NT Detailed Lists

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

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

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Matthew [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=080282501X]

  • Blomberg, Craig L. Matthew. NAC. Broadman, 1992. 464pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805401229]

  • Carson, D.A. “Matthew,” pp. 23-670 in EBCR, Vol. 9. Zondervan, 2010. 992pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310268923]

  • * 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 [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0567083551]

  • ** France, R.T. The Gospel of Matthew. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2007. 1169pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080282501X]

  • * Hagner, Donald A. Matthew. 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1993, 1995. 935pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902320]

  • * Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of Matthew. Eerdmans, rev. 2009. 1040pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802864988]

  • Nolland, John. The Gospel of Matthew. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2005. 1481pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802823890]

  • (*) Osborne, Grant R. Matthew. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 1152pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310243572]

  • Wilkins, Michael J. Matthew. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2004. 1008pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310493102]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802872123]

  • * Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Mark. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2002. 552pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837344]

  • Evans, Craig A. Mark 8:27-16:20. WBC. Nelson, 2001. 594pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902533]

  • ** France, R.T. The Gospel of Mark. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2002. 719pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802872123]

  • Garland, David E. Mark. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 656pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310493501]

  • Guelich, Robert A. Mark 1-8:26. WBC. Word, 1989. 454pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902339]

  • Gundry, Robert H. Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross. Eerdmans, 1993. 1069pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802829104]

  • Lane, William L. The Gospel According to Mark. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1974. 652pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825028]

  • (*) Stein, Robert H. Mark. BECNT. Baker, 2008. 823pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026822]

  • (*) Strauss, Mark. Mark. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2014. 784pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310243580]
  • Witherington, Ben, III. The Gospel of Mark: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Eerdmans, 2001. 463pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802845037]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0801010519]

  • ** Bock, Darrell L. Luke. 2 vols. BECNT. Baker, 1994, 1996. 2148pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801010535]

  • Bock, Darrell L. Luke. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 640pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310493307]

  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Gospel According to Luke. 2 vols. AB. Doubleday, 1981, 1985. 1642pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0385005156]

  • (*) Garland, David E. Luke. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2011. 1040pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310243599]

  • * Green, Joel B. The Gospel of Luke. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997. 928pp. F/C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802823157]

  • Johnson, Luke T. The Gospel of Luke. SP. Liturgical, 1992. 466pp. C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0814659667]

  • Marshall, I. Howard. The Gospel of Luke. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1978. 928pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802835120]

  • Nolland, John. Luke. 3 vols. WBC. Word, 1989, 1993, 1993. 1293pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902347]

  • Stein, Robert H. Luke. NAC. Broadman, 1992. 642pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805401245]

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 [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837352]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802836836]

  • Barrett, C.K. The Gospel according to St. John. 2nd ed. Westminster John Knox, 1978. 638pp. C-S [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0664221807]

  • Brown, Raymond E. The Gospel according to John. 2 vols. AB. Doubleday, 1966, 1970. 1208pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0385015178]

  • ** Carson, Donald A. The Gospel According to John. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1991. 715pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802836836]

  • * Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of John. 2 vols. Hendrickson, 2003. 1636pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801046750]

  • * Köstenberger, Andreas. John. BECNT. Baker, 2004. 700pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080102644X]

  • (*) Michaels, J. Ramsey. The Gospel of John. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2010. 1094pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802823025]

  • Ridderbos, Herman L. The Gospel of John. Eerdmans, trans. 1997. 719pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802804535]

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 [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1433676877]
    • (*) New and promising: Klink, Edward W., III. John. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2016. 976 pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310243602]

Important forthcoming:

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

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

Acts [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0801026687]

  • Barrett, C.K. The Acts of the Apostles. 2 vols. ICC. T&T Clark, 1994, 1998. 1272pp. C-S [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0567083853]

  • ** Bock, Darrell L. Acts. BECNT. Baker, 2007. 848pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026687]

  • Bruce, F.F. The Book of the Acts. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1988. 541pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825052]

  • Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Acts of the Apostles. AB. Doubleday, 1998. 830pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0300139829]

  • (*) Keener, Craig S. Acts: An Exegetical Commentary. 4 vols. Baker, 2012-?. 1104/1200/?/?pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801048362]

  • Marshall, I. Howard. The Acts of the Apostles. TNTC. Eerdmans, 1980. 427pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0830842357]

  • * Peterson, David G. The Acts of the Apostles. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009. 790pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080283731X]

  • (*) Schnabel, Eckhard J. Acts ZECNT. Zondervan, 2012. 1168pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=031024367X]

