New Testament Commentaries

Professors Mark Allan Powell and Walter F. Taylor Jr. recommend the following:

Gospel of Matthew

Davies, W. D. and Allison, Dale C. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Matthew. International Critical Commentary 28, pts. 1-3 (Matthew 1-7; Matthew 8-16; and Matthew 17-28). Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1988-1997.

Hagner, Donald. Matthew 1-13 and Matthew 14-28. Word Biblical Commentary 33A and 33B. Dallas: Word Books, 1993.

France, R. T. The Gospel of Matthew. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Keener, Craig S. A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Luz, Ulrich. Matthew 1-7, Matthew 8-20, and Matthew 21-28. Trans. Wilhelm C. Linss and James E. Crouch. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1989-2005.

Nolland, John. The Gospel of Matthew: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Talbert, Charles H. Matthew. Paidea Commentaries on the NT. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

Gospel of Mark

Boring, Eugene M. Mark: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

Collins, Adela Yarbro. Mark. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007.

Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Mark. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Leicester, UK: Apollos, 2002.

France, R. T. The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 2002.

Guelich, Robert A. Mark 1-8:26. Word Biblical Commentary 34A. Dallas: Word Books, 1989. Evans, Craig A. Mark 8:27-16:20. Word Biblical Commentary 34B. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2001.

Marcus, Joel. Mark 1-8: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 27. New York: Doubleday, 2000. (A second volume is forthcoming).

Moloney, Francis J. The Gospel of Mark. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2002.

Gospel of Luke

Bovon, François. Luke 1: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 1:1-9:50. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2002. (Covers Luke 1:1-9:50; two more volumes are forthcoming).

Fitzmyer, Joseph. The Gospel According to Luke I-IX and The Gospel According to Luke X-XXIV. Anchor Bible 28, 28A. Garden City: Doubleday, 1981-1985.

Green, Joel B. The Gospel of Luke. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.

Marshall, I. Howard. The Gospel of Luke: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1978.

Nolland, John. Luke 1-9:20; Luke 9:21-18:34; and Luke 18:35-24:53. Word Biblical Commentary 35A, 35B, and 35C. Dallas: Word Books, 1989-1993.

Gospel of John

Barrett, C. K. The Gospel according to St. John: An Introduction with Commentary and Notes on the Greek Text. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1978.

Beasley-Murray, George R. John. 2nd ed. Word Biblical Commentary 36. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999.

Brant, Jo-Ann A. John. Paideia Commentaries on the NT. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.

Brown, Raymond E. The Gospel according to John I-XII: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, and The Gospel according to John XIII-XXI: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 29, 29A. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966-70.

Bruner, Frederick Dale. The Gospel of John: A Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.

Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of John: A Commentary. 2 vols. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2003.

Köstenberger, Andreas J. John. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the NT. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.

Lincoln, Andrew T. The Gospel According to Saint John. Black's New Testament Commentary. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2005.

Michaels, J. Ramsey. The Gospel of John. New International Commentary on the NT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

Morris, Leon. The Gospel According to John. Rev. ed. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

O'Day, Gail R. The Gospel of John. New Interpreter's Bible 9. With R. Alan Culpepper, The Gospel of Luke. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.

Von Wahlde, Urban C. The Gospel of John and the Letters of John: Vol. 2 The Gospel of John. Eerdmans Critical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

Book of Acts

Fitzmyer, Joseph. The Acts of the Apostles: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 31. New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Haenchen, Ernst. The Acts of the Apostles: A Commentary. Trans. Bernard Noble and Gerald Shinn. Ed. R. McL. Wilson. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1971. (translated from a German original from 1965).

Michaels, J. Ramsey. The Gospel of John. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

Witherington, Ben III. The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1998.

Romans

Achtemeier, Paul. Romans. Interpretation. Atlanta: John Knox, 1985.

Dunn, James D. G. Romans 1-8 and Romans 9-16. Word Biblical Commentary 38A and 38B. Dallas: Word Books, 1988.

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. Romans: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 33. New York: Doubleday, 1993.

Hultgren, Arland J. Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

Jewett, Robert. Romans: A Commentary. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006.

