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International Critical Commentary New Testament (32 vols.)
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Overview

The International Critical Commentary, published by T&T Clark International, has long held a special place among works on the Bible. It brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological, with a comprehensiveness and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. This large collection includes each New Testament commentary found in the International Critical Commentary series.

The ICC series has also been rather difficult to purchase in its entirety, due in part to the cost of the print volumes, numerous revisions of various volumes, and the fact that most retailers do not offer the entire set as one purchase. The Logos edition contains the most recent edition of each title and provides an easy way to own every volume of this often-cited commentary set.

If you were to purchase all 32 volumes in print at suggested retail price, the cost would approach $1,600.00. The Logos edition provides a substantial discount and presents the content in a more flexible medium than print!

This series is under the editorship of Professor J. A. Emerton of Cambridge, Professor C. E. B. Cranfield of Durham and Professor G. N. Stanton of Cambridge.

Note: Many of the titles in this series have gone through a number of revisions. See the bibliography for a list of editions included in the Logos ICC product.

Individual Titles

St. Matthew

  • Author: W. C. Allen
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 350

St. Matthew offers astute exegesis on the first Gospel—a landmark New Testament commentary.

Willoughby C. Allen (1867–1953) was lecturer in theology and Hebrew at Exeter College and archdeacon of Manchester.

Matthew 1–7

  • Authors: Dale C. Allison, W. D. Davies
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 731

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Comprehensive and meticulous, this volume is an excellent guidebook to the first New Testament Gospel.

The most thorough commentary on the Greek text of Matthew . . .

Jon Weatherly, professor of New Testament, Cincinnati Christian University

W. D. Davies was fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and professor emeritus of Christian origins, Duke University.

Dale C. Allison was research scholar at the Saint Paul School of Theology.

Matthew 8–18

  • Authors: Dale C. Allison, W. D. Davies
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 807

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Comprehensive and meticulous, this volume is an excellent guidebook to the first New Testament Gospel.

The most thorough commentary on the Greek text of Matthew . . .

Jon Weatherly, professor of New Testament, Cincinnati Christian University

W. D. Davies was fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and professor emeritus of Christian origins, Duke University.

Dale C. Allison was research scholar at the Saint Paul School of Theology.

Matthew 19–28

  • Authors: Dale C. Allison, W. D. Davies
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 789

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Comprehensive and meticulous, this volume is an excellent guidebook to the first New Testament Gospel.

The most thorough commentary on the Greek text of Matthew . . .

Jon Weatherly, professor of New Testament, Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary

W. D. Davies was fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and professor emeritus of Christian origins, Duke University.

Dale C. Allison was research scholar at the Saint Paul School of Theology.

St. Mark

  • Author: E. P. Gould
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 317

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E. P. Gould’s powerful treatise on the Gospel of Mark is heavily influenced by linguistic studies and historical context, and provides a stellar example of New Testament biblical scholarship. This volume is an essential part of the library of any pastor, teacher, or professor of the Bible.

The whole make-up is that of a thoroughly helpful, instructive critical study of the Word, surpassing anything of the kind ever attempted in the English language, and to students and clergymen knowing the proper use of a commentary it will prove an invaluable aid.

The Lutheran Quarterly

Dr. Gould’s commentary on Mark is a large success . . . and a credit to American scholarship. . . . He has undoubtedly given us a commentary on Mark which surpasses all others, a thing we have reason to expect will be true in the case of every volume of the series to which it belongs.

The Biblical World

E. P. Gould was professor of the New Testament literature and language, Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.

St. Luke

  • Author: A. A. Plummer
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 592

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A. A. Plummer’s commentary on the Gospel of Luke sets itself apart from other commentaries of its time because of the illustrations it takes from Jewish writings, the abundance of references to the Septuagint and other books of the New Testament, and the use of frequent use of quotations from the Latin versions.

It is distinguished throughout by learning, sobriety of judgment, and sound exegesis. It is a weighty contribution to the interpretation of the third Gospel, and will take an honorable place in the series of which it forms a part.

—D. D. Salmond, Critical Review

We are pleased with the thoroughness and scientific accuracy of the interpretations. . . . It seems to us that the prevailing characteristic of the book is common sense, fortified by learning and piety.

The Herald and Presbyter

It is a valuable and welcome addition to our somewhat scanty stock of first-class commentaries on the third Gospel. By its scholarly thoroughness it well sustains the reputation which the International Series has already won.