  • Witherington, Ben, III. The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Eerdmans, 1998. 874pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802845010]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802823173]

  • * Cranfield, C.E.B. The Epistle to the Romans. 2 vols. ICC. T&T Clark. 1975, 1979. 927pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0567084051]

  • Dunn, James D.G. Romans. 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1988. 976pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902371]

  • (*) Kruse, Colin G. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2012. 672pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837433]

  • ** Moo, Douglas J. The Epistle to the Romans. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1996. 1012pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802823173]

  • * Schreiner, Thomas R. Romans. BECNT. Baker, 1998. 919pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801021499]

  • Wright, N.T. “The Letter to the Romans,” pp. 393-770 in NIB, Vol. 10. Abingdon, 2002. F/C-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0687278236]

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? [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080282448X]

Important forthcoming:

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

1 Corinthians [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802870910]

  • (*) Ciampa, Roy E, and Brian S. Rosner. The First Letter to the Corinthians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010. 990pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837328]

  • Barrett, C.K. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. 2nd ed. BNTC. Hendrickson, 1971. 410pp. C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1565630203]

  • Blomberg, Craig L. 1 Corinthians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1994. 352pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310484901]

  • * Fee, Gordon D. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2014. 1044pp. F/C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802871364]

  • * Garland, David E. 1 Corinthians. BECNT. Baker, 2003. 870pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080102630X]

  • Hays, Richard B. First Corinthians. Inter. Westminster John Knox, 1997. 299pp. C-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0664234402]

  • ** Thiselton, Anthony C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2000. 1446pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802824498]

  • Thiselton, Anthony C. First Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary. Eerdmans, 2006. 325pp. F/C-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802840361]

  • Witherington, Ben, III. Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Eerdmans, 1995. 492pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802801447]

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  [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805401288]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802871267]

  • * Barnett, Paul. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997. 662pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802823009]

  • Belleville, Linda. 2 Corinthians. IVPNTC. InterVarsity, 1996. 357pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0830840087]

  • Garland, David E. 2 Corinthians. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 1999. 597pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805401296]

  • Hafemann, Scott J. 2 Corinthians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2000. 544pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310494206]

  • ** Harris, Murray J. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 2005. 989pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802871267]

  • (*) Martin, Ralph P. 2 Corinthians. 2nd ed. WBC. Zondervan, 2014. 752pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1418507733]

  • Matera, Frank J. II Corinthians. NTL. Westminster John Knox, 2003. 332pp. C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0664221173]

  • (*) Seifrid, Mark A. The Second Letter to the Corinthians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2014. 544pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837395]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0801027543]

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistle to the Galatians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1982. 305pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802823874]

  • Fung, Ronald Y.K. Galatians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1994. 342pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825095]

  • * Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. WBC. Word, 1990. 323pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902401]

  • (*) Moo, Douglas J. Galatians. BECNT. Baker, 2013. 496 pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801027543]

  • (*) Schreiner, Thomas R. Galatians. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 423pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310243726]

  • Witherington, Ben, III. Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Eerdmans, 1998. 475pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802844332]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802837360]

  • (*) Arnold, Clinton E. Ephesians. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 538pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310243734]

  • Best, Ernest. Ephesians. ICC. T&T Clark, 1998. 686pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0567084450]

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1984. 442pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825109]

  • * Hoehner, Harold. Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary. Baker, 2002. 960pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026148]

  • * Lincoln, Andrew T. Ephesians. WBC. Word, 1990. 494pp. C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=084990241X]

  • ** O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Ephesians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1999. 536pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837360]

  • Snodgrass, Klyne. Ephesians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 384pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310493404]

  • (*) Thielman, Frank. Ephesians. BECNT. Zondervan, 2010. 520pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026830]

Also worth considering:

    • Barth, Fowl, Klein, Schnackenburg, Witherington

    • New and promising: Merkle, Benjamin L. Ephesians. EGGNT. Broadman & Holman, 2016. 272pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1433676117]

 Important forthcoming:

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

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

Philippians [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802872131]

  • Bockmuehl, Markus. The Epistle to the Philippians. BNTC. Hendrickson, 1998. 327pp. F/C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801049415]

  • * Fee, Gordon D. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1995. 497pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825117]

  • (*) Hansen, G. Walter. The Letter to the Philippians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009. 392pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837379]

  • Hawthorne, Gerald F. Philippians. Rev. Ralph P. Martin. WBC. Nelson, 2004. 384pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0785250085]

