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Major review of Commentaries sees revised edition

Aug 15 2016
John F. Evans's major review of biblical commentaries is comprehensive and has just seen it's 2nd ed

And another found but this time fairly new

Jan 27 2015
And another find - this time it is the Lutheran set the Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary series

New Commentary series found - well not really new but "found"

Jan 23 2015
Checkout this seriesThe Peoples Bible Commentary series

Another sizable series is the ongoing Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

Jul 15 2014
The Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series and published by the Cambridge University Pre

New series added - Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum

Jul 15 2014
We have added a series which has been running for some time and is an invaluable resource for first

Latest series project - both the Cambridge Theology series

Jun 5 2014
Numbers of the titles from the Cambridge University Press, Old Testament Theology (OTT) and the New

The Anchor/Yale Bible Reference Library is being progressively added

May 27 2014
We are going through the process of adding the titles that make up the Anchor Yale Bible Reference L

New commentaries from a Judaic perspective have been added

May 9 2014
The latest commentary series from the Jewish world have been added. This comes from the Maggid impri

Substantial numbers of title additions to the site

Apr 11 2014
Considerable additions have been made to the number of commentary series published recently and thes

Minor Update to Top Menu

Nov 15 2012
I've finally restored the ability to see your username at the top!I did this to build in some other

Google Book Previews now avaiable

Apr 16 2012
When they are available, you'll now be able to get Google books previews of various works. Here are

SBL Reviews Imported

Apr 1 2012
In an effort to get more scholarly reviews into the site, I've just finished importing about 650 rev

Amazon Reviews Now Included

Jun 17 2011
I've always wanted to start included Amazon reviews as part of the BestCommentaries.com overall scor

Beta version of BestCommentaries.com 2.0

Jun 3 2011
I have been planning to update BestCommentaries.com this summer for a while, but sadly, this weekend

NICOT and NICNT available on Google Books

Apr 1 2010
I came across a post from a blog called Theonology today that links to all the NICNT volumes on Goog

Which Commentary Series is Best?

Mar 2 2010
Dr. John Walton, a Hebrew professor at Wheaton, sent me a list of recommended academic commentaries

Moore College: Recommended Commentaries and Reference Works

Apr 15 2009
Moore College, an Anglican institution in Australia, has generously allowed Best Commentaries to u

Forthcoming Focus on the Bible and Mentor volumes

Jan 3 2009
Willie MacKenzie over at Christian Focus Publishers just sent updated information on forth

New Series: Ancient Christian Texts

Dec 7 2008
IVP Press just sent me some information on a new series called Ancient Christian Texts, edited by Th

Technology and Theology Blog

Dec 5 2008
Just wanted to let visitors to BestCommentaries know that I’ve recently started a blog on technology

New Series: Mercer, Augsburg, Lange's, Epworth, Spirit-Filled Life, College Press NIV, UBS Handbooks, SIL Exegetical Summaries

Oct 13 2008
Over the past few weeks, I’ve added some less well known series. Mercer Commentary on the Bible A

Derek Thomas's "The Essential Commentaries for a Preacher's Library"

Sep 21 2008
Derek Thomas, Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary,&nb

Links to Westminster Bookstore

Sep 10 2008
For all you Reformed folks out there (and anyone who wants to buy from an awesome Christian book sto

The difficulty of predicting future publications

Sep 7 2008
There are supposedly 100s of forthcoming commentaries in various series by various authors, but the

Links to Logos Volumes

Sep 3 2008
Last week, Dan Pritchett from Logos emailed to suggest that I add links for books which are availabl

Free Matthew-Mark Cornerstone Biblical Commentary from Logos

Aug 26 2008
Logos Software is offering the the Matthew-Mark volume of the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary for fr

Site "Launch"

Aug 19 2008
Yesterday, after adding a few final features to the site including Amazon reviews and an updated alg

Pulling in Amazon Reviews

Aug 18 2008
In addition to the reviews users add, the site is now also pulling in reviews from Amazon.com. These

"Best of the Best"

Aug 15 2008
A dear friend who is about to go on the mission field wanted to the 1 or 2 good commentaries for eac

RSS Feeds are now live

Jul 27 2008
Today I added a RSS feeds for 4 things: Recently published books - as the publicat

Kress and Kregel are in!

Jul 26 2008
Last week, Kress approved the use of Dr. Jim Rosscup's Commentaries for Biblical Expositors, and

Baker Publishing Absolutely Rules!

Jul 9 2008
I just got word from Baker Publishing that I can use Longman and Carson's top rated commentaries i

Making Reviews more helpful

Jul 8 2008
As more people join the site, I'm attempting to build in some tools to surface reviews which are mor

Yes! Denver Seminary is on board

Jul 7 2008
Today, I contacted the OT and NT departments of Denver Seminary regarding the use of their awesome O

Weighing Review Scores

Jul 1 2008
Now that the site is getting more reviews in, I'm going to start working on a little bit more comple

Thanks John Piper!

Jun 12 2008
Today, Desiring God gave me permission to include their great resource of commentary recommendations

Popular/Lay Level Series

Jun 3 2008
I've added a few popular/lay/devotional level series. Eventually I want the site to be useful for sc

Tagging and Sorting Systems

May 31 2008
This week, I was created a "tagging" system which allows sets of tags to be added to books

More series!

May 27 2008
New Series Reformed Expository Commentary Believers Church Bible Commentary Concordia Com

Additions and Updates

May 24 2008
Updates to Hermenia New Cambridge Bible Commentary ICC New Eerdmanns Critical Com

More Series, especially OT

May 24 2008
Today, these commentaries were added: Historical Commentary on the Old Testament Forms of th

New Commentary Series Added

May 23 2008
This week I've added several great commentaries. I'm currently focusing on a lot of Old Testament da

Alpha Site

May 17 2008
This weekend I finished an alpha version of Best Commentaries. So far there are commentaries from 50

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