New American Commentary (NAC) – New Testament | Reviews, Purpose, Volumes

Reviews on the New American Commentary (NAC) Series

David E Aune Walter Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, University of Notre Dame:

“The New American Commentary is a user friendly tool for advanced Bible study, which fills an important need for pastors, students, and laity alike. It is an exciting combination of exegetical insight, and written to be read. An important new resource for serious students of the bible, The New American Commentary belongs on every pastor’s shelf and in every church library.”

new american bible commentaryRalph P. Martin professor of biblical studies, University of Sheffield:

“The New American Commentary is just what the preacher needs. It is scholarly and well-researched without pedantry or obtuseness; the writing is clear and informative and gets right to the heart of biblical exposition; the theological emphasis is much to be desired and uniformly on target. Many a pastor will appreciate this approach, and the series will do much to enrich, stimulate, and encourage biblical expository preaching in our day.”

George Brushaber, senior editor, Christianity Today:

“The New American Commentary is characterized by scholarship which is well informed, mature in its interpretation, and discerning in its judgement. But even more basic is the foundational commitment of the authors to the full trustworthiness of Scripture. The design achieves the appropriate balance of analytic investigation of the text, faithful exegesis and exposition which is homiletically accessible for application to current life situations. Both learning and ministry are well served.”

The Purpose of the New American Commentary (NAC) Series

From the publisher: “The New American Commentary is introduced to bridge the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This new series has been designed primarily to enable pastors, teachers, and students to read the Bible with clarity and proclaim it with power.”

Author Interviews from the New American Commentary (NAC) Series on Best Bible Commentaries

Preview from Q &A with Craig Blomberg on Matthew:

“Authors were encouraged to end sections of commentary with brief applicational insights, and preachers or writers ought not try to apply the biblical texts to others until they have applied them to themselves first. I suppose the Sermon on the Mount is perennially the most challenging, convicting, and edifying part of this Gospel for many people, and wrestling with the many different approaches to the Sermon down through history enabled me both to solidify my views of Jesus and social ethics and confirm several of our family’s ministry commitments as a result.”

Preview from Q & A with  David Allen on Hebrews:

“Life’s problems can only be met and solved by clear thinking about Christ’s High Priesthood and finished work of atonement, which is the doctrinal heart of the letter. My spiritual progress in my Christian life is grounded in my understanding of the person and work of Christ. Christ is my anchor of hope and guarantees the certainty of my eternal destiny amidst life’s currents of circumstances that crisscross one another in endless complications. Jesus Christ: the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8.”

Volumes in the New American Commentary (NAC) Series

Matthew – Craig L. Blomberg

Mark – James Brooks

Luke – Robert H. Stein

John 1–11 and John 12-21 – Gerald L. Borchert

Acts – John B. Polhill

Romans – Robert Mounce

1 Corinthians – Mark Taylor

2 Corinthians – David Garland

Galatians – Timothy George

Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon – Richard Melick

1st and 2nd Thessalonians – D. Michael Martin

1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus – Thomas Lea and Hayne Griffin

Hebrews – David L. Allen

James – Kurt Richardson

1 and 2 Peter and Jude – Thomas R. Schreiner

1, 2, 3 John – Daniel L. Akin

Revelation – Paige Patterson


Also see:

Bible Commentary Series (index)

New Testament commentaries (index)

Old Testament commentaries (index)