I didn’t start this project thinking I would encounter many commentary one-liners and jokes, but I learned if you read enough, even Bible scholars can be funny! These lines have made me laugh:

G. K. Chesterton on the commentaries of Revelation:

“And though St. John saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators.”

D. A. Carson writing about William Mounce’s volume on the Pastoral Epistles in the Word Biblical Commentary series:

“It’s considerable length (641 pp.) gives him space to reflect on pastoral issues. Unfortunately, the reader’s sanctification must endure the irritating format of this series.”

From Thomas Schreiner’s list of recommended Bible commenatries:

Romans: “T. R. Schreiner, BECNT: one of my favorite commentaries”

Galatians: “T. R. Schreiner, ZEC: another family favorite”

1 Peter: “T. R. Schreiner, NAC: preferred by many in my family”

2 Peter/Jude: “T. R. Schreiner, NAC: another one of my favorites”

Please send your commentary humor so I can add to my list: [email protected]