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Colossians Commentaries

A while ago, I put together a quick guide to commentaries on Colossians for the benefit of a newsletter that subsequently never went to print. Here, if anybody is interested, are some very brief remarks on recommended commentaries on Colossians from an evangelical perspective. This list is restricted to technical or semi-technical works: excellent devotional commentaries include R. C. Lucas’ The Message of Colossians in the Bible Speaks Today series and Kent Hughes’ Colossians & Philemon in the Preaching the Word series. Read more »

HCSB available free for Amazon Kindle (UK only)

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition

The latest release (2010 edition) of the HCSB is currently available for free on Amazon UK’s Kindle site. Take a look at the link below. On my download, there do appear to be a few formatting errors, with spaces missing between words but I’m not sure if this problem is down to my Kindle application, the download itself or the publisher.

Book Review: Galatians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) by Thomas R. Schreiner

Zondervan have continued their impressive service to the Biblical Studies community with a new series titled the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT). Volumes have already appeared on the books of Matthew and James and several more are expected over the next few years. (I patiently await Moo on Hebrews and Thielman on Romans.) Read more »

Logos Bible Software discount

Just a reminder that students are able to purchase the popular Logos Bible software at a 30% discount using the following link.

Book Review: James (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) by Dan G. McCartney

This commentary, by Prof. Dan McCartney of Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, furthers the high standards of the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series. In my view, some of the commentaries in this series are somewhat lacking but this effort by McCartney joins the front rank of BECNT works (along with Schreiner on Romans, Bock on Luke, Garland on 1 Corinthians). Read more »

Book Review: The Letter to the Hebrews (Pillar New Testament Commentary) by Peter O’Brien

Peter O’Brien is now established as one of the premier commentary writers in Biblical Studies following a number of highly respected efforts: Colossians in the WBC series, Philippians in the NIGTC and Ephesians in the PNTC. It is in the latter series, ably edited by D. A. Carson, that this eagerly anticipated commentary is found. Read more »