J. H. Thayer, professor of sacred literature, Andover Theological Seminary

Alfred A. Plummer was master of University College, Durham, and formerly fellow and senior tutor of Trinity College, Oxford. Plummer was also a contributor to The Expositor’s Bible Commentary set.

John 1–4

  • Author: John McHugh
  • Series: International Critical Commentary
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 368

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For over 100 years the International Critical Commentary has had a special place amongst works on the Bible. This new volume on John brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary and theological—to enable the scholar to have a complete knowledge and understanding of this New Testament book. John McHugh incorporates new evidence available in the field and applies new methods of studies. No uniform theological or critical approach to the text is taken.

McHugh is very attentive to grammatical issues, as to be expected of the ICC. His discussion of text-critical matters is also impressive. In terms of the history of interpretation, he surveys broadly on any interpretive crux, and includes pre-critical perspectives. Perhaps most impressive is his theological engagement with the text, no doubt influenced by the ministerial work he undertook in his retirement . . . will serve as a handy resource for research on John’s Gospel.

Theological Book Review

John McHugh was dean of the theology faculty at the University of Durham, UK from 1980 to 1982, and in 1984 was appointed to the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

St. John 1–7 vol. 1

  • Author: J. H. Bernard
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1928
  • Pages: 740

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Edited by A. H. McNeile, J. H. Bernard’s work on the Gospel of John is timeless. This volume, brimming with wisdom, biblical knowledge, and profound insight, is an integral part of the International Critical Commentary series.

These separate works have been combined into a single two-volume resource for added convenience and ease of study.

J. H. Bernard was a prolific scholar in many fields, including church history, theology, and philosophy. He was also provost of Trinity College, Dublin.

St. John 8–21, vol. 2

  • Author: J. H. Bernard
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1928
  • Pages: 740

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Edited by A. H. McNeile, J. H. Bernard’s work on the Gospel of John is timeless. This volume, brimming with wisdom, biblical knowledge, and profound insight, is an integral part of the International Critical Commentary series.

These separate works have been combined into a single two-volume resource for added convenience and ease of study.

J. H. Bernard was a prolific scholar in many fields, including church history, theology, and philosophy. He was also provost of Trinity College, Dublin.

Acts: Volume 1

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 692

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Acts is one of the most theologically-rich New Testament books. Charting Paul’s missionary journeys, as well as the beginnings of the early church, C. K. Barrett’s commentary provides solid biblical truth for today.

The commentary proper, which is on the Greek text, engages with a wide range of scholarship; readers will find much to argue with and—hesitantly—dissent from, but they will certainly find themselves indebted to its richness and clarity. This is essentially a work for the scholar’s library, and institutions serious about New Testament study will ensure that they have it on their shelves.

—Peter Doble, Theological Book Review

The discussion of textual variants is careful and detailed. Again and again, Barrett provides valuable insights on the grammar and syntax of Luke’s Greek, and students who read Acts in intermediate or advanced Greek classes will have frequent occasion to bless the author for his help.

Anvil

C. K. Barrett was professor emeritus of divinity in Durham University.

Acts: Volume 2

  • Author: C. K. Barrett
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 1,272

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Acts is one of the most theologically rich New Testament books. Charting Paul’s missionary journeys, as well as the beginnings of the early church, C. K. Barrett’s commentary provides solid biblical truth for today.

A number of commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles have recently been published, especially in the US; this one ranks among the best given the wealth of information it provides.

Nouvelle Revue Theologique

With this second volume, eminent British biblical scholar C. K. Barrett completes his contribution to the prestigious ICC series. As with the first volume published in 1994, Barrett’s commentary on the Greek texts of Acts is thorough and lucid, addressing the literary, historical and theological dimensions of the text. This two-volume work will remain a classic source on Acts for serious students of the New Testament.

Donald Senior, The Bible Today

The commentary proper, which is on the Greek text, engages with a wide range of scholarship; readers will find much to argue with and—hesitantly—dissent from, but they will certainly find themselves indebted to its richness and clarity. This is essentially a work for the scholar’s library, and institutions serious about New Testament study will ensure that they have it on their shelves.

