The Priest’s Library

(Updated January 2016)

A Priest’s Library

Essential Books for the Anglican Ministry
Compiled by Fr. William Klock

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A quality theological library is critical to the work of a priest.  The following is my humble attempt to list those books that I’ve found essential or particularly helpful in my own ministry.  There are other books that could be listed, but I’ve tried to restrict the list to those I consider “essential” or nearly so.

I’ve organised these books as best I can by subject category.  I’ve given priority to books on the exposition of Scripture and on the priest’s role as the shepherd of God’s flock, as I think these are our primary areas of ministry.  The priest must be well-read in theology, but not simply as an academic exercise – it must be practical.  My prayer is that this list will grow with time and assist men in years to come as they enter the ministry.

Theological Subjects

Boyd, Archibald, Baptism and Baptismal Regeneration.  Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1865.
Browne, Edward Harold.  An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion.  Classical Anglican, 1998.
Bruce, F. F. New Testament Development of Old Testament Themes.  Eerdmans, 1968.
Cairns, Alan. Dictionary of Theological Terms.  Ambassador, 1998.
Cranmer, Thomas.  A Defense of the True and Catholic Doctrine of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ.  Wipf & Stock, 2004.
Dunn, James D. G.  The New Perspective on Paul.  Eerdmans, 2007.

Eichrodt, Walther, trans. J.A. Baker, Theology of the Old Testament.  Westminster, 1961.  2 vols.
Enns, Peter.  Inspiration and Incarnation.  Baker, 2005
Ferguson, Sinclair B., David F. Wright, and J. I. Paker.  New Dictionary of Theology.  InterVarsity, 1988.
Grenz, Stanley, et al.  Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. Intervarsity, 1999.
Grudem, Wayne.  Evangelical Feminism: A New Path to Liberalism?  Crossway, 2006.
Hastings, Adrian. Ed.  The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. Oxford, 2000.
Hall, Francis J.  Dogmatic Theology. Ten Volumes. American Church Union, 1974.
Hodge, Charles.  Systematic Theology.  Hendrickson, 2003.  3 vols.
Hooker, Richard.  Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity.  Everyman, 1954.  2 vols.
Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe.  Faith and Works: Cranmer and Hooker on Justification.  Morehouse-Barlow, 1982.
________. The True Image.  Eerdmans, 1989.
________. Theology of the English Reformers.  Eerdmans, 1966.
Kaiser, Walter C. Toward an Exegetical Theology:  Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching.  Baker, 1981.
________.  Old Testament Theology.  Zondervan, 1978.
Lee, Philip J.  Against the Protestant Gnostics.  Oxford, 1987.
Litton, E. A.  Introduction to Dogmatic Theology on the Basis of the Thirty-Nine Articles.  Classical Anglican, 2000.
Machen, J. Gresham.  Christianity and Liberalism.  Eerdman’s, 1923.
Marcel, Pierre.  The Biblical Doctrine of Infant Baptism.  James Clarke, 1953.
Matthison, Keith A.  The Shape of Sola Scriptura.  Canon, 2001.
More, Paul Elmore, and Frank Leslie Cross.  Anglicanism: The Thought and Practice of the Church of England, Illustrated from the Religious Literature of the Seventeenth Century.  SPCK, 1935
Muller, Richard A. Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms. Baker, 1985.
Packer, James I.  God Has Spoken.  Baker, 1993.
Pearson, John.  An Exposition of the Creed.  George Bell, 1885.
Sutton, Ray R.  Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: A Study of Holy Baptism.  Classical Anglican, 2001.
Thomas, W. H. Griffith.  The Catholic Faith.  The Anglican Expositor, 2011.
________.  The Principles of Theology: An Introduction to the Thirty Nine Articles.  Classical Anglican, 1996.
Toon, Peter.  Our Triune God.  Regent, 1996.
Van Til, Cornelius.  The Defense of the Faith.  Presbyterian and Reformed, 1955
________.  In Defense of Biblical Christianity.  Presbyterian and Reformed, 1967-71,  6 vols.
Vos, Gerhardus.  Biblical Theology.  Eerdmans, 1948.
Waltke, Bruce K.  An Old Testament Theology.  Harper Collins, 2004.
Warfield, Benjamin B.  Biblical and Theological Studies.  Presbyterian and Reformed, 1968.
Wright, N.T.  The New Testament and the People of God.  SPCK, 1992.
________.  Jesus and the Victory of God.  SPCK, 1996.
________. The Resurrection of the Son of God.  SPCK, 2003.
________. Paul and the Faithfulness of God.  SPCK, 2013.
Zahl, Paul F. M.  The Protestant Face of Anglicanism.  Eerdmans, 1998.

