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The specialized commentaries below represent biblical commentary from the early church and Reformation periods.
Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture
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"Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church." Click on the series title above to see the individual volumes in Buswell.
Reformation Commentary on Scripture
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NOTE: This is an ongoing project and not all books of the Bible have been published. -- In each RCS volume you will find the biblical text in English, from the English Standard Version (ESV), alongside the insights of the leaders of the Reformation.
Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Set by
Call Number: Ref BS2341.52 .Z66 2002 - Not available online
Publication Date: 2002-08-11
This passage-by-passage commentary on the New Testament presents archaeological findings, historical explanations, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more.
The IVP Bible Background Commentary by
Call Number: Ref BS2341.52 .K44 2014 - Click on title for the ebook version.
Publication Date: 2014-01-03
To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you're reading.Only with the background can you grasp the author's original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible--and richer--Bible study.
NT Commentaries series
Anchor Bible Commentary
It is ecumenical, moderately critical, and designed to extend through both Testaments, including the Apocrypha.
Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
Dr. Peeler has been impressed with the quality of this series.
Hermeneia--a critical and historical commentary on the Bible
"Hermeneia must be regarded as the premier biblical commentary series in the English-speaking world today [....] The quality of scholarship throughout is first-rate. The Hermeneia commentaries have set a standard of excellence in biblical interpretation that future series will be hard-pressed to meet." Michael L. Barr
International Critical Commentary
A project more than a century old, is not being renewed. The old volumes include some major commentaries that still set a high standard, even if they are now seriously dated.
New American Commentary
Its authors have been drawn from Baptist ranks both within and outside the SBC. They early volumes are generally competent enough, pitched at a middle level.
New International Commentary on the New Testament
It is a still-incomplete series of commentaries that adopts conservative critical views and is concerned to offer an exegesis of the Scriptures themselves.
The New International Greek Testament Commentary
It is up-to-date, bibliographically almost exhaustive, exegetical and within the evangelical tradition, broadly understood.
New Testament Library - Westminster John Knox Press
One of Dr. Peeler's recommended commentary series.
NIV Application Commentary
It provides fairly lightweight commentaries, easily accessible, that are then filled out by application of various kinds.
Word Biblical Commentary
It is a full-scale series that aims to cover every book in the Bible. The series offers fresh translation, an original format, thoughtful interaction with literature, and a commitment to handle both exegetical and literary/critical concerns.
Zondervan exegetical commentary on the New Testament
This series features many respected evangelical biblical scholar including Craig Blomberg, Clinton Arnold and former Wheaton professor Karen Jobes. Some NT books are not yet available.