Friday, November 10, 2006

Neat Link: Commentary Recommendations

The Commentary
I often have students ask me for recommendations on commentaries. There are so very many now, and they are of vastly different perspective, depth, and quality.

Jeremy Pierce, over at the Parableman blog, has an ongoing project to address this need for advice on biblical commentaries (click here).

First, he lists his most recommended basic-level commentary for each book of the Bible (click here). He also has a list of intermediate-level commentaries (click here) and of advanced-level commentaries (click here).

Perhaps most useful, Jeremy is working to build an annotated list of quality commentaries for each book of the Bible. So far, you can check out the following lists:

Leviticus
Numbers
Psalms
Hosea
Zephania
John
Ephesians

Having spent a little while checking out this site this morning, it appears to lean toward the conservative / evangelical perspective, just to let you know. Part of Jeremy's goal is to make commentaries available for use in Bible studies and in personal devotion. As he moves to list his more advanced commentaries and to do his annotated lists of commentaries, he includes helpful discussion of scholarly works and standard works outside the evangelical spectrum.

Update: Tyler Williams has a great commentary survey on his Codex blog. To check it out, click here.

3 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

Steve,

Thanks so much. This blog that reviews commentaries is really good. This is jus the sort of thing that I am looking for!

Peter

Fri Nov 10, 11:12:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Tyler F. Williams said...

Interested readers can also check out my Old Testament Commentary Survey at Codex.

Fri Nov 10, 12:13:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Thanks Peter, Thanks Tyler. Tyler, I am elevating your comment up into the post above, where it should go. Peace, ---SLC

Fri Nov 10, 12:53:00 PM GMT-5  

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