Tom Schreiner’s Top Three Commentaries on Each of Paul’s Letters

Andy Naselli —  August 3, 2011 — 2 Comments

Thomas R. Schreiner, “Select Commentaries on the Pauline Epistles,” in Interpreting the Pauline Epistles (2nd ed.; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011), 163–66 (numbering added).

Here I list not necessarily the most scholarly commentaries but what I consider to be the three best for students, teachers, and pastors.

Romans

  • C. E. B. Cranfield. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. 2 vols. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1975–79.
  • Douglas J. Moo. The Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Thomas R. Schreiner. Romans. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

1 Corinthians

  • Gordon D. Fee. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.
  • David E. Garland. 1 Corinthians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.
  • Anthony C. Thiselton. The First Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

2 Corinthians

  • Paul Barnett. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.
  • Scott J. Hafemann. 2 Corinthians. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000.
  • Murray J. Harris. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Galatians

  • Gordon D. Fee. Galatians: A Pentecostal Commentary. Pentecostal Commentary Series. Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK: Deo, 2007.
  • Richard N. Longenecker. Galatians. Word Biblical Commentary 41. Dallas: Word, 1990.
  • Thomas R. Schreiner. Galatians. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.

Ephesians

  • Harold W. Hoehner. Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.
  • Andrew T. Lincoln. Ephesians. Word Biblical Commentary 42. Dallas: Word, 1990.
  • Peter T. O’Brien. The Letter to the Ephesians. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Philippians

  • Gordon D. Fee. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • Peter T. O’Brien. The Epistle to the Philippians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.
  • Moisés Silva. Philippians. 2nd ed. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Colossians-Philemon

  • James D. G. Dunn. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Douglas J. Moo. The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.
  • Peter T. O’Brien. Colossians, Philemon. Word Biblical Commentary 44. Dallas: Word, 1982.

1–2 Thessalonians

  • G. K. Beale. 1–2 Thessalonians. IVP New Testament Commentary 13. Downers Grove: IVP, 2003.
  • F. F. Bruce. 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Word Biblical Commentary 45. Dallas: Word, 1982.
  • Charles A. Wanamaker. The Epistles to the Thessalonians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.

Pastorals

  • George W. Knight III. The Pastoral Epistles: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.
  • I. Howard Marshall. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles. International Critical Commentary. London: T&T Clark, 2004.
  • William D. Mounce. Pastoral Epistles. Word Biblical Commentary 46. Dallas: Word, 2000.

2 responses to Tom Schreiner’s Top Three Commentaries on Each of Paul’s Letters

  1. Thanks for this list Andy! Very helpful!

  2. For what it’s worth, I trust Tom Schreiner’s judgement and recommendations completely. Thanks, Tom!

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