Brian Tabb

Brian Tabb

Occupation Associate Professor
Education PhD, New Testament

Reviews

Koester, Craig R. Revelation. AYB. Yale University Press, 2014.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb April 7, 2017
"This is the most important commentary on Revelation published in English in more than a decade. It is meticulously researched and elegantly written, masterfully situates the Apocalypse in its Greco-Roman and Jewish-Christian context in the late first century, and demonstrates unsurpassed grasp of the history of interpretation of this important and enigmatic book." [Full Review]
Koester, Craig R. Hebrews. AYB. Yale University Press, 2001.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb July 24, 2014
An important, outstanding commentary on Hebrews.
Keener, Craig S. Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume 1 (Introduction and 1:1–2:47). Baker Academic, 2012.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb September 22, 2012
Craig Keener offers an important and authoritative treatment of Acts 1–2, while offering by far the most comprehensive introduction to Acts thus far published. I highly recommend this work, and I look forward to the publication of the subsequent volumes.
deSilva, David A. 4 Maccabees. BSCS. Brill Publishers, 2006.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb September 6, 2012
DeSilva's commentary on the Greek text (Sinaiticus) of 4 Macc is superb, and it fills a significant gap for students and scholars. Highly recommended.
Knight III, George W. The Pastoral Epistles. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1992.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb September 6, 2012
Knight's work remains after 20 years one of the go-to exegetical commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles. He is rigorously exegetical, theologically conservative, and balanced in his interpretive judgments. I've assigned this book as a required textbook in a Greek exegesis course multiple times.
O'Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Hebrews [Plagiarism Acknowledged]. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb September 6, 2012
O'Brien is a superb commentator, as evidenced by his earlier treatments of Philippians, Colossians-Philemon, and Ephesians. This commentary, which is rigorously exegetical, theologically balanced, and eminently readable, joins Lane's one of the go-to works on Hebrews. I agree with Bateman's conclusion in his recent review: "Of all the critical commentaries I have read on the Book of Hebrews, O’Brien’s is well thought out, well written, and without question preeminent" (JETS 54.2 (2011): p. 406).
Peterson, David G. The Acts of the Apostles. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb September 6, 2012
Peterson's commentary is outstanding! I have used this commentary extensively for personal research and as a required textbook at the college and seminary level. Peterson's strengths include analysis of the literary structure of the book and his theological synthesis, both in the introduction and throughout the book. This commentary ranks with Bock's Baker volume (and soon also Walton's WBC offering) as the top evangelical Acts commentaries.
Bock, Darrell L. Acts. BECNT. Baker Academic, 2007.
Brian Tabb Brian Tabb September 6, 2012
Bock's Baker commentary is an outstanding exegetical commentary written from an evangelical perspective which engages with the best Acts scholarship. The layout of the BECNT series is relatively user friendly.