Commentary Ratings

Rating (stars out of 5)

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Usability Level

G = Suitable for the general reader

M = For ministers

S = For scholars

Some Examples of Commentary Reviews

W. Hall Harris III, Commentary on the Gospel of John. online only, 2001. “This is a recent online commentary from a conservative perspective, but without any suggestions for application. Harris presents the views of a variety of scholars and makes his own choices. He is strong on connections with other parts of the Bible. The Greek font may not show well on every device.” S (unusually for an online commentary) Rated 4 out of 5Dr Pieter Lalleman [More about commentary reviews]

Alvah Hovey, Commentary on the Gospel of John. An American Commentary on the New Testament. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1885. pp.423. “Hovey’s is a learned commentary, yet not as good as some others. It is not always easy to read and there is little application.” G Rated 2 out of 5Dr Pieter Lalleman [More about commentary reviews]

Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown. A Commentary Critical, Practical and Explanatory, on the Old and New Testaments. New Testament Volume I: Matthew – Corinthians. Chicago & New York: F.H. Revell, 1880. pp.351-472. “A short commentary which does not have enough space to go into detail. It does not live up to the expectation created by the word ‘practical’ in the title.” G Rated 2 out of 5Dr Pieter Lalleman [More about commentary reviews]

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