  • ** O’Brien, Peter T. The Epistle to the Philippians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1991. 597pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802872131]

  • Silva, Moisés. Philippians. 2nd ed. BECNT. Baker, 2005. 248pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026814]

  • Thielman, Frank. Philippians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1995. 256pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310493005]

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 [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1433676869]
    • New and promising: Harmon, Matthew. Philippians. Mentor, February 2015. 512pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1781914281]

Important forthcoming:

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

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

Colossians, Philemon [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802837271]

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1984. 442pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825109]

  • Dunn, James D.G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1996. 388pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802824412]

  • * Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Letter to Philemon. AB. Doubleday, 2000. 138pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=038549629X]

  • Garland, David E. Colossians, Philemon. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998. 402pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310484804]

  • * Moo, Douglas J. The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2008. 471pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837271]

  • Harris, Murray J. Colossians and Philemon. EGGNT. B&H, 2010. 304pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805448497]

  • * O’Brien, Peter T. Colossians, Philemon. WBC. Word, 1982. 328pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902436]

  • (*) Pao, David W. Colossians and Philemon. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2012. 464pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310243955]

  • Wright, N.T. Colossians and Philemon. TNTC. Eerdmans, 1986. 192pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=083084242X]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802837387]

  • Beale, Gregory. K. 1-2 Thessalonians. IVPNTC. InterVarsity, 2003. 279pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0830840133]

  • Bruce, F.F. I & II Thessalonians. WBC. Word Books, 1982. 228pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902444]

  • * Fee, Gordon D. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2009. 366pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802863620]

  • ** Green, Gene L. The Letters to the Thessalonians. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2002. 400pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837387]

  • Holmes, Michael W. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998. 304pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310493803]

  • * Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians. AB. Doubleday, 2001. 508pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0385184603]

  • Marshall, I. Howard. 1 and 2 Thessalonians. NCB. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983. 240pp. F/C-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080281946X]

  • Wanamaker, C. The Epistles to the Thessalonians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1990. 316pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802870929]

  • (*) Weima, Jeffrey A.D. 1-2 Thessalonians. BECNT. Baker, 2014. 752pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026857]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0849902452]

  • Knight, George W., III. The Pastoral Epistles (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992. [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802871410]

  • * Marshall, I. Howard with Philip H. Towner. The Pastoral Epistles. ICC. T&T Clark, 1999. 869pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0567084558]

  • ** Mounce, William D. Pastoral Epistles. WBC. Nelson, 2000. 641pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902452]

  • Quinn, Jerome D. and William C. Wacker. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (ECC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802824439]

  • * Towner, Philip H. The Letters to Timothy and Titus. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2006. 886pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825133]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0849902460]

  • Attridge, Harold W. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Herm. Fortress, 1989. 437pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0800660218]

  • Bruce, F.F. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Rev. ed. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1990. 426pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802867758]

  • (*) Cockerill, Gareth L. The Epistle to the Hebrews. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2012. 742pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802824927]

  • deSilva, David. A. Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle “to the Hebrews.” Eerdmans, 2000. 560pp. F-PS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802841880]

  • Ellingworth, Paul. The Epistle to the Hebrews. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1993. 764pp. F/C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080282420X]

  • Guthrie, George H. Hebrews. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998. 480pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310493900]

  • ** Lane, William. L. Hebrews, 2 vols. WBC. Word, 1991. 617pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902460]

  • * O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Hebrews. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010. 630pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837298]

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? [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805496130]

Important forthcoming:

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

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

James [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802837301]

  • (*) Allison, Dale C., Jr. James. ICC. T&T Clark, 2013. 848pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0567077403]

  • Blomberg, Craig L. and Mariam J. Kamell. James. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2008. 288pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310244021]

  • Davids, Peter H. The Epistle of James. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1982. 226pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802871402]

  • Johnson, Luke T. The Letter of James. AB. Doubleday, 1995. 412pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=030013990X]

  • Martin, Ralph P. James. WBC. Word, 1988. 240pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902479]

  • * McCartney, Dan G. James. BECNT. Baker, 2009. 335pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026768]

  • (*) McKnight, Scot. The Letter of James. NICNT. Eerdmans, 2011. 497pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080282627X]

  • ** Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2000. 271pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837301]

  • (*) Varner, William. James. EEC. Lexham Press, 2014. 654pp. F-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1577995414]

Also worth considering:

    • Hartin, Nystrom, Vlachos, Wall

    • Evans also suggests: Witherington

Important forthcoming:

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

 1 Peter [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0801026741]

  • Achtemeier, Paul J. 1 Peter. Herm. Fortress, 1996. 423pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0800660307]

