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Commentary Readings

Your introduction summary MUST at least includes ONE of the commentary listed in the follows. The names inside the bracelets are the authors' names. (But if you find the books listed are too hard for you to read, choose some from the series commented after this list. Make sure to notify your lecturer and get his permission to use your choice of books.)

    1. Matthew (Hagner, Luz)
    2. Mark (Hooker, Guelich)
    3. Luke (Fitzmyer, Marshall, Tannehill)
    4. John (Brown, Ridderbos, Bultmann)
    5. Acts (Barrett, Kee)
    6. Romans (Stuhlmacher, 馮蔭坤, Dunn)
    7. 1 Corinthians (Barrett)
    8. 2 Corinthians
    9. Galatians (Betz)
    10. Ephesians (Best, Barth)
    11. Philippians (Lightfoot)
    12. Colossians (Lightfoot)
    13. Thessalonians (Best)
    14. Pastoral Letters (Barrett)
    15. Hebrews (Buchanan)
    16. James (Adamson)
    17. 1 Peter (Selwyn)
    18. 2 Peter
    19. Jude
    20. Revelation (Boring, Beasley-Murray)

 

Some books from other series can be chosen. I will give you a brief comments on the commentaries: (1, 2 are good for application only, not recommended for your analysis; but are good for your personal use.)

  1. BST (The Bible Speaks Today): The Message of XXX (e.g. Acts), IVP.
  2. This is an easy commentary that emphasizes applications: good for sermons and Sunday school reference.

  3. Interpretation Series
  4. This series aims at sermon preparation and application.

  5. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, IVP / Eerdmans.
  6. It aims at laymen and no knowledge of Greek is assumed. Concise.

  7. The New Century Bible Commentary, Eerdmans.
  8. It aims at laymen and no knowledge of Greek is assumed. Concise.

  9. The New International Commentary on the New Testament, Eerdmans.
  10. The Greek notes are in the footnotes and the perspective is mainly from Evangelicals.

  11. 註釋叢書: 天道書樓。
  12. This Chinese series is aimed at Chinese readers, very few Chinese commentaries have similar standards, but the quality varies with authors.

  13. Word Biblical Commentary, Word.
  14. High international standard! The Comment part in the commentary is in Greek (in-depth analysis), but the Explanation part uses only English and describes the exegesis results only. It is easy to digest and comparably simple compared to the Comment.

  15. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Eerdmans.
  16. This series uses Greek abundantly and not recommended for anyone with poor Greek.

  17. The International Critical Commentary, T & T Clark.
This series uses Greek abundantly and not recommended for anyone with poor Greek. Some old commentaries use Latin a lot, so not good for beginners. But some of the books are taken as the best, so it still worth recommendation.

 

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