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Genesis. 2 Vols. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 1987.
This commentary is and will always remain a classic! A valuable edition to any library. However the reason I can not give this commentary 5 stars is the 'Word' series choice in layout, by far the most un-user friendly series I have come across. And makes for a very frustrating read.
Genesis: A Commentary. Zondervan Academic, 2001.
This has become the first Commentary that I turn to, for preaching and writing exegetical papers. Waltke has written this commentary in a manner that is easy to understand, and gives a great amount of revenant information, without getting stuck on matters that are not worth the time. If I had one Commentary on Genesis it would be this one, even over Wenham mainly because of how user friendly it is.
Arnold, Clinton E. ed. Galatians. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2010.
Zondervan have hit the nail on the head, Finally a commentary series that is helpful and user friendly on multiple levels. This new commentary by Schreiner will easily over take Bruce and Longenecker on this website as the best, once all the reviews are updated. Schreiner has written a wonderful commentary which is up to his normal standard. He deals with the Greek and gives some handy pastoral applications. He does not side with the new perspective and give many convincing reasons why. All through out the book you can see that he has thought heavily about every piece of text. He evaluates current opinions but always looks for the truth of the text (the original authors intent). If i can recommend one book on Galatians it would be this one.
The Book of Acts (Rev. ed.). NICNT. Eerdmans, 1988.
I found this book slightly disappointing in terms of what i was looking for in a commentary on Acts and that was something dealing more with the theology side rather than the history side. F.F. Bruce has written Acts with a strong focus on the Historic side, which was of great importance in his day, but i think slightly out dated in 2010. Nevertheless Bruce's commentary is of great value and worth owning. Like all of Bruce's work well written and a master piece of his day.
The Book of Deuteronomy. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1976.
Craigie has written an excellent commentary on one of the most important books in the bible, the book of Deuteronomy. It is a very easy to read book and not restricted to the scholar. He sticks to the text and briefly covers some of the main issues and does not waste time in this commentary engaging in textual criticism but recommends which books to go to if you are looking for that sort of thing. The only thing that I would want more of in this book is more on the relationship between this book and the New Testament a bit like what Wenham has done with his commentary in this series on Leviticus.
The Letter of James. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2000.
Douglas Moo has written another great commentary. In this pillar serries Moo has been able to write in more depth then his commentary on James in the Tyndale serries. Moo has yet again given another solid effort with some gems in the middle. He handles the texts in a very well balanced manner and stays very true to the meaning and wrestles with the most popular views before using the text to dismiss the views, which do not fit in with the text. I would recommend the pillar serries for those who wanted more of a medium commentary that hits the heart of the text without getting into too much unnecessary technical detail.