Pastoral Theology and Counselling

Adams, Jay E.  The Big Umbrella…and Other Essays and Addresses on Christian Counseling. Baker, 1972
________.  The Christian Counselor’s Manual.  Zondervan, 1986.
________.  The Christian Counselor’s New Testament and Proverbs. Timeless Texts, 2004.
________.  Christian Living in the Home.  Presbyterian and Reformed, 1972
________.  Competent to Counsel.  Zondervan, 1986.
________.  Handbook of Church Discipline: A Right and Privilege of Every Church Member.  Zondervan, 1986.
________.  How to Help People Change.  Zondervan, 1986.
________.  Insight and Creativity in Christian Counseling.  Timeless Texts, 2002.
________.  Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.  Zondervan, 1986.
________.  More than Redemption: A Theology of Christian Counseling.  Baker, 1979.
________.  Ready to Restore.  Presbyterian & Reformed, 1981.
________.  Shepherding God’s Flock.  Zondervan, 1986.
________.  Solving Marriage Problems.  Zondervan, 1986.
Baxter, Richard.  The Reformed Pastor.  Banner of Truth, 1974.
Chambers, Alan.  God’s Grace and the Homosexual Next Door.  Harvest House, 2006.
Dallas, Joe.  Desires in Conflict: Hope for Men Who Struggle with Sexual Identity.  Harvest House, 1991.
________.  The Gay Gospel?  How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible.  Harvest House, 2007
Duty, Guy.  Divorce and Remarriage.  Bethany House, 1967.
Eyrich, Howard A.  Three to Get Ready: A Christian Premarital Counseling Manual.  Focus, 1997.
Mack, Wayne.  A Homework Manual for Biblical Counseling.  Presbyterian and Reformed, 1979.  2 vols.
Mack, Wayne.  Strengthening Your Marriage.  Presbyterian & Reformed, 1977.
Murray, John.  Divorce.  Presbyterian and Reformed, 1987.
Paulk, Anne.  Restoring Sexual Identity.  Harvest House, 2003.
Sutton, Ray R.  Second Chance: Biblical Principles of Divorce and Remarriage.  Dominion, 1988.

Worship and Liturgy

Barbee, C. Frederick, and Paul F. M. Zahl.  The Collects of Thomas Cranmer.  Eerdmans, 1999.
Blunt, John Henry.  The Annotated Book of Common Prayer.  Longmans, 1903.
Dawn, Marva J.  A Royal “Waste” of Time. Eerdmans, 1999.
Clarke, W. K. Lowther, and Charles Harris.  Liturgy and Worship.  SPCK, 1964.
Hatchett, Marion J.  Music for the Church Year.  Seabury, 1964.
Howard, Thomas.  Evangelical is Not Enough.  Ignatius, 1984.
The Hymnal 1940 Companion.  Church Pension Fund, 1949.
Shepherd, Massey Hamilton.  The Oxford American Prayer Book Commentary.  Oxford, 1950.
________.  The Worship of the Church.  Seabury, 1958.
Toon, Peter, and Louis R. Tarsitano.  Neither Archaic nor Obsolete: The Language of Common Prayer and Public Worship.  Edgeways, 2003.
Wainwright, Geoffrey, and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker.  The Oxford History of Christian Worship.  Oxford, 2006.

Preaching

Boys, John.  The Works of John Boys: An Exposition of the Several Offices.  Soli Deo Gloria, 1997.
Coggan, Donald.  Stewards of Grace.  Hodder & Stoughton, 1958.
Dever, Mark; J. Ligon Duncan; R. Albert Mohler Jr.; C.J. Mahaney; et al.  Preaching a Cross-centered Theology.  Crossway, 2009.
________.  Preaching the Cross.  Crossway, 2007.
Gordon, T. David.  Why Johnny Can’t Preach.  P&R, 2009.
Kistler, Don, ed.  Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching.  Soli Deo Gloria, 2002.
Lindemann, Fred. H.  The Sermon and the Propers.  Concordia, 1960.  4 vols.
Lloyd-Jones, D. Martin.  Preaching & Preachers.  Zondervan, 1971.
Logan, Samuel T.  The Preacher and Preaching.  Presbyterian and Reformed, 1986.
Scott, Melville.  The Harmony of the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels.  The Anglican Expositor, 2011.
Simeon, Charles, Evangelical Preaching.  Multnomah, 1986.
Stott, John R. W.  Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century.  Eerdmans, 1982.
Wiersbe, Warren W.  Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament.  Victor, 1992.
________.  Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the Old Testament.  Victor, 1993.

Patristics
Daillé, John.  A Treatise on the Right Use of the Fathers.  Sprinkle, 2001.

Drobner, Hubertus R.,  William Harmless, and Siegfried S. Schatzmann.  The Fathers of the Church: A Comprehensive Introduction.  Hendrickson, 2007.
Hall, Christopher.  Learning Theology with the Church Fathers.  InterVarsity, 2002.
________.  Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers.  InterVarsity, 2002.
Roberts, Alexander, James Donaldson,  Philip Schaff, and Henry Wace.  The Early Church Fathers.  Hendrickson, 2004.  38 vol.
Quantin, Jean-Louis.  The Church of England and Christian Antiquity.  Oxford, 2009.
Note: The Early Church Fathers is an excellent jumping off point for the study of the Fathers, as is the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, but these ought not to be stopping points.  Paulist Press’ Ancient Christian Writers series includes many more early works in up-to-date translations, and many other modern translations are available from other publishers.

