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

Reviews on the New American Commentary (NAC) Series

new american bible commentaryDavid 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.”

Ralph 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.”

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

Genesis 1–11:26 and Genesis 11:27-50:26 – Kenneth A. Matthews

Exodus – Douglas K. Stuart

Leviticus – Mark F. Rooker

Numbers – R. Dennis Cole

Deuteronomy – Eugene H. Merrill

Joshua – David Howard Jr.

Judges, Ruth – Daniel Block

1st and 2nd Samuel – Robert D. Bergen

1st and 2nd Kings – Paul R. House

1st and 2nd Chronicles – J. A. Thompson

Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther – Mervin Breneman

Job – Robert Alden

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Song – Duane Garrett

Isaiah 1–39 and Isaiah 40-66 – Gary V. Smith

Jeremiah and Lamentations – F. B. Huey

Ezekiel – Lamar Eugene Cooper

Daniel – Stephen R. Miller

Hosea and Joel – Duane Garrett

Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah – Billy K. Smith and Frank S. Page

Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah – Kenneth L. Barker and Waylon Bailey

Haggai and Malachi – Richard A. Taylor and E. Ray Clendenen

Zechariah – George Klein


Also see:

Bible Commentary Series (index)

New Testament commentaries (index)

Old Testament commentaries (index)