  • ** Jobes, Karen H. 1 Peter. BECNT. Baker, 2005. 364pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026741]

  • * Davids, Peter H. The First Epistle of Peter. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1990. 266pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825168]

  • Elliott, John H. 1 Peter. AB. Doubleday, 2000. 956pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0300139918]

  • Michaels, J. Ramsey. 1 Peter. WBC. Word, 1988. 337pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902487]

  • * Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 2003. 512pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805401377]

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 [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1433676028]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0849902495]

  • ** Bauckham, Richard. Jude, 2 Peter. WB[amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902495]C. Word, 1983. 357pp. F/C-SPL

  • * Davids, Peter H. The Letters of Second Peter and Jude. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2006. 348pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802837263]

  • (*) Green, Gene L. Jude and 2 Peter. BECNT. Baker, 2008. 420pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026725]

  • Kelly, J.N.D. The Epistles of Peter and Jude. BNTC. Hendrickson, 1969. 387pp. F/C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801046807]

  • Moo, Douglas J. 2 Peter, Jude. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 316pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310201047]

  • * Schreiner, Thomas R. 1, 2 Peter, Jude. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 2003. 512pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805401377]

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 [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0801026873]

  • Akin, Daniel L. 1, 2, 3 John. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 2001. 352pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0805401385]

  • Brown, Raymond. The Epistles of John. AB. Doubleday, 1982. 812pp. C-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0385056869]

  • Burge, Gary M. The Letters of John. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1996. 264pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310486203]

  • * Kruse, Colin G. The Letters of John. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2000. 255pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=080283728X]

  • * Marshall, I. Howard. The Epistles of John. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1978. 274pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825184]

  • Smalley, Stephen S. 1, 2, 3 John. Rev. ed. WBC. Word, 2007. 376pp. F/C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=1418514241]

  • Stott, John. The Letters of John. Rev. ed. TNTC. InterVarsity, 1988. 240pp. F-PL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0830842497]

  • ** Yarbrough, Robert W. 1-3 John. BECNT. Baker, 2008. 434pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801026873]

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 [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310244161]

Important forthcoming:

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

Revelation [amazon template=thumbnail11&asin=0802871070]

  • Aune, David E. Revelation. 3 vols. WBC. Dallas: Word, 1997, 1998, 1998. 1354pp. C-SPL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0849902517]

  • ** Beale, Gregory K. The Book of Revelation. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1999. 1245pp. F-SP [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802871070]

  • Keener, Craig S. Revelation. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2000. 576pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0310231922]

  • * Mounce, Robert H. The Book of Revelation. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997. 439pp. F-PLS [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802825370]

  • * Osborne, Grant R. Revelation. BECNT. Baker, 2002. 896pp. F-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0801022991]

  • Smalley, Stephen S. The Revelation to John. InterVarsity, 2005. 633pp. F/C-PSL [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0830829245]

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  [amazon template=add to cart1&asin=0802866212]

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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2 thoughts on “NT Detailed Lists”

  1. Here’s a long-overdue note of gratitude for this labor of love. I rely on it heavily (almost exclusively) when I prepare to dig into a new book study. God bless you for doing this!
    A resource that I’ve only recently started accessing for commentaries is archive.org. I much prefer holding a book in my hand, and so much the better when it is mine to mark up, but borrowing digital copies is a way of circumventing the practical/economic limitations that some of us encounter…:-). For an example: I’m jumping into Revelation for one theme-specific sermon, and I was able to find the must-buy (Beale), an almost must-buy (Mounce), and several others, on this site.
    It might be worth mentioning this to your readers? FWIW…
    From a long-lost (er, long-silent) friend.

    1. Arlyn, good to hear from you! 🙂 I always enjoyed your input back in FJMC days. I trust your current work and worship are proving likewise rewarding and fruitful.

      Thanks much for the kind words about my commentary list. It was partly a labor of love and partly a “selfish” exercise, which helped me build my own library. I like your idea of borrowing via archive.org. I haven’t used that resource for that purpose! Another place to find book commentaries online is Scribd.com.

      As for my list: Do be aware it is now nearly a decade old. There has been an unceasing publication of new commentaries (and entire new series) since then. Many of my recommendations still stand as among the best, I think (sometimes in revision since then). But a few have proven to be duds (1 Corinthians by Thiselton is one I rarely find most helpful). I would recommend checking Denver Seminary’s recommendations for a truly up-to-date list. I assume they are still putting out new lists every January.

      Blessings on your studies!

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