Bible Texts – Hebrew and Greek

Aland, Kurt, ed. The Greek New Testament. 4th ed.  United Bible Societies, 1993.
_______. The UBS Greek New Testament, A Reader’s Edition.  United Bible Societies, 2007.
Ellinger, K. and  W. Rudolph, eds.  Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Deutsche Biblegesellschaft, 1967/1977.
Brown, A. Philip and Bryan W. Smith.  A Reader’s Hebrew Bible.  Zondervan, 2008.

Bruce, F. F.  The Books and the Parchments.  Revell, 1984.
________.  The Canon of the Scripture.  InterVarsity, 1988.
________.  History of the Bible in English.  Revell, 1978.
Harris, R. Laird.  Inspiration and Canonicity of the Bible.  Zondervan, 1969.
Nestle-Aland.  Novum Testamentum Graece. 26th ed.  Deutsche Bibegesellschaft, 2006.
Rahlfs, Alfred.  Septuaginta.  Wuerttembergische, 1962.
*(In a  pinch: Brenton, Lancelot.  The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English.  Hendrickson, 1986.)
Scott, William R.  A Simplified Guide to Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.  BIBAL Press, 1987.
Shenker, A., Y.A.P. Goldman, A. Van Der Kooij, G.J. Norton, S. Pisano.  Biblia Hebraica Quinta.  Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, ongoing.

Old Testament and Hebrew Resources

Armstrong, Terry A., Douglas L. Busby, and Cyril F. Carr.  A Reader’s Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament.  Zondervan, 1989.
Botterweck, G. Johannes, and Helmer Ringgren, eds.  Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.  Eerdmans, 1974. Vols. 1- .
Even-Shoshan, Abraham.  A New Concordance of the Old Testament.  Baker, 1989.
Harris, R. Laird, Gleason L Archer, and Bruce K. Waltke, eds.  Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.  Moody, 1980. 2 vols.
Holliday, William.  A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament.  Eerdmans, 1971.
Jenni, Ernst and Claus Westermann.  Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament.   Hendrickson, 1997. 3 vols.
Koehler, Ludwig, and Walter Baumgartner, The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of The Old Testament. Brill, 1994-2000. 5 vols.
Kohlenberger III, John R., James A Swanson.  The Hebrew English Concordance To the Old Testament. Zondervan, 1998.
Longman III, Tremper.  Old Testament Commentary Survey.  Baker, 2013.
Owens, John Joseph.  Analytical Key to the Old Testament. Baker, 1989. 4 vols.
Seow, C. L. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Abingdon, 1987.
VanGemeren, Willem A.  The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis.  Zondervan, 1997.
Waltke, Bruce K., and M. O’Connor.  An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax.  Eisenbrauns, 1990.
Wilson, William. Old Testament Word Studies. Kregel, 1978.

New Testament and Greek Resources

Bauckham, Richard.  Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.  Eerdmans, 2006.
Bauer, Walter, W. F. Arndt, F.W. Gingrich, and F.W. Danker.  A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature.  Chicago, 2000.
Burton, Ernest DeWitt.  Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek.  T. & T. Clark, 1898.
Carson, D. A.  New Testament Commentary Survey.  Baker, 2013.
Hanna, Robert.  A Grammatical Aid to the Greek New Testament.  Baker, 1983.
Kittel, Gerhard, and Gerhard Friedrich.  The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.  Trans. by Geoffrey Bromiley.  Eerdmans, 1964-76. 10 vols.
Kohlenberger III, John R., Edward W. Goodrick and James A. Swanson. The Exhaustive Concordance to the Greek New Testament.  Zondervan, 1995.
________.  The Greek-English Concordance To the New Testament.  Zondervan, 1977
Kubo, Sakae.  A Reader’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.  Zondervan, 1975.
Liddell, H. G., and R. Scott,  A Greek-English Lexicon.  Clarendon, 1897.
Machen, J. Gresham.  New Testament Greek for Beginners.  Macmillan, 1923.
Moule, C. F. D.  An Idiom Book of the New Testament Greek.  Cambridge, 1963.
Rienecker, Fritz.  A Linguistic Key to the Greek New Testament.  Zondervan, 1980.
Robertson, A. T.  A Harmony of the Gospels.  Smith, 1930.
Silva, Moises.  The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis.  Zondervan, 2014.
Spicq, Ceslas.  Theological Lexicon of the New Testament.  Hendrickson, 1994. 3 vols.
Thayer, Joseph H. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Zondervan, 1962.
Vine, W. E., Merrill F. Unger, and William White.  An Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words.  Nelsons, 1984.

