I’m often asked for recommendations for commentaries on specific books of the Bible. Of course, D. A. Carson’s New Testament Commentary Survey (6th Edition) and Tremper Longman’s Old Testament Commentary Survey (4th Edition) remain the best sources in print. But after being asked about recommended commentaries on Philippians today, I did a quick search for online lists of recommended commentaries. Below are the results of that search. If you know of other lists which are online, please email them to me or comment below and I will add them to this list. I know that this list is not exhaustive (yet), but it should serve as a good starting place for finding the best commentaries.
- Calvin Theological Seminary’s Center for Excellence in Preaching’s List of Recommended Surveys, Reference Works and Commentaries
- Danny Akin’s “Building a Theological Library” – A list of various recommended resources, including commentaries. (pdf)
- Covenant Theological Seminary Library’s Recommendations for Old Testament and New Testament commentaries. (pdf)
- A couple of lists of Old Testament commentaries from a more liberal perspecive: Ralph W. Klein’s list and one by Tyler F. Williams.