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.

image Mercer Commentary on the Bible

A 7 volume set from Mercer University Press based on the NRSV includes entries from the Mercer Dictionary of the Bible. It also has a volume to the The Deuterocanonical / Apocryphal books of the Old Testament. Currently, I can’t find any word on whether an eighth volume on the general epistles and revelation will be released.




image Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament

Written by professors at Lutheran who are also ordained, the Augsburg series is designed to be used by pastors, students, and laypeople, as it is not overly technical, but still fairly in depth.

This series is also available in Logos Libronix.

imageLange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures

“This 19th century commentary has served as a standard reference for more than a century. The original work was edited by Peter Lange in Germany (1864-1880). Phillip Schaff supervised the English translation and contributed substantially to the American edition, which runs to some 14,000+ pages. Many early reviewers regarded Schaff’s edition with his additional material as superior to the original.”

This series is also available in Logos Libronix.

imageEpworth Commentary Series

A series with relatively recent publication dates (1995-2007) from a Methodist publisher. Unfortunately there is very littler information about this series available online.

image Spirit-Filled Life New Testament Commentary Series

This series was edited by Jack Hayford, but unfortunately it did not sell well enough for Thomas Nelson to order more than the initial 4 volumes.

“A new commentary series for the Charismatic and Pentecostal faiths. Each of these authors has been hand picked by Dr. Jack Hayford. These men and women represent the finest in conservative evangelical Spirit-filled scholarship in North America. But all have written in a way that can be understood by the average reader.”



imageCollege Press NIV Commentary

“Years ago a movement was begun with the dream of uniting all Christians on the basis of a common purpose (world evangelism) under a common authority, the Word of God. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is a serious effort to join the scholarship of two branches of this unity movement so as to speak with one voice concerning the Word of God. Our desire is to provide a resource for your study of the Old Testament that will benefit you whether you are preparing a Bible School lesson, a sermon, a college course or your own personal devotions.”

This series is also available in Logos Libronix.


imageUBS Handbooks

“The UBS Handbooks are detailed commentaries providing exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the books of the Bible. They are prepared primarily to assist Bible translators but are also helpful for others who wish to study, reflect on and communicate the Scriptures. Although the commentaries are based on the original biblical languages, it is not necessary to know these languages to benefit from the commentaries.”

This series is also available in Logos Libronix.


imageSIL Exegetical Summaries

“Since no single commentary provides all the answers needed for translation, exegesis, and interpretation, the Exegetical Summaries Series serves as a valuable supplement. The books in the Exegetical Summaries Series survey the scope of everything written about every phrase in nearly every book in the New Testament, along with two books in the Old Testament, giving you the tools you need to compare commentaries and lexicons and identify instances of both scholarly consensus and disagreement.”

This series is also available in Logos Libronix (prepub).


Top Commentaries by Book Top Commentaries by Series Forthcoming & Unreleased Commentaries
Pentateuch History Poetry Prophets Minor Prophets
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1/2 Samuel 1/2 Kings 1/2 Chronicles Ezra/Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
OT Primary Source Material OT Canon OT Textual Criticism OT Hermeneutics OT Introductions OT Theology OT Theological Dictionaries OT Archaeology Hebrew Lexicons Hebrew Grammars (Introductory) Hebrew Grammars (Intermediate) Hebrew Grammars (Advanced) OT Backgrounds OT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias OT History and Religion Ancient Near Eastern Histories Israelite Religion OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Documentary Hypothesis Deuternomic History Other OT Studies and Issues
Gospels/Acts Pauline Epistles General Epistles
Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1/2 Thessalonians Pastoral Epistles Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter/Jude Johannine Epistles Revelation
NT Primary Source Material NT Canon NT Criticism NT Textual Criticism NT Hermeneutics NT Introductions NT Theology NT Theological Dictionaries NT Archaeology Greek Lexical Analysis Greek Lexicons Greek Grammar (Introductory) Greek Grammars (Intermediate) Greek Grammars (Advanced) NT Backgrounds NT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias NT History and Religion NT Near Eastern Histories NT Church History / Apostolic Period NT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Jesus and the Gospels Synoptic Gospels and Surrounding Issues The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting Pauline Studies Johannine Studies Petrine Studies Lukan Studies Other NT Studies and Issues
Systematics Subjects
Systematic Theology Bible/Bibliology Doctrine of God/Theology Humanity/Anthropology Sin/Harmartiology Jesus Christ/Christology Holy Spirit/Pneumatology Salvation/Soteriology Angels and Demons/Angelology The Church/Ecclesiology End Times/Eschatology Israel/Israelology Rewards/Misthology Other Systematics Biblical Theology Biblical Hermeneutics Biblical Canon Scriptures and Revelation Narrative Themes Prolegomena Trinitarianism Sacraments Providence/Soveriegnty Heaven and Hell Worship Theology Ethics Origins Apologetics Worldviews/Philosophies Biblical Archaeology Environmental Issues Ancient Near Eastern Theology Modern Near Eastern Theology Judaism Messianic Judaism Church History (incl. Post Apostolic) Historical Theology Second Temple Judaism Other Theological Subjects
Christian Life Ministry
Workplace Home Anxiety / Depression etc. Technology Prayer / Intercession Bible Study Cultural Issues Other Life Issues Mission / Evangelism Church Growth Preaching Church Leadership Discipleship Pastoral Care Biblical Counseling Worship Praxis Other Ministry