Concordances

Monser, Harold E.  Topical Index and Digest of the Bible.  Baker, 1983.
Nave, Orville J., ed.  Nave’s Topical Bible.  Nelson, 1979.
Strong, James.  Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.  World, 1990.
Torrey, R. A.  The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. Revised and Expanded by Jerome H. Smith. Nelson, 1992.
Young, Robert., ed.  Analytial Concordance to the Bible.  Nelson, 1980.

Biblical Archaeology, History, and Geography

Aharoni, Yohanan.  The Land of the Bible: A Historical Geography of the Bible.  Westminster, 1979.
Bruce, F .F.  Israel and the Nations.  Eerdmans, 1963.
________.  New Testament History.  Doubleday, 1971.
Edersheim, Alfred.  Bible History.  Eerdmans, 1954.  2 vols.
________.  The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah.  Eerdmans, 1954. 2 vols.
________. The Temple.  Hendrickson, 1973.
Gower, Ralph.  The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times.  Moody, 1987.
Josephus, Flavius. Complete Works. Hendrickson, 1987.
Kaiser, Walter C. A History of Israel. Broadman, 1998.
Miller, Madeleine S., and J. Lane, rev. by Boyce M. Bennett and David Scott.  Harper’s Encyclopedia of Bible Life.  Harper, 1978.
Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts.  Nelson, 1996.
Pfeiffer, Charles F.  The Biblical World.  Baker, 1966.
________.  Old Testament History.  Baker, 1973.
________ and Howard F. Vos.  The Wycliffe Historical Geography of Bible Lands. Moody, 1967.
Reicke, Bo.  The New Testament Era.  Fortress, 1968.
Tenney, Merrill C.  New Testament Times.  Eerdmans, 1965.
Thompson, J. A.  The Bible and Archaeology.  Eerdmans, 1972.
________.  Handbook of Life in Bible Times.  InterVarsity, 1986.
Vos, Howard F.  Archaeology in Biblical Lands.  Moody, 1987.
Wood, Leon.  Israel’s United Monarchy.   Baker, 1979.
________.  The Prophets of Israel.  Baker, 1979.
________.  A Survey of Israel’s History.  Zondervan, 1986.

Bible Introductions and Surveys

Alexander, David, and Pat Alexander.  Eerdman’s Handbook to the Bible.  Eerdmans, 1973.
Bruce, F. F.  The Letters of Paul: An Expanded Paraphrase.  Eerdmans, 1965.
________.  Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free.  Eerdmans, 1977.
Bullock, C. Hassell.  An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books.  Moody, 1988.
Conybeare, W. J., and Howsen, J. S.  The Life and Epistles of Saint Paul.  Eerdmans, 1954.
Craigie, Peter C.  The Old Testament, Its Background, Growth, and Content.  Abingdon, 1986.
Culver, Robert D.  The Life of Christ.  Baker, 1976.
Farrar, Frederic W.  The Life of Christ.  Cassell, 1874. 2 vols.
________.  The Life and Work of St. Paul.  Cassell, 1879. 2 vols.
Freeman, Hobart E.  An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophets.  Moody, 1968.
Kidner, Derek.  An Introduction to Wisdom Literature, The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes.  InterVarsity, 1985.
Lasor, William Sanford, David Hubbard, and Frederic Bush.   Old Testament Survey.  Eerdmans, 1982.
Tenney, Merrill C., rev. by Walter M. Dunnett.  New Testament Survey.  Eerdmans, 1985.
von Rad, Gerhard,  The Message of the Prophets.  Harper & Row, 1965.
________.  Wisdom in Israel.  Abingdon, 1972.

Commentary Sets and One-volume Commentaries
Note: Many commentary series are not worth purchasing in full as their value varies from one volume to another.  The following are sets/series that are worth purchasing in full, although this may be cost-prohibitive in the cases of NICNT, NICOT, and WBC.

Barnes, Albert, Barne’s Notes on the New Testament.  Kregel, 1980.

Bruce, F. F., ed.  New International Commentary on the New Testament.  Eerdmans, ongoing.
Calvin, John.  Calvin’s Commentaries.  Baker, 2005. 22 vols.
Harrison, R. K., ed.  New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Eerdmans, ongoing.
Hendriksen, William, and Simon J. Kistemaker.  New Testament Commentary.  Baker, 2002 . 12 vols.
Henry, Matthew.  Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible.  Hendrickson, 1991.
Hubbard, David, and Glenn W. Barker.  Word Biblical Commentary. Word, ongoing.
Keil, C. F., and F. Delitzsch.  Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament.  Hendrickson, 2006. 10 vols.
Lenski, R .C. H.  Interpretation of the New Testament. Augsburg, 1943. 12 vols.
Oden, Thomas C., ed.  Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.  InterVarsity, ongoing
Robertson, A. T.  Word Pictures in the New Testament.  Broadman, 1973. 6 vols.

