“If I could only own one full set of commentaries, the New International Commentary on the Old and New Testaments would be my choice. . . Like a fine wine, it has continued to improve with age.” — Randy McCracken, author and professor
Like BDAG, HALOT, and TDNT, certain resources get so much love that eventually they get an acronym.
Faithful, critical, reputable
Many of the NICOT/NICNT volumes are ranked first or second on bestcommentaries.com for a reason: they are faithfully critical.
They are faithful in that they regard Scripture as God’s divinely inspired Word.
They are critical in that they apply the methods of modern scholarship for a thorough, careful examination of Scripture.
And as such, they have drawn the praise of scholars and organizations like:
- D. A. Carson
- Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
- Thomas Schreiner
- Tremper Longman III
- Gordon J. Wenham
- David Dockery
- Bill T. Arnold
- Craig S. Keener
- Bruce M. Metzger
- Peter O’Brien
- Craig Blomberg
- F. F. Bruce
- Daniel Block
- John Goldingay
- Desiring God
- Journal of Biblical Literature
- Westminster Theological Journal
- Christianity Today
- Southwestern Journal of Theology
You will find NICOT/NICNT volumes in virtually every Bible school and seminary across the country, worn and tattered because they’re the books students reach for most. And long after seminary, they’ll remain your go-to commentary for exegesis—if they’re in your library, that is.
With contributions from over 46 contributors, including Gordon Fee, David deSilva, Scot McKnight, F. F. Bruce, and Bruce Waltke, the series boasts gifted scholars writing on their areas of expertise—all with a conviction that the words of Scripture are the words of God.