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Biblical Commentaries

Commentary Surveys & Guides

The few books listed below are contain annotated guides to biblical commentaries. They helpfully inform the reader of any significant agenda, success, usefulness, etc. which a particular commentary has had. If you are a biblical studies major, a grad student, or a pastoral studies major who is looking to interact with the most influential commentaries or looking to select two or three good commentaries for preaching, these books are helpful.

Commentary reviews online

The review website,, provides a good indicator of a commentary's purpose and value. This is a great place to start building your own commentary library or to identify influential commentaries that should be consulted exegetical or homiletic purposes.

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