Individual Book Commentaries: Old Testament
Note: I’ve found that the best way to evaluate commentaries is to use them in sermon preparation and personal in-depth study.  Such study takes time, therefore my recommendations here are somewhat limited.  This section will be ongoing for many years.

The Pentateuch
Sailhamer, John H.  The Pentateuch as Narrative.  Zondervan, 1992.

Genesis
Delitzsch, Franz Joseph.  A New Commentary on Genesis.  T&T Clark, 1888, 1889.  2 vols.

Hamilton, Victor P.  Genesis.  NICOT.  Eerdmans, 1990, 1995.  2 vols.
Matthews, Kenneth A.  Genesis.  NAC.  Broadman, 1996.  2 vols.
Waltke, Bruce.  Genesis, a Commentary.  Zondervan, 2001.
Walton, John.  Genesis.  NIVAC.  Zondervan, 2001.
________.  The Lost Word of Genesis One.  IVP Academic, 2009.
Wenham, Gordon J.  Genesis.  WBC. Word, 1987.  2 vols.

Exodus
Childs, Brevard.  The Book of Exodus: A Critical, Theological Commentary.  Westminster, 1974.

Davis, John J.  Moses and the Gods of Egypt.  Baker, 1986.
Durham, John.  Exodus.  WBC.  Word, 1987.
Enns, Peter.  Exodus.  NIVAC.  Zondervan, 2000.

Leviticus
Gane, Roy.  Leviticus-Numbers.  NIVAC.  Zondervan, 2004.

Wenham, Gordon J.  The Book of Leviticus. NICOT; Eerdmans, 1979.

Numbers
Gane, Roy.  Leviticus-Numbers.  NIVAC.  Zondervan, 2004.


Deuteronomy
Craigie, Peter C. The Book of Deuteronomy. NICOT; Eerdmans, 1976.

Driver, S. R.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Deuteronomy.  T. & T. Clark, 1902.
Polzin, Robert.  Moses and the Deuteronomist: A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History.  Indiana, 1993.

Joshua
Polzin, Robert.  Moses and the Deuteronomist: A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History.  Indiana, 1993.

Matties, Gordon H.  Joshua.  Believers Church Bible Commentary.  Harrisonburg, VA, 2012.
Woudstra, Marten H.  The Book of Joshua.  NICOT; Eerdmans, 1981.

Judges
Moore, George F.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Judges.  ICC; T. & T. Clark, 1901.

Polzin, Robert.  Moses and the Deuteronomist: A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History.  Indiana, 1993.

Ruth
Barber, Cyril J.  Ruth: An Expositional Commentary.  Moody, 1983.

Hubbard, Robert L.  The Book of Ruth.  NICOT; Eerdmans, 1988.
Morris, Leon.  Ruth, an Introduction and Commentary.  TOTC; InterVarsity, 1968.

1 & 2 Samuel
Davis, John J., and John C. Whitcomb.  A History of Israel: From Conquest to Exile.  Baker, 1980.

Keil, C. F., and F. Delitzsch.  Biblical Commentary on the Books of Samuel. Hendrickson, 2006.
Polzin, Robert.  Samuel and the Deuteronomist: A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History.  Indiana, 1989.
Polzin, Robert.  David and the Deuteronomist: A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History.  Indiana, 1993.

1 & 2 Kings
DeVries, Simon J.  Word Biblical Commentary: I Kings.  Word, 1985.

Hobbs, T. R.  Word Biblical Commentary: II Kings.  Word, 1985.
Keil, C. F.  Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament: The Books of the Kings. Hendrickson, 2006.
Montgomery, James A.  The Book of Kings.  ICC; T. & T. Clark, 1951.

1 & 2 Chronicles
Braun, Roddy. I Chronicles.  WBC; Word, 1986.

Dillard, Raymond B. II Chronicles.  WBC; Word, 1987.
Keil, C. F.  Biblical Commentary the Book of the Chronicles.  Hendrickson, 2006.

Ezra & Nehemiah
Keil, C. F.  Biblical Commentary on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah.  Hendrickson, 2006.

Kidner, Derek.  Ezra and Nehemiah, An Introduction and Commentary.  TOTC; InterVarsity, 1979.
Williamson, H. G. M. Ezra, Nehemiah.  WBC; Word, 1985.

Esther
Cassel, Paulus.  An Explanatory Commentary on Esther.  Edinburg, 1881.

Whitcomb, John C.  Esther: Triumph of God’s Sovereignty.  Moody, 1979.

Job
Anderson, Francis I.  Job.  TOTC; InterVarsity, 1976.

Delitzsch, Franz.  Biblical Commentary on the Book of Job.  Hendrickson, 2006.
Kidner, Derek.  The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes.  InterVarsity, 1985.

Psalms
Bridges, Charles.  Psalm 119.  Banner of Truth, 1974.

