- I tend to group commentaries according to its canonical book order - but I do run into some problems. For example, most NT commentaries do not have a single volume on Colossians, but they include Philemon. I'd just place them in my collection on Colossians Another problem is what does one do with multi-volume commentaries? For example, there are 5 volumes in the Expositor's Bible Commentary series. In this case, it does not really fit into the commentaries based on individual books. So I decided to put them together in a series.
- This is followed by my collection of the Hebrew Bible - I don't have much problem with this as my collection for this "forgotten" testament is somehow limited...
I group the NT studies into several categories:
- Greek Grammars
- Textual Issues
- Hermeneutics/Biblical Interpretation
- Introduction to the NT
- NT Background
- Biblical Theology
- Jesus Studies
- Pauline Studies
- Thematic Studies that do not seem to fall into any of the categories above, such as the Use of OT in the NT; Mission in the NT; Ethics, etc.
Well, as you can see, what I do for my collection is rather arbitrary.
If you have other ideas, do let me know!