Commentaries Comparison Chart

Text
Commentary SeriesCover DesignTranslation UtilizedTheology / ApproachTarget AudienceDistinctive Feature(s)Cost RangeBrowse volumes
Abingdon
Commentaries
luke commentary coverNRSVUnited
Methodist
students
and pastors
Methodist
perspective
$20-$30Amazon

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Anchor (Yale)
Commentaries
mark commentary coverauthor's
own
inter-faith /
critical
pastors /
professors
unique
translations;
up-to-date
discussions on
philology
$40-$80Amazon

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Apollos
Old Testament
Commentaries
haggai commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical
pastors /
professors
pastor-friendly;
up-to-date
discussions
on criticism
$30-$50Amazon

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Baker Commentary
on the Old Testament
Wisdom and Psalms
job commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical
pastors /
professors
pastor-friendly,
accessible,
in-depth, on
Wisdom
Literature
$25-$35Amazon

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Baker Exegetical
Commentaries on
the New Testament
peter commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical
pastors /
professors
accessible,
pastor-friendly
Greek exegesis
$20-$50Amazon
Bible
Speaks Today
malachi commentary cover NIVbroadly
evangelical
laypeople /
pastors
combines sermon
exposition with
text commentary
$15-$23Amazon

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Biblical Theology for
Christian Proclamation
hebrews commentary coverHCSBBaptistpastors /
professors
focus includes
themes, not
technical
$25-$35Amazon

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Black's
New Testament
Commentary
john commentary coverauthor's
own
mostly
critical
pastors /
professors
paragraph-by-
paragraph
exposition
$25-$65Amazon

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Brazos Theological
Commentaries
revelation commentary coverNRSVauthors affirm
Nicene Creed
pastors /
professors
employs
theologians
to write
expositions
$20-$45Amazon

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Christ-Centered
Exposition
Commentary
ecclesiastes commentary coverHCSBbroadly
evangelical
laypeople /
pastors
illustrations,
focus on Jesus
in every book
$11-$16Amazon

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Concordia
Commentary
galatians commentary coverauthor's
own
evangelicalpastors /
professors
Evangelical
Lutheran
perspective
$35-$65Amazon

CBD
Continental
Commentaries
matthew commentary coverauthor's
own
criticalprofessorstranslates
German scholarly
commentaries
into English
$25-$70Amazon

CBD
Crossway
Classic
Commentaries
acts commentary covereditors
used the
NIV
Reformedpastorsclassic works
adapted for
modern readers
$15-$25Amazon

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Evangelical
Exegetical
Commentary
john commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical
pastors /
professors
latest in
critical biblical
scholarship from
an evangelical
perspective
$20-$45Amazon

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Evangelical
Press Study
Commentary
job commentary coverReformedpastors /
professors
exegetical
commentary for
Reformed pastors
$20-$40Amazon
Exegetical Guide
to the Greek
New Testament
john commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical
pastors /
professors
it's a lexical and
grammatical tool,
yet provides
preaching aids, too
$18-$25Amazon

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Expositor's
Bible
Commentary -
Revised
psalms commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical
pastorsemploys
evangelical authors,
many premillennial
$25-$45Amazon

CBD
Focus on
the Bible
joshua commentary coverauthor's
own
Reformedlaypeople /
pastors
reads like
a sermon
$10-$18CBD
For
Everyone
luke commentary coverauthor's
own
Wright is
an Anglican
bishop
laypeople /
pastors
All volumes
written by
N.T. Wright
$10-$16Amazon

CBD
For Youromans commentary coverNIVReformedlaypeople /
pastors
reads like
a sermon
$10-$20Amazon

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Gospel
According to the
Old Testament
nahum commentary coverESVReformedpastorsChrist-centered
commentary on
Old Testament
books
$15-$22Amazon

CBD
Hermeneialuke commentary coverauthor's
own
criticalprofessorsfeatures technical,
critical scholarship
$30-$90Amazon

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International
Critical
Commentary
isaiah commentary coverauthor's
own
criticalprofessorscontains linguistic,
textual, historical,
and archaeological
discussions
$40-$160Amazon
Interpretationjohn commentary coverRSVcriticalprofessorscritical approach
to historical
and theological
discussions
$15-$35Amazon

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IVP New
Testament
Commentary
luke commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical
pastorspastor-friendly
exegesis
$15-$30Amazon

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JPS Torah
Commentary
commentary coverauthor's
own
critical professorsJewish insights;
pages flip from
right to left
$40-$80Amazon

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Lectio
Continua
romans commentary coverESV Reformedlaypeople /
pastors
reads like
a sermon
$25-$50Amazon

