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

See the OT Detailed Lists for more information about this list.


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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 Matthew: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary)

  • Carson, D.A. “Matthew,” pp. 23-670 in EBCR, Vol. 9. Zondervan, 2010. 992pp. F-PLS Matthew and Mark (The 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: Volume 1 (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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 33a, Matthew 1-13  (hagner), 483pp

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

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

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

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

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 (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) 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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 34b, Mark 8:27-16:20 (evans)

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

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

  • Guelich, Robert A. Mark 1-8:26. WBC. Word, 1989. 454pp. F/C-SP Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 34a, Mark 1-8:26  (guelich), 498pp

  • 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 according to Mark: The English Text With Introduction, Exposition, and Notes (The New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • (*) 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: A 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 (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) (2 Volumes) 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)

  • Bock, Darrell L. Luke. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 640pp. F-PL Luke (The NIV Application Commentary)

  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Gospel According to Luke. 2 vols. AB. Doubleday, 1981, 1985. 1642pp. C-SP The Gospel According to Luke I-IX: Introduction, Translation, and Notes (The Anchor Bible, Vol. 28)

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

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

  • 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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 35a, Luke 1:1-9:20

  • Stein, Robert H. Luke. NAC. Broadman, 1992. 642pp. F-PLS Luke: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (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 Gospel according to John (The Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC)) 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, Second Edition: 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 The Gospel According to John I-XII (Anchor Bible Series, Vol. 29)

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

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

  • * 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 The Gospel of 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 The Book of the 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 (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: Introduction and 1:1-2:47

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

  • * 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 The 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 The Epistle to the Romans 1-8 (Vol. 1) (International Critical Commentary Series)

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

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

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

  • * Schreiner, Thomas R. Romans. BECNT. Baker, 1998. 919pp. F-PSL Romans (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 : Acts - First Corinthians (Volume 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 (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)

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

  • Blomberg, Craig L. 1 Corinthians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1994. 352pp. F-PL 1 Corinthians (The 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, Revised Edition (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: 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 (New International Greek Testament Commentary)

  • Thiselton, Anthony C. First Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary. Eerdmans, 2006. 325pp. F/C-PLS I 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 (The 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: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (New American Commentary)

  • Hafemann, Scott J. 2 Corinthians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2000. 544pp. F-PL 2 Corinthians

  • ** 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: Revised (Word Biblical Commentary)

  • Matera, Frank J. II Corinthians. NTL. Westminster John Knox, 2003. 332pp. C-PSL II Corinthians (2003): 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 (The 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 The Epistle to the Galatians (The New International Commentary on the New Testament)

  • * Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. WBC. Word, 1990. 323pp. F/C-SPL Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 41, Galatians

  • (*) 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 The 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 The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (The 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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 42, Ephesians

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

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

  • (*) 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 (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) 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 (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, Revised Edition (Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 43)

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

  • 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: The 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 The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (The 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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 44, Colossians-Philemon

  • (*) 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 & 2 Thessalonians (Word Biblical Commentary) (Vol. 45)

  • * 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 NIV Application Commentary 1 & 2 Thessalonians

  • * Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians. AB. Doubleday, 2001. 508pp. C-SP The Letters to the Thessalonians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

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

  • Wanamaker, C. The Epistles to the Thessalonians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1990. 316pp. F/C-SP The Epistle to the Thessalonians (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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 46, Pastoral Epistles Buy on Amazon

  • Knight, George W., III. The Pastoral Epistles (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992. The Pastoral Epistles (The 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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 46, Pastoral Epistles

  • 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

  • * 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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 47a, Hebrews 1-8 Buy on Amazon

  • Attridge, Harold W. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Herm. Fortress, 1989. 437pp. C-SP Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible)

  • 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 (The 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 to the Hebrews

  • Ellingworth, Paul. The Epistle to the Hebrews. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1993. 764pp. F/C-SP The Epistle to the Hebrews (New International Greek Testament Com (Eerdmans))

  • Guthrie, George H. Hebrews. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998. 480pp. F-PL NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews [Hardcover] by Guthrie, George H.

  • ** Lane, William. L. Hebrews, 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1991. 617pp. F/C-SPL Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 47a, Hebrews 1-8

  • * O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Hebrews. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010. 630pp. F-PSL The Letter to the Hebrews (The 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 (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • Martin, Ralph P. James. WBC. Word, 1988. 240pp. F/C-SPL Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 48, James

  • * 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 Peter 1 Hermeneia (Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible)

  • ** 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 (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

  • Michaels, J. Ramsey. 1 Peter. WBC. Word, 1988. 337pp. F/C-SPL Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 49, 1 Peter

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

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 Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 50, 2 Peter, Jude  (bauckham), 377pp Buy on Amazon

  • ** Bauckham, Richard. Jude, 2 Peter. WB Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 50, 2 Peter, Jude  (bauckham), 377pp 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 The NIV Application Commentary 2 Peter, Jude

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

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, 2, and 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 1,2,3 John: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (New American Commentary)

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

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

  • * 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 (The 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 (Rev.) (Word Biblical Commentary)

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

  • ** Yarbrough, Robert W. 1-3 John. BECNT. Baker, 2008. 434pp. F-PSL 1, 2, and 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 The Book of Revelation (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) Buy on Amazon

  • Aune, David E. Revelation. 3 vols. WBC. Dallas: Word, 1997, 1998, 1998. 1354pp. C-SPL Revelation 1-5 (Word Biblical Commentary 52a)

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

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

  • * Mounce, Robert H. The Book of Revelation. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997. 439pp. F-PLS The Book of Revelation (The 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  Revelation: A Shorter 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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