Tag Archives: HarperCollins

NIV Application Commentary Sale (Kindle)

NIVAC NIV Application commentaries kindle ebook sale

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: I receive a percentage of revenue if you buy from Amazon on my blog at no cost to you.

The NIV Application Commentary is geared towards pastors, teachers, and laypeople who generally aren’t familiar with the biblical languages. Each chapter in each volume has three sections: 

  • Original Meaning: This looks at the structure and content of the text. It answers the question, “What am I reading?”
  • Bridging Contexts: This connects our world with the world of the Bible, looking at “both the timely and timeless aspects of the text.”
  • Contemporary Significance: This applies those timely and timeless aspects to our world today. Israel and their leaders are often condemned for their idolatry, disregard for the vulnerable, lack of love for one another, etc. And the commentary shows how those issues remain today. 

While I’m not a personal fan of having commentaries on Kindle (I prefer physical and Logos copies), these are a great to have on Kindle too if that’s what you prefer. There are plenty of good commentaries, though I’ve not read many of them. I own some of the ones below, but I’ve either heard good things about them, or I know the author is very good. This isn’t to say everyone is always correct (see my comments on Hafemann’s 2 Corinthians volume below). 

Some top choices (there are a lot)

Deuteronomy – Daniel Block

  • This is one of the best. Block is terrific in anything he writes.

1 and 2 Samuel – Bill Arnold

Psalms 1-72 – Gerald Wilson

Psalms 73-150 – Dennis Tucker & Jamie Grant

Esther – Karen Jobes

1 and 2 Chronicles – Andrew Hill

Isaiah – John Oswalt

  • Oswalt wrote a massive, excellent volume on Zechariah in the NICNT series. Having his easier-to-digest is terrific.

Ezekiel – Iain Duguid

Daniel – Tremper Longman III

Joel, Obadiah, Malachi – David Baker

Haggai, Zechariah – Mark Boda

  • Boda wrote a massive, excellent volume on Zechariah in the NICNT series. This volume draws more comparisons to Christ and the New Testament.

Mark – David Garland

  • Buy anything David Garland writes. He is clear, thoughtful, and helpful verbose.

Luke – Darrell Bock

  • Bock has written a massive two-volume commentary on Luke in the BECNT series. To have his commentary distilled into an easier-to-read format is a beyond helpful.

Romans – Doug Moo

  • Moo has written one of the best commentaries on Romans in the NICNT series. To have his commentary distilled into an easier-to-read format is a godsend.

1 Corinthians – Craig Blomberg

2 Corinthians – Scott Hafemann

  • Don’t follow him on his interpretation of 2 Corinthians 3 or of who the “superapostles” are.
  • That being said, his commentary is still very helpful. It was my primary text the first time I taught 2 Corinthians. 

Philippians – Frank Thielman

Colossians and Philemon – David Garland

  • Buy anything David Garland writes. He is clear, thoughtful, and helpful verbose.

Hebrews – George Guthrie

2 Peter and Jude – Doug Moo

  • Moo and Schreiner (in the NAC series) are said to have written some of the best commentaries on these books.

Revelation – Craig Keener

  • Keener is extremely knowledgeable of Greco-Roman writings and culture. Here is his article on how to read Revelation.

Zondervan is selling the NIVAC commentaries
for only $5 on Amazon right now

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: I receive a percentage of revenue if you buy from Amazon on my blog at no cost to you.

2 Comments

Filed under Resources