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Living
Insights
corinthians commentary coverNASBbroadly
evangelical
pastorswritten by
Chuck Swindoll
$14-$25Amazon

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MacArthur
New Testament
Commentaries
hebrews commentary coverNASBReformed
Baptist
laypeople /
pastors
reads like
a sermons
$17-$26Amazon

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Mentor
Commentaries
exodus commentary coverNASBReformedpastorsfocuses on
exegesis and
Reformed
theology
$20-$40Amazon

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New
American
Commentary
hebrews commentary coverNIVBaptistpastorspastor-friendly,
many authors
conservative,
dispensational
$20-$35Amazon

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New Beacon
Bible Commentaries
romans commentary coverNIVWesleyanlaypeople /
pastors
written from
the Wesleyan
theological
perspective
$25-$35Amazon

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New Cambridge
Bible Commentary
matthew commentary coverNRSVsome critical,
some evangelical 
pastors /
professors
provides fresh
look at biblical
texts
$30-$50Amazon

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New Century
Bible Commentary
philippians commentary coverN/RSVbroadly
evangelical 
pastorsmost volumes
reflect critical
exegesis
$5-$30
(used only)
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New International
Commentary on the
New Testament (NICNT)
zechariah commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical 
pastorshigh quality
exegesis for
pastors and
teachers
$22-$55Amazon

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New
International
Greek
Testament
Commentary
revelation commentary coverauthor's
own
all evangelical,
some critical
pastors /
professors
thorough exegesis
of the Greek text
$30-$80Amazon

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The New
Interpreter’s Bible
Commentary
mark commentary coverNRSV /
NIV
Methodist,
some critical,
some evangelical
pastorsan ecumenical
roster of
contributors
$50-$60Amazon

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New Testament Library
Old Testament Library
revelation commentary coverRSVsome critical,
some evangelical 
pastorsmostly critical
approaches to
literary and
theological issues
$30-$55Amazon

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NIV
Application
Commentary
hebrews commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical 
pastorsbridging original
context to
contemporary
context
$17-$40Amazon

CBD
Paideialuke commentary coverauthor's
own
employs
Catholic and
Protestant
authors
pastors /
professors
moderately
critical exegesis
$20-$30Amazon

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Pillar New
Testament Commentary
luke commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical 
pastorsthorough,
conservative
exegesis
$25-$90Amazon

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Preaching
the Word
exodus commentary coverNIV,
revisions
will use ESV
Reformedlaypeople /
pastors
homiletical
expositions
$25-$45Amazon

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Reformed
Expository
Commentary
matthew commentary coverESV Reformedlaypeople /
pastors
homiletical
expositions
$20-$50Amazon

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Smyth & Helwys
Bible Commentary
mark commentary covervaries by
volume
varies by
volume
pastorscomes with
CD-ROM that
includes
commentary
on PDF
$30-$60Amazon

CBD
Socio-Rhetorical
Commentary Series
thessalonians commentry coverauthor's
own
Arminianpastors /
professors
Ben
Witheringston's
project
$25-$50Amazon

CBD
Story of God
Bible Commentary
daniel commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical 
laypeople /
pastors
focuses on
the Bible's
big-picture
storyline
$20-$40Amazon

CBD
Teach the Textromans commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical 
pastorsaims to clearly
show the text's
relevance
$15-$35Amazon

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Thru the Bibleproverbs commentary coverKJVPresbyterianlaypeople /
pastors
J. Vernon McGee; similar to radio
teachings;
affordability
$5-$10Amazon

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Tyndale Old
and New
Testament
Commentary
numbers commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical 
pastorsto-the-point
exegetical
explanations
$15-$28Amazon

CBD
Two
Horizons
genesis commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical 
pastorsfocuses on
theological
interpretations
$20-$35Amazon

CBD
Understanding
the Bible
Commentary
Series
genesis commentary coverNIVsome critical,
some evangelical 
pastorsintends to
promote
biblical theology
$12-$22Amazon

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Word
Biblical
Commentary
esther commentary coverauthor's
own
some critical,
some evangelical 
pastors /
professors
fresh translations,
in-depth exegesis
$25-$45Amazon

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Wycliffe
Exegetical
Commentary
revelation commentary coverauthor's
own
broadly
evangelical 
pastors /
professors
in-depth
exegesis for
pastors
$10-$40
(used only)
Amazon
Zondervan
Exegetical
Commentary on
the Old and New
Testament
romans commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical 
pastorsGraphic
Layout
$25-$50Amazon

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Zondervan
Illustrated Bible
Backgrounds
Commentary
revelation commentary coverNIVbroadly
evangelical 
laypeople /
pastors
color pictures,
charts, maps
$15-$45Amazon

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