hebrews] ZECNT. F-PSL?


James The Letter of James (Pillar New Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • (*) Allison, Dale C., Jr. James. ICC. T&T Clark, 2013. 848pp. C-SP James (ICC): A Critical and Exegetical Commentary (International Critical Commentary)

  • Blomberg, Craig L. and Mariam J. Kamell. James. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2008. 288pp. F-PSL James (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Davids, Peter H. The Epistle of James. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1982. 226pp. F-SP The Epistle of James: The New International Greek Testament Commentary

  • Johnson, Luke T. The Letter of James. AB. Doubleday, 1995. 412pp. C-SP The Letter of James (Anchor Bible Commentaries) (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • Martin, Ralph P. James. WBC. Word, 1988. 240pp. F/C-SPL JAMES VOL 48 HB (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • * McCartney, Dan G. James. BECNT. Baker, 2009. 335pp. F-PSL James (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • (*) McKnight, Scot. The Letter of James. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2011. 497pp. F-PSL The Letter of James (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • ** Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2000. 271pp. F-PLS The Letter of James (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • (*) Varner, William. James. EEC. Lexham Press, 2014. 654pp. F-SPL James - Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

Also worth considering:

    • Hartin, Nystrom, Vlachos, Wall

    • Evans also suggests: Witherington

Important forthcoming:

    • Green, Joel. [James] NTL. F/C-PSL


 1 Peter 1 Peter (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) Buy on Amazon

  • Achtemeier, Paul J. 1 Peter. Herm. Fortress, 1996. 423pp. C-SP 1 Peter (Hermeneia)

  • ** Jobes, Karen H. 1 Peter. BECNT. Baker, 2005. 364pp. F-PSL 1 Peter (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Davids, Peter H. The First Epistle of Peter. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1990. 266pp. F-PSL The First Epistle of Peter (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Elliott, John H. 1 Peter. AB. Doubleday, 2000. 956pp. C-SP 1 Peter (Anchor Bible Commentaries) (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • Michaels, J. Ramsey. 1 Peter. WBC. Word, 1988. 337pp. F/C-SPL 1 PETER VOL 49 HB (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • * Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 2003. 512pp. F-PL The New American Commentary, Volume 37 - I and II Peter, Jude (New American Commentary New Testament)

Also worth considering:

    • Donelson, Feldmeier, Goppelt, Green, Kelly, McKnight, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Grudem, Hillyer, Marshall

    • New and promising: Forbes, Greg. W. 1 Peter. EGGNT. B&H, 2014. 256pp. F-SP 1 Peter (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Hafemann, Scott J. [1 Peter] PNTC. F-PSL?

    • (*) Martin, Troy. [1 Peter] NIGTC. F-SP?

    • (*) Wilkins, Michael. [1 Peter] ZECNT. F-PSL?


2 Peter, Jude 2 PETER JUDE VOL 50 HB: Jude, 2 Peter (Word Biblical Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • ** Bauckham, Richard. Jude, 2 Peter. WB 2 PETER JUDE VOL 50 HB: Jude, 2 Peter (Word Biblical Commentary) C. Word, 1983. 357pp. F/C-SPL

  • * Davids, Peter H. The Letters of Second Peter and Jude. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2006. 348pp. F-PSL The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • (*) Green, Gene L. Jude and 2 Peter. BECNT. Baker, 2008. 420pp. F-PSL Jude and 2 Peter: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

  • Kelly, J.N.D. The Epistles of Peter and Jude. BNTC. Hendrickson, 1969. 387pp. F/C-PSL The Epistles of Peter and of Jude (Black's New Testament Commentary)

  • Moo, Douglas J. 2 Peter, Jude. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 316pp. F-PL 2 Peter, and Jude: From Biblical Text-- to Contemporary Life (The NIV Application Commentary)

  • * Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 2003. 512pp. F-PL The New American Commentary, Volume 37 - I and II Peter, Jude (New American Commentary New Testament)

Also worth considering:

    • Charles, Donelson, Green E.M.B., Neyrey, Reese, Witherington

 Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Hafemann, Scott J. [2 Peter, Jude] NIGTC. F-SP?

    • (*) Webb, Robert L. [2 Peter, Jude] NICNT. F-PSL?


1, 2, and 3 John 1-3 John: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Buy on Amazon

  • Akin, Daniel L. 1, 2, 3 John. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 2001. 352pp. F-PL NAC NT 1 2 3  JOHN (New American Commentary New Testament)

  • Brown, Raymond. The Epistles of John. AB. Doubleday, 1982. 812pp. C-SP The Epistles of John: 30 (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • Burge, Gary M. The Letters of John. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 264pp. F-PL The Letters of John: From Biblical Text-- to Contemporary Life (The NIV Application Commentary)

  • * Kruse, Colin G. The Letters of John. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2000. 255pp. F-PLS The Letters of John (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

  • * Marshall, I. Howard. The Epistles of John. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1978. 274pp. F-PLS The Epistles of John (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Smalley, Stephen S. 1, 2, 3 John. Rev. ed. WBC. Word, 2007. 376pp. F/C-SPL 1 2 3 JOHN VOL 51 REV ED HB (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • Stott, John. The Letters of John. Rev. ed. TNTC. InterVarsity, 1988. 240pp. F-PL The Letters of John: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered))

  • ** Yarbrough, Robert W. 1-3 John. BECNT. Baker, 2008. 434pp. F-PSL 1-3 John: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

Also worth considering:

    • Lieu, Schuchard, Schnackenburg, Strecker, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Rensberger

    • New and promising: Karen H. Jobes. 1, 2, and 3 John. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2014. 368pp. F-PSL 1, 2, and 3 John (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Carson, D. A. [Epistles of John] NIGTC. F-SP?


Revelation Revelation (New International Greek Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • Aune, David E. Revelation. 3 vols. WBC. Dallas: Word, 1997, 1998, 1998. 1354pp. C-SPL Revelation (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • ** Beale, Gregory K. The Book of Revelation. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1999. 1245pp. F-SP Revelation (New International Greek Testament Commentary)

  • Keener, Craig S. Revelation. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2000. 576pp. F-PLS Revelation (NIV Application Commentary)

  • * Mounce, Robert H. The Book of Revelation. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997. 439pp. F-PLS The Book of Revelation (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Osborne, Grant R. Revelation. BECNT. Baker, 2002. 896pp. F-PSL Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

  • Smalley, Stephen S. The Revelation to John. InterVarsity, 2005. 633pp. F/C-PSL The Revelation to John: A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Apocalypse

Also worth considering:

    • Beasley-Murray, Blount, Boxall, Hemer, Johnson, Ladd, Michaels, Resseguie, Thomas, Witherington

    • Evans also suggests: Hughes, Kistemaker, Morris, Reddish, Wall

    • New and promising: Gregory K. Beale. Revelation: A Shorter Commentary. Eerdmans, 2015. 552pp. F-PSL  The Book of Revelation: A Shorter Exegetical Commentary

Important forthcoming:

    • (*) Carson, D. A. [Revelation] PNTC. F-PSL?

    • (*) Fanning, Buist. [Revelation] ZECNT. F-PSL?

    • (*) Koester, Craig R. [Revelation] AYB. C-SP?

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