Käsemann, Ernst. Commentary on Romans. Trans. and ed. Geoffrey W. Bromiley. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980.

Stuhlmacher, Peter. Paul's Letter to the Romans : A Commentary. Trans. Scott J. Hafemann. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1994.

1 Corinthians

Collins, Raymond F. First Corinthians. Sacra Pagina 7. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999.

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. First Corinthians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. The Anchor Yale Bible 32. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Hays, Richard B. First Corinthians. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox, 1997.

Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome. St. Paul's Corinth: Texts and Archaeology. 3rd ed. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Thiselton, Anthony C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. The New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 2000.

Witherington, Ben III. Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1995.

2 Corinthians

Witherington, Ben III. Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Furnish,Victor Paul. II Corinthians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 32A. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984.

Harris, Murray J.. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. The New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.

Martin, Ralph P. 2 Corinthians. Word Biblical Commentary 40. Waco: Word Books, 1986.

Matera, Frank J. II Corinthians: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003.

Thrall, Margaret E. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians. International Critical Commentary 36, pts. 1-2. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1994-2000.

Wan, Sze-kar. Power in Weakness: Conflict and Power in the Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. The New Testament in Context. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2000.

Galatians

Betz, Hans Dieter. Galatians: A Commentary on Paul's Letter to the Churches in Galatia. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979.

de Boer, Martinus C. Galatians: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011.

Esler, Philip F. Galatians. New Testament Readings. London/New York: Routledge, 1998.

Martyn, J. Louis. Galatians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 33A. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Matera, Frank J. Galatians. Sacra Pagina 9. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1992.

Witherington, Ben III. Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Ephesians

Best, Ernest. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Ephesians. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998.

Lincoln, Andrew T. Ephesians. Word Biblical Commentary 42. Dallas: Word Books, 1990.

MacDonald, Margaret Y. Colossians and Ephesians. Sacra Pagina 17. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000.

Schnackenburg, Rudolf. The Epistle to the Ephesians: A Commentary. Trans. Helen Heron. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1991.

Taylor, Walter F., Jr. Ephesians. Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament. With John Reumann, Colossians. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1985.

Philippians

Cousar, Charles. Philippians and Philemon: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009.

Fee, Gordon D. Paul's Letter to the Philippians. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Hawthorne, Gerald F. Philippians. Revised and expanded by Ralph Martin. Word Biblical Commentary 43 (Rev. ed.). Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004.

O'Brien, Peter T. Epistle to the Philippians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.

Reumann, John. Philippians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 33B. New York: Doubleday, 2008.

Thurston, Bonnie B., and Judith Ryan. Philippians and Philemon. Sacra Pagina 10. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.

Witherington, Ben III. Friendship and Finances in Philippi: The Letter of Paul to the Philippians. The New Testament in Context. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1994.

Witherington, Ben III. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

Colossians

Barth, Markus, and Helmut Blanke. Colossians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Trans. Astrid B. Beck. Anchor Bible 34B. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1994.

Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text. The New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1996.

MacDonald, Margaret Y. Colossians and Ephesians. Sacra Pagina 17. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000.

Reumann, John. Colossians. Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament. With Walter F. Taylor, Jr., Ephesians. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1985.

Sumney, Jerry L. Colossians: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008.

Wilson, Robert McL. Colossians and Philemon: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2005.

1-2 Thessalonians

Fee, Gordon D. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

Furnish, Victor Paul. 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007.

Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. First and Second Thessalonians. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox, 1998.

Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 32B. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Richard, Earl J. First and Second Thessalonians. Sacra Pagina 11. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1995.

Wanamaker, Charles A. Commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1990.

Witherington, Ben III. 1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

1-2 Timothy, Titus

Collins, Raymond F. I & II Timothy and Titus. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.

Fiore, Benjamin. The Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy, Second Timothy, Titus. Sacra Pagina 12. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. The First and Second Letters to Timothy: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 35A. New York: Doubleday, 2001.

_____. Letters to Paul's Delegates: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus. The New Testament in Context. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996.

Marshall, I. Howard. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles. The International Critical Commentary 41. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1999.

