Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Eerdmans Order - Part 2

In my previous post, I mentioned that I will list some recommended commentaries and books published by Eerdmans. In this post, I will highlight some commentaries I personally find them useful. Recently released books that I find engaging are also highlighted. It is obvious that I only pay attention to NT studies in my selection.

Please note that the list is arbitrary and not all good books would be listed. Some would not fully agree with my selection as well.


New International Greek Testament Commentary:
1. Matthew by John Nolland
2. Mark by R. T. France
3. 1 Corinthians by Anthony Thiselton
4. 2 Corinthians by Murray Harris
5. Philippians by Peter O'Brien
6. Revelation by G. K. Beale

New International Commentary on the NT:
1.Matthew by R. T. France
2. Romans by Douglas Moo
3. 1 Corinthians by Gordon Fee
4. 2 Corinthians by Paul Barnett
5. Philippians by Gordon Fee
6. Timothy and Titus by Philip Towner

Pillar NT Commentary
1. The Gospel according to Mark by James Edwards
2. The Gospel according to John by Don Carson
3. The Letter to the Ephesians by Peter O'Brien

The Two Horizons Commentary
1. Philippians by Stephen Fowl
2. Colossians & Philemon by Marianne Meye Thompson

Apart from the commentaries, here are some excellent recently released books I would recommend:

1.Paul: Missionary of Jesus by Paul Barnett
2. Build Upon the Rock: Studies in the Gospel of Matthew by Dan Gurtner & John Nolland, eds
3. Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus by Klyne Snodgrass
4. Jesus and the Eyewitness by Richard Bauckham
5. Imitating Jesus by Richard E. Burridge
6. In Other Words by Charles Cosgrove & W. Dow Edgerton
7. The New Perspective on Paul, rev ed. by James Dunn
8. Recovering Paul's Mother Tongue by Susan Eastman
9. The Use of the Septuagint in NT Research by Timothy McLay
10. Give God the Glory by Jerome Neyrey
11. The Messiah in the OT by Stanley Porter, ed.
12. The end of Memory by Miroslav Volf

OK - I have to end somewhere. Happy shopping....


K.Fever said...

This is nearly the same list I would compile if I were to do so! I would add Rediscovering Paul by Capes, Reeves, and Richards; Jewish Believers in Jesus by Skarsaune and Hvalvik; Pauline Christology by Fee; Imitating Jesus by Burridge.

I really appreciate your blog. It is nice to hear from a New Testament scholar who seems quite interested in the present-day church, AND from another part of the world. Thanks.

Kyle Fever

Perng Shyang said...

Thank for the list. I had handed in my order form, and I think I need to reduce one meal per day in the next 6 months! Haha!

Sze Zeng said...

Hi KY,

Thank you for the recommendation. I'm eye-ing the Pillar, the New International, and the Two Horizons commentary series.

I ought and will afford to get them when I'm on official full-time academic studies.

For now, I will have to find contentment with whatever BGST has in its library :)


Kar Yong said...

Hi Kyle,

Thanks for dropping by and your kind words.

It's just a bit unfortunate that we only carry books published by Eerdmans, and not those by Hendrickson. I enjoy reading Fee's Pauline Christology.

What are you researching on?

Kar Yong said...

Hi Perng Shyang,

If you have to reduce 1 mean, I have to reduce 2!!

Kar Yong said...

Hi Josh,

It's never too early to start your collection - I wished I had bought a few more books when I was working in the real estate industry - I could afford them then, but now, it's a different story! Unless there is someone out there willing to be my patron...haha

K.Fever said...


My apologies for not answering your question a while back. I am researching Paul's letter to the Romans--reading it in conversation with Diaspora Judaism's appropriation of Greek philosophy. I am focusing in the letter/Spirit antithesis in Rom 2:29 and 7:6. That is my dissertation topic, at least.
Otherwise I love reading around the NT--especially more neglected books--Petrine epistles, 1&2 Timothy (I am writing a Bible study/lay-person's commentary on 2 Timothy right now for church), James, and Jude.
We should keep in touch--I would love to learn a few things from someone who is actually teaching! Perhaps also we can correspond and share work, read papers/essays, or otherwise encourage each other in the field. I guess perhaps you may not need all this, since you have colleagues at your school! Anyway, thanks again for your blog and commitment to faithful NT scholarship for the church.


Kar Yong said...

Hi Kyle,
Great topic! I wish you all the best on your thesis.

Yes, please do keep in touch - i would be more than happy to share work and read some of the stuff you are working on. I can be reached at this email address: karyong at stm.edu.my