John Philip

John Philip

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Provan, Iain W. 1 & 2 Kings. UBOT. Hendrickson Publishers, 1995.
John Philip John Philip December 10, 2010
Enjoyed this commentary very much. Provan has some great thought provoking questions which prevent the commentary from becoming dull and dry.
Leithart, Peter J. A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel. Canon Press, 2003.
John Philip John Philip December 10, 2010
This is totally outstanding! Not your usual kind of commentary, but one that focuses on typology. You may find some of his suggestions stretching, but mostly I found them very convincing and thought provoking. Helpful in forcing one to read the bible in a deeper way.
Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Acts of the Apostles. AYB. Yale University Press, 1998.
John Philip John Philip December 10, 2010
This is way way better than Bruce and Marshall! Not too sure why its got such a low rating so far. Very happy with this purchase.
Leithart, Peter J. 1 and 2 Kings. BTC. Brazos Press, 2006.
John Philip John Philip May 7, 2010
Fresh, thought provoking reflections on some of the aspects of Kings. Not a very long book, but definitely packed with treasures.
Ryle, J. C. Luke. CCC. Crossway, 1993.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Let Ryle penetrate your heart. Warm and sincere. Good one to go with a more technical commentary I reckon.
Green, Joel B. The Gospel of Luke. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1997.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
My hero! This was brilliant. Besides the difficulty in getting used to his technical style of writing, I learnt so much from it and how to study scripture.
Hendriksen, William. Luke. HK. Baker Academic, 1978.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Unfortunately, this just didn't do it for me. Seldom was there anything beyond pointing out the obvious. Doesn't even come close to the depth of Green.
Witherington III, Ben. The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. SRC. Eerdmans, 1997.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
This is just great. So interesting. Doesn't try cover everthing, but the stuff discussed is thought provoking and helpful. Up there with Fitzmyer and Calvin.
Williams, David J. Acts. UBNT. Hendrickson Publishers, 1990.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Seldom find anything which isn't covered elsewhere. Don't get the feeling its a bit of a compilation of other commentaries. It ok -- just not essential in my preparation.
Marshall, I. Howard. Acts. TNTC. InterVarsity Press, 1980.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Worth having this in your library. Often includes a bit more info than Bruce. One I won't skip in my preparation.
Calvin, John. Acts. CCC. Crossway, 1995.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Cannot go wrong with Calvin. I just love his sense of humour and style of writing. Gems here not mentioned by others. ...and its free on the web!
Bruce, F. F. Fee, Gordon D. ed. The Book of Acts. NICNT. Eerdmans, 1988.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Excellent, lives up to its reputation. Downside is that its brief, but better than repeating someone elses thoughts. Nice starting point.
Fernando, Ajith. Acts. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1998.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Well, I'm not sure how you define a commentary. Certainly expected more. Most of the book is filled with other writings. Authors thoughts, or "soap boxes" as the other reviewer mentioned ...etc. instead of devoting more space to the actual commenting on the verses. Seldom use it anymore.
Alexander, Joseph Addison. Acts. GEN. Banner of Truth, 1980.
John Philip John Philip May 6, 2010
Wonderful! Beats a whole bunch of the modern commentators. Something to enrich your life with. AND IT IS FREE ON THE NET!!!!