Briggs, Emilie Grace.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms.  ICC.  T&T Clark, 1906.  2 Vols.
Delitzsch, Franz. Biblical Commentary on the Psalms.  Hendrickson, 2006.
Kirkpatrick, A. F.  The Book of Psalms. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Baker, 1982. 3 vols.
Neale, J.M. and R.F. Littledale.  A Commentary on the Psalms.  J. Masters, 1879.  3 vols.
Perowne, J. J. Stewart.  The Book of Psalms: A New Translation with Introductions and Notes Explanatory and Critical.  Zondervan, 1986.  2 vols.
Plumer, William S.  Studies in the Book of Psalms.  Banner of Truth, 1978.
Spurgeon, C. H.  The Treasury of David.  Hendrickson, 1988. 3 vols.

Proverbs
Alden, Robert L.  Proverbs.  Baker, 1983.

Bridges, Charles.  A Commentary on Proverbs.  Banner of Truth, 1968.
Delitzsch, Franz.  Biblical Commentary on the Proverbs of Solomon.  Hendrickson, 2006.
Kidner, Derek.  The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes.  InterVarsity, 1985.
McKane, William.  Proverbs.  OTL; Westminster, 1970.
Waltke, Bruce.  The Book of Proverbs.  NICOT, Eedrmans, 2004.  2 vols.

Ecclesiastes
Kaiser, Walter C.  Ecclesiastes: Total Life.  Moody, 1979.

Kidner, Derek.  The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes.  InterVarsity, 1985.

Song of Solomon
Burrowes, George.  A Commentrary on The Song of Solomon.  Banner of Truth, 1973.

Carr, G. Lloyd.  The Song of Solomon.  InterVarsity, 1984.
Durham,  James.  The Song of Solomon.  Banner of Truth, 1982.

Isaiah
Young, Edward J.  The Book of Isaiah.  Eerdmans, 1965-72.  3 vols.

Jeremiah
Feinberg, Charles L.  Jeremiah, A Commentary.  Zondervan, 1982.

Ryken, Philip.  Jeremiah and Lamentations.  Crossway, 2001.

Lamentations
Harrison, R. K.  Jeremiah and Lamentations.  TOTC; InterVarsity, 1973.

Ryken, Philip.  Jeremiah and Lamentations.  Crossway, 2001.

Ezekiel
Feinberg, Charles L.  The Prophecy of Ezekiel.  Moody, 1969.

Keil, Carl Friedrich.  Biblical Commentary on the Prophecies of Ezekiel.  Hendrickson, 2006.
Taylor, John B.  Ezekiel, An Introduction and Commentary.  TOTC; InterVarsity, 1969.

Daniel
Adams, Jay and Milton Fisher.  The Time of the End: Reclaiming Daniel’s Prophecy.  Timeless Texts, 2004.


The Minor Prophets
Baker, David W.  Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah. TOTC; Inervarsity, 1988.

________. Desmond Alexander, and Bruce Waltke.  Obadiah, Jonah, Micah.  TOTC; Inervarsity, 1988.
Feinberg, Charles L.  The Minor Prophets.  Moody, 1976.
Hubbard, David Allen.  Hosea. TOTC; Inervarsity, 1990.
________.  Joel and Amos. TOTC; Inervarsity, 1989.
Keil, C. F., and Franz Delitzsch.  Bibical Commentary on the Twelve Minor Prophets.  Henrickson, 2006.
Pusey, E. B.  The Minor Prophets, a Commentary.  Baker, 2001.
Smith, Ralph.  Micah-Malachi.  WBC; Word, 1984.
Stuart, Douglas.  Hosea-Jonah.  WBC; Word, 1987.
Waltke, Bruce K.  A Commentary on Micah.  Eerdmans, 2006.

1 Esdras
Myers, Jacob M.  I & II Esdras.  AB; Doubleday, 1974.

2 Esdras
Myers, Jacob M.  I & II Esdras.  AB; Doubleday, 1974.

Oesterley, W.O.E., II Esdras: The Ezra Apocalypse.  Methuen, 1933.

Tobit
Moore, Carey A.  Tobit.  AB; Doubleday, 1996.

Judith
Moore, Carey A.  Judith.  AB; Doubleday, 1985.

The Wisdom of Solomon
Gregg, J.A.F.  The Wisdom of Solomon.  Cambridge, 1909.

Winston, David.  The Wisdom of Solomon.  AB; Doubleday, 1979.

Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
Di Lella, Alexander.  The Wisdom of Ben Sira.  AB; Doubleday, 1987.

Oesterley, W.O.E., Ecclesiasticus.  Cambridge, 1912.
Smend, Rudolf.  Die Weisheit des Jesus Sirach Erklärt.  Reimer, 1906.  (Sorry, I know it’s in German, but it’s the best commentary on Sirach and has never been translated.)
Vattioni, Francesco.  Ecclesiastico: Testo ebraico con apparato critico e versioni greca, Latina e siriaca.  Instituto Orientale di Napoli 1968.  (This parallel edition of the four ancient Sirach text traditions is critical to serious study.)

