|What is a good commentary for John, Romans and 1 Corinthians?|
What commentaries will help most in studying these books?
Again, first consult the commentaries in "What the Bible Teaches" on each of these books. The above mentioned general commentaries also help with these books.
John: Any of the authors who wrote books on the gospels recommended by Tom Wilson (September, October, 2001) are worth consulting where they write on John. George Reith is not well known, but, of his 314 pages in two small volumes, W. Smith says, "Dr. Reith has packed more helpful, practical, biblical, interpretative material into the unusually rich paragraphs of this book than any other writer on the same gospel within the same space." Leon L. Morris has 936 pages on John, of which Barber writes, "a work of superlative scholarship that not only replaces the majestic work of Westcott but surpasses Barrett as well."
Romans: James Currie has just released his book on Romans, which is likely to be very helpful. H. C. G. Moules book, "The Epistle to the Romans" is highly rated. His "Studies in Romans" is good, but less valuable than the other.
I Corinthians: J. M. Davies "The Epistle to the Corinthians" and W. E. Vines "I Corinthians" are very helpful aids for study.
Ephesians: William MacDonald in his "Believers Bible Commentary" devotes more pages proportionately to Ephesians than any other epistle of Paul. It may well be the outstanding work in his commentary.
"In the Heavenlies" is one of Henry A. Ironsides best studies. John R. W. Stott, "Gods New Society: The Message of Ephesians" is also very helpful.
Hebrews: "Studies in the Epistle to the Hebrews" by E. Schuyler English and "An Unshakeable Kingdom" by David Gooding are a good basis for studying this book.
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