—Peter Doble, Theological Book Review

The discussion of textual variants is careful and detailed. Again and again, Barrett provides valuable insights on the grammar and syntax of Luke’s Greek, and students who read Acts in intermediate or advanced Greek classes will have frequent occasion to bless the author for his help.

Anvil

C. K. Barrett was professor emeritus of divinity in Durham University.

Romans

  • Authors: A. C. Headlam, W. W. Sanday
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 450

Two well-respected theologians, A. C. Headlam and W. W. Sanday, bring lucid commentary on Romans to the International Critical Commentary series. This focused commentary brought forth by collaborative effort, gives a remarkable guidebook to the tenets found within Paul’s letter to the Romans.

We do not hesitate to commend this as the best commentary on Romans yet written in English. It will do much to popularize this admirable and much needed series, by showing that it is possible to be critical and scholarly and at the same time devout and spiritual, and intelligible to plain Bible readers.

The Church Standard

A commentary with a very distinct character and purpose of its own, which brings to students and ministers an aid which they cannot obtain elsewhere. . . . There is probably no other commentary in which criticism has been employed so successfully and impartially to bring out the author’s thought.

NY Independent

We have nothing but heartiest praise for the weightier matters of the commentary. It is not only critical, but exegetical, expository, doctrinal, practical, and eminently spiritual. The positive conclusions of the books are very numerous and are stoutly, gloriously evangelical. . . . The commentary does not fail to speak with the utmost reverence of the whole word of God.

The Congregationalist

A. C. Headlam was principal of King’s College, London.

W. W. Sanday was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity and Canon of Christ Church at the University of Oxford.

Romans: Volume 1

  • Author: C. E. B. Cranfield
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 444

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Renowned New Testament scholar C. E. B. Cranfield brings his expertise on the book of Romans to the International Critical Commentary series. The culmination of many years of research, his words give us an immensely practical and salient study on the Apostle Paul’s words to the people of Rome.

C. E. B. Cranfield is one of the best-known New Testament scholars in the world. Professor emeritus of theology at the University of Durham in England, he served as an army chaplain in World War II, as a pastor to prisoners of war, and as a minister before teaching theology for 30 years (1950–1980). He is the author of many collections of essays and sermons: The Apostles’ Creed: A Faith to Live By, and well-received commentaries on Mark, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, and Romans. Besides his two volumes on Romans included in the ICC series, he also authored On Romans and Other New Testament Essays.

Romans: Volume 2

  • Author: C. E. B. Cranfield
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 870

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Renowned New Testament scholar C. E. B. Cranfield brings his expertise on the book of Romans to the International Critical Commentary series. The culmination of many years of research, his words give us an immensely practical and salient study on the Apostle Paul’s words to the people of Rome.

C. E. B. Cranfield is one of the best-known New Testament scholars in the world. Professor emeritus of theology at the University of Durham in England, he served as an army chaplain in World War II, as a pastor to prisoners of war, and as a minister before teaching theology for 30 years (1950–1980). He is the author of many collections of essays and sermons: The Apostles’ Creed: A Faith to Live By, and well-received commentaries on Mark, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, and Romans. Besides his two volumes on Romans included in the ICC series, he also authored On Romans and Other New Testament Essays.

1 Corinthians

  • Authors: Alfred A. Plummer, Archibald Robertson
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 424

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Alfred. A. Plummer and Archibald Robertson, two highly important contributors to New Testament scholarship, contextualize Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in this volume with superb knowledge and research, combined with original language studies and historical facts.

Archibald Robertson (1853–1931) was bishop of Exeter as well as principal of Kings College, London. He was educated at Bradfield and Trinity College in Oxford, earning his degree in classics. He served as principal of Kings College from 1897 to 1903, and was bishop of Exeter from 1903 to 1916.

Alfred A. Plummer was master of University College, Durham, and formerly fellow and senior tutor of Trinity College, Oxford. Plummer was also a contributor to The Expositor’s Bible Commentary set.

2 Corinthians

  • Author: A. A. Plummer
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 404

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Alfred. A. Plummer, an important contributor to New Testament scholarship in the early part of the twentieth century, offers a superb exegesis and linguistic analysis of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in this volume on Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians.

Alfred A. Plummer was master of University College, Durham, and formerly fellow and senior tutor of Trinity College, Oxford. Plummer was also a contributor to The Expositor’s Bible Commentary set.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians 1–7

  • Author: Margaret E. Thrall
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 978

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Margaret E. Thrall provides an exegetical verse-by-verse exposition and addresses all historical, linguistic, and theological issues. The two volumes of this commentary now form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on 2 Corinthians.

