Bible commentaries provide exegetes with linguistic, theological, and interpretive background material as they examine the biblical text. However, the plethora of available commentaries creates a new question for interpreters of all experience levels—which?
Scope of this list
This LibGuide emphasizes technical, conservative commentaries for the books of the Bible. Many of the commentaries listed here refer directly to the Greek or Hebrew text.
Of course, appearance in our list should not be misunderstood as a blanket endorsement of all the statements of the authors, nor should this list be considered as comprehensive in any way.
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