Baruch
Moore, Carey, A.  Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah: The Additions.  AB; Doubleday, 1977.

The Additions to Daniel and Esther
Moore, Carey, A.  Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah: The Additions.  AB; Doubleday, 1977.

1 & 2 Maccabees
Bartlett, J.R.  The First and Second Books of the Macabees.  Cambridge, 1973.

Fairweather, William.  The First Book of Maccabees.  Cambridge, 1897.
Goldstein, Jonathan A.  I Maccabees.  AB; Doubleday, 1976.
________.  II Maccabees.  AB; Doubleday, 1983.

Matthew
Allison, Dale C.  Matthew: A Shorter Commentary.  ICC; T. & T. Clark, 2005.

Hagner, Donald A.  Matthew.  WBC, Word, 1993.  2 vols.
Hill, David.  The Gospel of Matthew.  NCBC; Eerdmans, 1981
Ryle, J.C.  Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Matthew.  Banner of Truth, 1986.

The Sermon on the Mount
Boice, James Montgomery.  The Sermon on the Mount.  Baker, 1972.

Carson, D.A.  The Sermon on the Mount: An Evangelical Exposition.  Baker, 1978.
Ferguson, Sinclair B.  The Sermon on the Mount.  Banner of Truth, 1987.
Guelich, Robert A.  Sermon on the Mount: Foundation for Understanding.  Word, 1982.
Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn.  Studies in the Sermon on the Mount.  Eerdmans, 1959
Stott, John R.W.  The Message of the Sermon on the Mount.  InterVarsity, 1978.

Mark
Cranfield, C.E.B.  The Gospel According to St. Mark.  Cambridge, 1974.

Guelich, Robert A.  Mark.  WBC, Word, 1989.  2 vols.
Lane, Willim L.  The Gospel According to Mark.  NIC; Eerdmans, 1974.
Ryle, J.C.  Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Mark.  Banner of Truth, 1986.

Luke
Bock, Darrell. Luke.  BECNT.  Baker, 1996.  2 vols.
Caird, G. B.  The Gospel of St. Luke.  Penguin, 1964.
Fitzmyer, Joseph A.  The Gospel According to Luke.  AB; Doubleday, 1970.  2 vols.
Green, Joel B.  The Gospel of Luke.  NICNT.  Eerdmans, 1997.
Ryle, J.C.  Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Luke.  Banner of Truth, 1986.

John
Barrett, C.K. and John Painter.  The Gospel According to St. John.  SPCK, 1988.

Bauckham, Richard.  Gospel of Glory.  Baker, 2015.
Beasley-Murray, George R.  John.  WBC; Word, 1999.
Brown, Raymond E.  The Gospel According to St. John.  AB; Doubleday, 1970.  2 vols.
Morris, Leon.  Commentary on the Gospel of John.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1970.
Ryle, J.C.  Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: John.  Banner of Truth, 1986.
Schnackenburg,  Rudolph.  The Gospel According to St. John.  Seabury, 1980.  2 vols.
Westcott, B. F.  The Gospel According to Saint John.  Eerdmans, 1950.

Acts
F.F. Bruce.  The Book of Acts.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1988.

Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn.  Authentic Christianity, Studies in the Book of Acts.  Crossway, 2000.  2 vols.
Marshall, I. Howard.  Acts.  TNTC; Eerdmans, 1980. 

Romans
Barrett, C.K.  The Epistle to the Romans.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1991.

Cranfield, C.E.B.  The Epistle to the Romans.  ICC; T & T Clark, 2004.  2 vols.
Dunn, James D.G.  Romans.  WBC; Word, 1988.  2 vols.
Lloyd-Jones,  D. Martyn.  Romans.  Zondervan, 1971-2002.  13 vols.
Murray, John. The Epistle to the Romans. NICNT; Eerdmans, 1968.
Wright, N. T.  Romans in New Interpreter’s Bible.  Abingdon, 2002

1 Corinthians
Barrett, C.K.  The First Epistle to the Corinthians.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1993.

Bruce, F.F.  First and Second Corinthians.  NCBC; Eerdmans, 1980.
Carson, D.A.  Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14.  Baker, 1987.
Fee, Gordon D.  The First Epistle to the Corinthians.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1987.
Robertson,  Archibald, and A. Plummer.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians.  ICC; T. & T. Clark, 1914.
Thistleton, Anthony C.  1 Corinthians.  NIGTC; Eerdmans, 2000.

2 Corinthians
Barrett, C.K.  The Second Epistle to the Corinthians.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1993.

Bruce, F.F.  First and Second Corinthians.  NCBC; Eerdmans, 1980.
Furnish, Victor Paul.  II Corinthians.  AB; Doubleday, 1984.
Hughes, Philip E.  Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1962.
Martin, Ralph.  2 Corinthians.  WBC; Word, 1985.
Plummer, Alfred. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians. ICC; T. & T. Clark, 1915.