It is difficult to praise Margaret E. Thrall’s commentary on 2 Corinthians too highly. In my notice of the first volume I called attention to Dr. Thrall’s immense scholarship, clarity of mind, and lucid writing. These qualities continue through Volume II . . . Here is everything that could be wished for in a commentary . . . Throughout, the text is carefully analysed, the views of a wide range of scholars are set out and judicious decisions between them made—all with a beautiful clarity. Even when the reader disagrees with Dr. Thrall’s conclusions, he or she will have had their understanding enlarged and be given a deeper insight into the epistle. Reading this commentary one wonders why anyone should be satisfied with anything less elegant.

The Bulletin for the Institute for Reformed Theology

The high standard of meticulously detailed exegesis displayed in the first volume of Dr. Thrall’s magisterial commentary is continued in its sequel . . . In all respects, this volume and its predecessor surely deserve to be regarded as one of the most impressive contributions to this fine series . . . Historians and theologians alike will find this commentary an indispensable resource for the interpretation both of key passages and of others that might at first sight look innocent of historical or doctrinal significance.

Journal of Theological Studies

Students and scholars with good Greek skills who are working on 2 Corinthians must engage with this commentary.

Foundations

Margaret Thrall . . . is the perfect guide to assist the reader through this difficult text. . . . After a lifetime of work on Paul, she commands an awesome familiarity with every aspect of II Corinthians and the forest of literature upon it. The ICC commentaries are renowned for their thoroughness in exegetical detail, and Thrall provides translation, textual notes, linguistic analysis and historical discussion in full . . . Thus this is an ideal commentary for those engaged in serious, detailed engagement with the (Greek) text.

Anvil

She has completed the first of two volumes of what will become a standard work of detailed exegesis on the Greek text of 2 Corinthians and a model of thorough interaction with current scholarship.

Scottish Journal of Theology

Few of the canonical books makes such exacting demands on the commentator as 2 Corinthians. Anyone attempting to reconstruct from oblique and allusive references what had actually happened in Corinth faces unusually baffling problems, for the most part excluding all solutions save those with their degree of probability carefully quantified (as is conscientiously done by Thrall). The same is true of the cruces which stud almost every chapter. No wonder that the vast literature on this epistle is particularly taxing to interact with. All the more credit, then, to Thrall for her achievement in giving us so much, in the space available, about a document which has recently been attracting even more attention that before. Dr. Thrall manages to combine remarkable conciseness with almost unfailing clarity.

—C. J. A. Hickling, Journal of Theological Studies

A fine accomplishment and an important addition to the commentaries on 2 Corinthians.

—E. Earle Ellis, Southwestern Journal of Theology

This is a magnificently substantial volume, the rich fruit of a super-abounding labour. This large and generous and patient work does not belong on a large shelf, but on the large desk of any who is willing to engage, no holds barred, with the mind and/or imagination of the apostle. Everyone awaits with eager expectation the next enthralling installment.

Douglas A. Templeton, Epworth Review

Margaret E. Thrall was reader in biblical studies at the University of Wales, Bangor, where she had a long and distinguished career, from 1962 to 1996. She was an associate editor of New Testament Studies, and an editor of the Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series. She was a member of the Church in Wales Doctrine Commission between 1983 and 1992, and honorary canon and canon theologian of Bangor Cathedral.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians 8–13

  • Author: Margaret E. Thrall
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 978

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Margaret E. Thrall provides an exegetical verse-by-verse exposition and addresses all historical, linguistic, and theological issues. The two volumes of this commentary now form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on 2 Corinthians.

It is difficult to praise Margaret E. Thrall’s commentary on 2 Corinthians too highly. In my notice of the first volume I called attention to Dr. Thrall’s immense scholarship, clarity of mind, and lucid writing. These qualities continue through Volume II . . . Here is everything that could be wished for in a commentary . . . Throughout, the text is carefully analysed, the views of a wide range of scholars are set out and judicious decisions between them made—all with a beautiful clarity. Even when the reader disagrees with Dr. Thrall’s conclusions, he or she will have had their understanding enlarged and be given a deeper insight into the epistle. Reading this commentary one wonders why anyone should be satisfied with anything less elegant.

