Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentaries (TOTC, TNTC) | Reviews, Theology

Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentaries are evangelical biblical studies resources that are well-reviewed for their scholarship, their accessibility, and their affordability.

Both series’ are complete, yet replacement volumes have been published and more are planned in order to update older commentaries, which are now 40 to 50 years old.

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Current Tyndale New Testament Commentaries cover design

Most TOTC and TNTC volumes contain introductory-level to mid-range scholarship and avoid discussion of in-depth exegetical issues and the original biblical languages.

Tyndale Old and New Testament commentaries are a favorite among pastors because it is easy to utilize their accessible explanations of the biblical text in preaching and teaching. Some volumes are so easy to understand that users can read the commentaries from front to back.

Which commentary series is best for your purposes? See Best Bible Commentaries: Top 50. Based on aggregate reviews.

Accessibility should not be confused with superficiality, however, as these commentaries may benefit laypeople, but they will be maximized by those who have had Bible college or seminary-level training.

See how the TOTC and the TNTC series compares to dozens of other commentary series on the Bible Commentaries Comparison Chart.

Tyndale New and Old Testament Commentaries (TOTC, TNTC): Reviews

Craig Blomberg of Denver Seminary writes that “the Tyndale volumes have long been the premier shorter-length commentary series on both Testaments throughout the English-speaking world.”

Theologian D.A. Carson of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School writes, “Within its constraints, this series includes some outstanding volumes.”

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Cover design of Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries

And Donald A. Hagner of Fuller Theological Seminary writes, “There simply is no series of medium-length commentaries that approaches the excellence of the Tyndale commentaries.”

Many volumes in the TOTC and TNTC series’ have been well-reviewed by readers from various denominational backgrounds and theological schools.

Highly-praised Old Testament volumes include Derek Kidner’s Genesis commentary, Gordon Wenham’s Numbers commentary, Joyce Baldwin’s Esther commentary, and J.A. Motyer’s Isaiah commentary.

Highly-praised New Testament volumes include R.T. France’s Matthew commentary, I. Howard Marshall’s Acts commentary, and N.T. Wright’s Colossians commentary.

TNTC Author Interviews on Best Bible Commentaries

Colin Kruse – 2 Corinthians (please follow the link to read the entire Q & A)

Preview: “Like many other commentators on 2 Corinthians, I found Paul’s teaching on the coincidence of human weakness and divine power in ministry to be both edifying and encouraging.”

Tyndale New Testament Commentary Volumes

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R.T. France. Matthew | Published: 2008

  • replaced – R. V. G. Tasker. Matthew

Eckhard J. Schnabel. Mark | Published: 2017

  • replaced – R. Alan Cole. Mark | Published: 2008

Leon Morris. Luke | Published: 2008

Colin G. Kruse. John | Published: 2008

  • replaced – R. V. G. Tasker. John

I. Howard Marshall. Acts | Published: 2008

  • replaced – E. M. Blaiklock. Acts

F. F. Bruce. Romans | Published: 2008

Leon Morris. 1 Corinthians | Published: 2008

Colin G. Kruse. 2 Corinthians | Published: 2008

R. Alan Cole. Galatians | Published: 2008

Francis Foulkes. Ephesians | Published: 2008

Ralph P. Martin. Philippians | Published: 2008

N.T. Wright. Colossians and Philemon | Published: 2008

Leon Morris. 1 and 2 Thessalonians | Published: 2009

Donald Guthrie. The Pastoral Epistles | Published: 2009

Donald Guthrie. Hebrews | Published: 2009

  • replaced – Thomas Hewitt. Hebrews

Douglas Moo. James | Published: 2015

Wayne Grudem. 1 Peter | Published: 2009

  • replaced – Alan M. Stibbs and Andrew F. Walls. 1 Peter

Michael Green. 2 Peter and Jude | Published: 2009

John R. W. Stott. The Letters of John | Published: 2009

Leon Morris. Revelation | Published: 2008

Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Volumes

Derek Kidner. Genesis | Published: 2008

R. Alan Cole. Exodus | Published: 2008

Jay Sklar. Leviticus | Published: 2014

Gordon J. Wenham. Numbers | Published: 2008

Edward J. Woods. Deuteronomy | Published: 2011

Richard S. Hess Joshua | Published: 2008

Arthur E. Cundall; Leon Morris. Judges and Ruth | Published: 2008

Joyce G. Baldwin 1 and 2 Samuel | Published: 2008

Donald J. Wiseman 1 and 2 Kings | Published: 2008

Martin J. Selman 1 Chronicles | Published: 2008

Martin J. Selman 2 Chronicles | Published: 2008

Derek Kidner . Ezra and Nehemiah | Published: 2008

Debra Reid. Esther | Published: 2008

  • replaced – Joyce G. Baldwin Esther

Francis I. Anderson Job | Published: 2008

Tremper Longman III. Psalms | Published: 2014

Derek Kidner. Proverbs | Published: 2008

Michael A. Eaton Ecclesiastes | Published: 2008

Iain Duguid. The Song of Songs | Published: 2015

  • replaced G. Lloyd Carr. Song of Solomon | Published: 2008

J. Alec Motyer. Isaiah | Published: 2008

Hetty Lalleman. Jeremiah and Lamentations | Published: 2008

  • replaced R.K. Harrison. Jeremiah and Lamentations | Published: 2008

John B. Taylor. Ezekiel | Published: 2008

Joyce G. Baldwin. Daniel | Published: 2008

David Allan Hubbard. Hosea | Published: 2008

David Allan Hubbard. Joel and Amos | Published: 2008

T. Desmond Alexander; David W. Baker; Bruce K. Waltke. Obadiah, Jonah, Micah | Published: 2008

David W. Baker. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah | Published: 2008

Andrew E. Hill. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi | Published: 2012

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