Bible commentaries series come in all shapes and sizes.
Series often have specific purposes for specific audiences. Some are written for pastors, others for professors, and still others for lay persons. And some attempt to apply to all of the above.
Some series reflect Arminian theology, others reflect Calvinistic or Reformed theology. Still other series reflect denomination emphases, such as Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, and Pentecostal, and many more.
In some series, authors comment on the original languages of the bible, while in others they explain the English text. Some devote a lot of space to history, others to theology, and still others to application.
Only by learning more about each commentary series can a person determine which will be best for their purposes.
Also see the Bible Commentary Comparison Chart, which compares and contrasts 75 different commentary series. It is unlike the index below in that it provides an overview of the English bible translation each commentary series uses, the theological approach taken by authors, the cost of an average volume, as well as other points of interest that will help readers understand the differences between commentary series.
The index below will lead the reader to pages that provide in-depth information on each commentary series, including a description of the purpose, the target audience, and an index of volumes.