The Bulletin for the Institute for Reformed Theology

The high standard of meticulously detailed exegesis displayed in the first volume of Dr. Thrall’s magisterial commentary is continued in its sequel . . . In all respects, this volume and its predecessor surely deserve to be regarded as one of the most impressive contributions to this fine series . . . Historians and theologians alike will find this commentary an indispensable resource for the interpretation both of key passages and of others that might at first sight look innocent of historical or doctrinal significance.

Journal of Theological Studies

Students and scholars with good Greek skills who are working on 2 Corinthians must engage with this commentary.

Foundations

Margaret Thrall . . . is the perfect guide to assist the reader through this difficult text. . . . After a lifetime of work on Paul, she commands an awesome familiarity with every aspect of II Corinthians and the forest of literature upon it. The ICC commentaries are renowned for their thoroughness in exegetical detail, and Thrall provides translation, textual notes, linguistic analysis and historical discussion in full . . . Thus this is an ideal commentary for those engaged in serious, detailed engagement with the (Greek) text.

Anvil

She has completed the first of two volumes of what will become a standard work of detailed exegesis on the Greek text of 2 Corinthians and a model of thorough interaction with current scholarship.

Scottish Journal of Theology

Few of the canonical books makes such exacting demands on the commentator as 2 Corinthians. Anyone attempting to reconstruct from oblique and allusive references what had actually happened in Corinth faces unusually baffling problems, for the most part excluding all solutions save those with their degree of probability carefully quantified (as is conscientiously done by Thrall). The same is true of the cruces which stud almost every chapter. No wonder that the vast literature on this epistle is particularly taxing to interact with. All the more credit, then, to Thrall for her achievement in giving us so much, in the space available, about a document which has recently been attracting even more attention that before. Dr. Thrall manages to combine remarkable conciseness with almost unfailing clarity.

—C. J. A. Hickling, Journal of Theological Studies

A fine accomplishment and an important addition to the commentaries on 2 Corinthians.

—E. Earle Ellis, Southwestern Journal of Theology

This is a magnificently substantial volume, the rich fruit of a super-abounding labour. This large and generous and patient work does not belong on a large shelf, but on the large desk of any who is willing to engage, no holds barred, with the mind and/or imagination of the apostle. Everyone awaits with eager expectation the next enthralling installment.

Douglas A. Templeton, Epworth Review

Margaret E. Thrall was reader in biblical studies at the University of Wales, Bangor, where she had a long and distinguished career, from 1962 to 1996. She was an associate editor of New Testament Studies, and an editor of the Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series. She was a member of the Church in Wales Doctrine Commission between 1983 and 1992, and honorary canon and canon theologian of Bangor Cathedral.

Galatians

  • Author: E. de Witt Burton
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 539

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When in 1896 I began work upon the epistle to the Galatians with definite reference to the preparation of this commentary, it was with a clear conviction that if I was to make any appreciable contribution to the understanding of the epistle, it would be by confining myself to a few of the several lines of study which an interpreter might properly and profitably undertake. I decided not to attempt an exhaustive study of the history of the interpretation of the epistle, or of the rabbinic writings and method of exegesis. Convinced that, despite all that had been done in the study of the vocabulary of the New Testament, much remained still to be done, and strongly inclined to expect that such study would aid materially in the recovery of the primary elements of the thought of the apostle Paul, persuaded also that such lexicographical work would prepare the way for a clearer perception of the course of thought of the epistle, I determined, while not wholly neglecting other lines of study, to give my chief attention, first, to a fresh historical study of the vocabulary of the letter, and then to an endeavour to trace its course of thought with exactness and to state it with clearness.

—From the preface

Ernest De Witt Burton graduated from Denison University in 1876, then from Rochester Theological Seminary in 1882. His studies also carried him to Germany at Leipzig and Berlin. Burton taught at the seminaries in Rochester and Newton (1882–1892), before becoming head of the department of New Testament literature and interpretation at the University of Chicago—where he was president from 1923–1925. He also authored, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek.

Ephesians

  • Author: Ernest Best
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 685

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This volume prides itself in its linguistic precision, exegetical breadth, and penetrating theological observation on the epistle of Ephesians.

If you are looking for a thorough commentary on the Greek text of Ephesians, then this will not let you down.

—Doug Chaplin, Reviews in the Religion and Theology

Let us say it at once: this is now the premier English commentary on Ephesians in print.

