Friday, September 28, 2007

Looking for a Commentary?

Have you ever wondered what the major commentaries are for each book of the Bible? Denver Seminary has put together a list highlighting some of the commentaties they believe to be most helpful for each book of the Bible. Over the next several days I plan on posting their suggestions (along with my suggestions and comments) for each book of the New Testament. Today, I will begin by highligting their suggestions on the Gospel of Matthew.

(NOTE THOSE THAT ARE MARKED WITH AN * are the ones that Denver recommends the most. In other words, consider purchsing these at ETS)

Davies, W. D. and D. C. Allison, Jr. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel according to St. Matthew (ICC, rev.), 3 vols. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1988-97.

*Hagner, D. A. Matthew (WBC), 2 vols. Dallas: Word, 1993-95.

Nolland, J. The Gospel of Matthew (NIGTC). G.R.: Eerdmans, 2005.

Blomberg, C. L. Matthew (NAC). Nashville: Broadman, 1992.

Carson, D. A. Matthew, in EBC, ed. F. E. Gaebelein, vol. 8. G.R.: Zondervan, 1984.
(D.A. Carson is an excellent commentator, however, the format for the EBC is such that this commentary is not as in depth as his other works. If you are just wanting a base understanding of the text without much discussion of the secondary literature or grammatical issues then this is a good starting place. But if you are planning to teach or preach from Matthew you should probably consult this along with one or two other commentaries.)

*France, R. T. The Gospel of Matthew (NICNT). G.R.: Eerdmans, 2007

*Keener, C. S. A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. G.R.: Eerdmans, 1999.

Green, M. The Message of Matthew (BST). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

Keener, C. S. Matthew (NTC). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.

*Wilkins, M. J. Matthew (NIVAC). G.R.: Zondervan, 2004.

1 comment:

Craig Blomberg said...

Do I know you? Your profile doesn't disclose much!

Anyway, glad the bibliographies can be of use. And, of course, if someone is using them to guide buying at ETS, they'll recognize that some brand new works will be released then, too, worthy of note.