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NICOT/NICNT and Its Remarkable Legacy: Like a Fine Wine

“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.

NICOT/NICNT is like them.

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
  • Themelios
  • 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.

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Matthew Boffey

Matthew Boffey (MDiv, Trinity International University) is the pastor of worship at Christ Church Bellingham. He is also editor-in-chief of Ministry Team magazine, has edited several books, and has written for several blogs and publications, including Relevant online, the Logos blog, and the Faithlife blog.

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