Bible Commentaries



There are a number of different kinds of Bible Commentaries. There are small, basic commentaries which are written for your average reader with little or no prior knowledge of the Bible or the biblical book or section of the Bible commented on. These include the basic one-volume or multi-volume commentaries. There is a lot of fluff out there, so I have included only commentaries which have some depth.

In addition to the more basic commentaries I have listed the main scholarly biblical commentaries. These go into more detail than many amateur students of the New Testament would like or need. They are best as reference for details about a given passage or issue of interpretation.

I have also included a few devotional commentaries. These are more focused of theological or spiritual issues.


One Volume Commentaries

HarperCollins Bible Commentary: Revised Edition, James L. Mays

The New Jerome Bible Commentary, Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmeyer, & Ronald A. Murphey

Oxford Bible Commentary, John Martin and John Muddiman

The International Bible Commentary: A Catholic and Ecumenical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century, William R. Farmer

The New Interpreter's Bible One-Volume Commentary, David L. Peterson & Beverly Roberts Gaventa

Women’s Bible Commentary: Expanded Edition, Carol A. Newsom & Sharon H. Ringe

Global Bible Commentary, Daniel Patte, J. Severino Croatto, Nicole Wilkinson Duran, and Teresa Okure

Commentary on the Torah,

The People’s New Testament Commentary, M. Eugene boring, & Fred B. Craddock

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, and Mark W. Chavalas

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Craig S. Keener


Multivolume Commentaries

Interpreting Biblical Texts

Abingdon New Testament Commentaries

Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries

Oxford Bible Commentary Series

Conversations With Scripture

Westminster Bible Companions

New Cambridge Bible Commentary

New International Biblical Commentary

Interpretation: A Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

New Interpreters Bible


Scholarly Commentaries

Anchor Bible

Hermeneia

New Testament Library

Old Testament Library

Continental Commentary

International Critical Commentary

New International Commentary on the New Testament

New International Commentary on the Old Testament

Berit Olam (Old Testament)

Sacra Pagina (New Testament)

JPS Torah Commentary

JPS Commentary on the Bible

New International Greek Testament Commentary (New Testament)

Hellenistic Commentary to the New Testament


Devotional Commentaries

Daily Study Bible Series/New Daily Study Bible: New Testament

Daily Study Bible: Old Testament

...For Everyone, N.T. Wright (New Testament)

Old Testament For Everyone, John Goldingay



Return to Bible Study Resources Page

Return from the Bible Commentaries Page to the Homepage