Galatians
Betz, Hans Dieter.  Galatians.  Hermeneia; Augsburg-Fortress, 1979.

Bruce, F.F.  The Epistle to the Galatians.  NIGTC; Eerdmans, 1982.
Hays, Richard B.  Galatians in New Interpreter’s Bible.  Abingdon, 2000.
Lightfoot,  Joseph Barber.  The Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians.  Zondervan, 1966.
Longenecker,  Richard N.  Galatians.  WBC; Word, 1990.

Ephesians
Barth, Markus.  Ephesians.  AB; Doubleday, 1974.

Bruce, F. F.  The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1984.
Lincoln, Andrew T.  Ephesians.  WBC; Word, 1990.
Lloyd-Jones,  D. Martyn.  Expositions on Ephesians.  Baker, 1972-82.  8 vols.

Philippians
Hawthorne, Gerald F. and Ralph Martin.  Philippians.  WBC; Word, 1983.

Lightfoot,  John B.  Commentary on the Epistle of St. Paul Philippians.  Zondervan, 1953.
O’Brien, Peter T.  The Epistle to the Philippians.  NIGTC; Eerdmns, 1991.
Silva,  Moisés.  Philippians.  BECNT; Baker, 2005.
Vincent,  Marvin R.  A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles to the Philippians and to Philemon.  ICC; T. & T. Clark, 1897.

Colossians
Bruce, F. F.  The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1984.

O’Brien, Peter T.  Colossians-Philemon.  WBC; Word, 1982.
Wright, N.T.  The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and Philemon.  TNTC; InterVarsity, 2007.

1 & 2 Thessalonians
Best, Ernest.  The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1993.

Bruce, F.F.  1 and 2 Thessalonians.  WBC; Word, 1982.
Marshall, I. Howard.  1 and 2 Thessalonians.  NCBC; Eerdmans, 1982.
Wanamaker, Charles.  The Epistles to the Thessalonians.  NIGNT; Eerdmans, 1990.

The Pastoral Epistles
Fee, Gordon D.  1 and 2 Timothy, Titus.  NIBC; Hendrickson, 1995.

Guthrie, Donald.  The Pastoral Epistles.  TNTC; Eerdmans, 1990.
Kelly, J.N.D.  The Pastoral Epistles.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1993.
Kent, Homer A.  The Pastoral Epistles.  Moody, 1982.

Philemon
See “Colossians”

Hebrews
Bruce, F.F.  Hebrews.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1964

Hagner, Donald.  Hebrews.  NIBC; Hendrickson, 1990.
Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe.  A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews.  Eerdmans, 1977.
Kent, Homer A.  The Epistle to the Hebrews.  Baker, 1972.
Lane, William L.  Hebrews.  WBC; Word, 1991.
Westcott, Brooke Foss.  The Epistle to the Hebrews.  Eerdmans, 1970.

James
Adamson, James B.  The Epistle of James.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1976.

Davids, Peter.  The Epistle of James.  NIGTC; Eerdmans, 1982.
Laws, Sophie.  The Epistle of James.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1993.
Hiebert, D. Edmond.  The Epistle of James, Tests of a Living Faith.  Moody, 1979.
Martin, Ralph P.  James.  WBC; Word, 1988.
Moo, Douglas J.  The Letter of James.  Eerdmans, 2000.

1 Peter
Davids, Peter H.  The First Epistle of Peter.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1990.

Kelly, J.N.D.  The Epistles of Peter and Jude.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1969.
Michaels, J. Ramsey.  1 Peter.  WBC; Word, 1988.
Selwyn, Edward Gordon.  The First Epistle of St. Peter.  Baker, 1981.

2 Peter
Bauckham, Richard J.  2 Peter.  WBC; Word, 1983.

Green, E.M.B.  2 Peter and Jude.  TNTC;  InterVarsity, 1987.
Kelly, J.N.D.  The Epistles of Peter and Jude.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1969.
Mayor, James B.  The Epistle of St. Jude and the Second Epistle of St. Peter.  Macmillian, 1907.

Jude
See “2 Peter”

1, 2, & 3 John
Brown, Raymond E.  The Epistles of John.  AB; Doubleday, 1982.
Marshall, I. Howard.  The Epistles of John.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1994.
Smalley, Stephen S.  1, 2, 3 John.  WBC; Word, 2007.

Revelation
Beale, G.K.  The Book of Revelation.  NIGTC; Eerdmans, 1998.
Caird, G.B.  The Revelation of St. John.  BNTC; Hendrickson, 1993.
Charles, R. H.  The Revelation of St. John.  ICC; T. & T. Clark, 1920.  2 vols.

Mounce, Robert H.  The Book of Revelation.  NICNT; Eerdmans, 1997.
Swete, Henry B.  Commentary on Revelation.  Kregel, 1978.


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