Quinn, Jerome D. The Letter to Titus: A New Translation with Notes and Commentary, and Introduction to Titus, I and II Timothy. Anchor Bible 35. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1990.

_____, and William C. Wacker. The First and Second Letters to Timothy: A New Translation with Notes and Commentary. Eerdmans Critical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Philemon

Callahan, Allen Dwight. Embassy of Onesimus: The Letter of Paul to Philemon. The New Testament in Context. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1997.

Cousar, Charles. Philippians and Philemon: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009.

Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1996.

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Letter to Philemon: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 34C. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Petersen, Norman R. Rediscovering Paul: Philemon and the Sociology of Paul's Narrative World. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985.

Thurston, Bonnie B., and Judith Ryan. Philippians and Philemon. Sacra Pagina 10. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.

Wilson, Robert McL. Colossians and Philemon: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2005.

Hebrews

Attridge, Harold W. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Hermeneia. Philadelphia : Fortress, 1989.

DeSilva, David A. Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle "to the Hebrews." Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Ellingworth, Paul. The Epistle to the Hebrews: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle,UK: Paternoster Press, 1993.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. Hebrews: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

Koester, Craig R. Epistle to the Hebrews: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 36. New York: Doubleday, 2001.

Lane, William L. Hebrews 1-8 and Hebrews 9-13. Word Biblical Commentary 47A and 47B. Dallas: Word Books, 1991.

O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Hebrews. Pillar NT Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

Pfitzner, Victor C. Hebrews. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

Witherington, Ben, III. Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James, and Jude. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2007.

James

Adamson, James B. The Epistle of James. Rev. ed. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Davids, Peter H. James. New International Biblical Commentary 15. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1989.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Letter of James: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 37A. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2005.

Laws, Sophie. The Epistle of James. Black's New Testament Commentary. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993.

Martin, Ralph P. James. Word Biblical Commentary 48. Waco: Word Books, 1988.

McKnight, Scot. The Letter of James. New International Commentary on the NT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Wall, Robert W. Community of the Wise: The Letter of James. Valley Forge, Penn.: Trinity Press International, 1997.

Petrine Letters and Jude

Achtemeier, Paul J. 1 Peter. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996.

Bauckham, Richard. Jude, 2 Peter. Word Biblical Commentary 50. Waco: Word Books, 1990.

Boring, M. Eugene. 1 Peter. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999.

Davids, Peter H. The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

Donelson, Lewis R. I & II Peter and Jude: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010.

Elliott, John H. 1 Peter: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Anchor Bible 37B. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Jobes, Karen H. 1 Peter. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.

Kelly, J. N. D. A Commentary on the Epistles of Peter and of Jude. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1988.

Kraftchick, Steven J. Jude, 2 Peter. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Nashville: Abingdon, 2002.

Senior, Donald and Daniel J. Harrington. 1 Peter, Jude, and 2 Peter. Sacra Pagina 15. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Johannine Letters

Brown, Raymond E. Epistles of John. Anchor Bible 30. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982.

Kruse, Colin G. The Letters of John. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Marshall, I. Howard. The Epistles of John. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

Painter, John. 1, 2, and 3 John. Sacra Pagina 18. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Rensberger, David. The Epistles of John. Westminster Bible Companion. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2001.

Schnackenburg, Rudolf. The Johannine Epistles: Introduction and Commentary. Trans. Reginald and Ilse Fuller. New York: Crossroad/Herder and Herder, 1992.

Smalley, Stephen S. 1, 2, 3 John. Word Biblical Commentary 51. Waco: Word Books, 1984.

Revelation

Aune, David E. Revelation 1-5, Revelation 6-16, and Revelation 17-22. Word Biblical Commentary 52A, 52B, and 52C. Dallas: Word, 1997, and Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999.

Blount, Brian K. Revelation: A Commentary. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

Boring, M. Eugene. Revelation. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox, 1989.

Harrington, Wilfrid J. Revelation. Sacra Pagina 16. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1993.

Roloff, Jürgen. The Revelation of John. A Continental Commentary. Trans. John E. Alsup. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1993.

Schüssler-Fiorenza, Elisabeth. Revelation: Vision of a Just World. Proclamation Commentaries. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991.

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