Monday, November 10, 2008

Gospels Now Complete in BECNT Series

The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) is praised by a number of scholars and commentary guides. D.A. Carson in the sixth edition of his New Testament Commentary Survey lists six of those published at the time as part of his "Best Buys" recommendations. John Glynn lists the series third in his recommendations in the "Evangelical and Technical, Semitechnical" category. With this latest edition of Mark by Robert H. Stein the gospels are now complete. Luke was authored by Darrell L. Bock. Carson says this commentary is "recent, comprehensive, well written, and intelligent. If you buy this pair by Bock, you do not need the other two commentaries on Luke that he has written." (New Testament Commentary Survey, p. 63). Andreas Kostenberger wrote the entry for John and Matthew was recently released by David Turner. Those looking for a good set of commentaries on the gospels would do well to add these to their libraries. Pastors have especially enjoyed this series since they don't get bogged down in a lot of scholarly discussions but are nonetheless informed by them. For a complete listing a volumes available in this series as well as projected forthcoming volumes look here.

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