Commentary Connection

With so many biblical commentaries to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones are reliable and aligned with mainstream, theological thought.  One document that has been a great help to me over the years, comes from 1998 publication of Trinity International University‘s “The Bridge.”

As they surveyed all of their Old Testament and New Testament professors on their top commentary pick for each book of the Bible, you can find the results HERE.

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~ by Dave Smith on October 18, 2009.

2 Responses to “Commentary Connection”

  1. I was pleasantly surprised to see Gordon Fee on that list … No N.T. Wright, though 🙂 (Maybe it’s just too old?).

    One minor point of critique: I would think that a list of commentaries that came from Trinity Professors would have a bit of a “conservative” tilt to it. Is that fair?

    I’m guessing that the “New Perspective” on Paul, for example, isn’t likely to make that list — but I would argue that being familiar with that perspective, regardless of one’s opinion’s on it, is very important (pastor and NT scholar alike).

  2. Yea, Ben. You are accurate in that these are more on the conservative side. No NT Wright surprisingly too.

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