Edgar Krentz, Currents in Theology and Mission

Professor Best’s commentary with its wealth of detailed exegetical discussion is one of the most useful for those concerned with serious study of Ephesians and all who wish to discuss the value of Ephesians’ contribution to thinking about the nature and role of the church.

Andrew T. Lincoln, Journal of Theological Studies

No one working on any aspect of Ephesians will be able to ignore this magisterial commentary by Best. It is a worthy and welcome contribution to biblical scholarship and one that will easily pass the test of time.

—Eugene Hensell, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

While the commentary is very much a tool for scholars, it is accessible to preachers [who] will find that there are few problems raised by the text which have not been perceived by Best and on which he offers helpful comment.

I. Howard Marshall, Epworth Review

he breadth and depth of the discussion make it required reading for those who want critically to engage with the text and thought world of Ephesians.

—Philip H. Kern, Reformed Theological Review

Ernest Best was professor emeritus at the University of Glasgow and is the author of From Text to Sermon.

Ephesians and Colossians

  • Author: T. K. Abbott
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 315

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T. K. Abbott devoted his life to the study of biblical Greek and Hebrew, and this background prepared him for the task of writing the International Critical Commentary on Ephesians and Colossians—a trove of theological wisdom.

The exegesis based so solidly on the rock foundation of philology is argumentatively and convincingly strong. A spiritual and evangelical tenor pervades the interpretation from first to last. . . . These elements, together with the author’s full-orbed vision of the truth, with his discriminative judgment and his felicity of expression, make this the peer of any commentary on these important letters.

The Standard

An exceedingly careful and painstaking piece of work. The introductory discussions of questions bearing on the authenticity and integrity (of the epistles) are clear and candid, and the exposition of the text displays a fine scholarship and insight.

Northwestern Christian Advocate

Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (1929–1913) was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he would later teach for 30 years. There, he was both senior fellow and professor of biblical Greek and Hebrew. Abbott wrote many books on religious and scientific matters.

Colossians and Philemon

  • Author: Robert McL. Wilson
  • Series: International Critical Commentary
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 512

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Christians throughout the centuries have marveled at the spiritual treasures in the apostle Paul’s letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. Grand themes of the supremacy of Christ, the superiority of the gospel over false belief systems, the joy of setting one’s focus on things above, and the love-bonds between all followers of the savior continue to inspire Christians today. This classic commentary will encourage and equip all who desire a deeper walk with God and a growing faith in him.

This volume takes its place as a worthy replacement in the venerable International Critical Commentary series. Here is critical but reverent scholarship at its best, distilling many years of research and reflection. In a day when the length of critical commentaries is expanding exponentially, Wilson serves up a concise, erudite treatment, a model of lucid scholarship. For pastors who can work with their Greek New Testament and for teachers in colleges, universities and seminaries, this commentary will prove to be a goldmine of information. The proofreading for this highly technical volume is first rate.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

A technical but readable analysis of Colossians and Philemon with due attention given to the text, background, and arguments of these letters. The author gives good overviews of scholarship and excavates the text with learned precision. Wilson is well-qualified to write a commentary on Colossians given his 40 years of expertise . . . in sum a technical but eminently readable commentary.

Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

To his great credit, Wilson keeps this aim in sight throughout his careful and detailed study. As a result, the commentary proves a valuable source-book of data on a variety of topics: lexical, conceptual, social, theological, and occasionally pastoral . . . It is rich in word studies based on the text and other New Testament sources . . . In all, this is a valuable contribution to the library of scholarly works on the two letters. Building on the work of Lightfoot, Lohse, and Dunn, it takes its place as a welcome addition to the ICC revision.

Ralph P. Martin, emeritus distinguished scholar in residence, Fuller Theological Seminary

Breaks fresh ground . . . Wilson has written a commentary that provides a sober analysis of the text and the critical issues that surround it.

Expository Times

Robert McL. Wilson was emeritus professor of biblical studies at the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom.

Philippians and Philemon

  • Author: M. R. Vincent
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 201

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Although two of the New Testament’s shortest books, Philippians and Philemon are packed full of theologically important information. This powerful commentary by Marvin R. Vincent contains critical exegesis and fresh insight that is essential for today’s biblical scholar.

Of the merits of the work it is enough to say that it is worthy of its place in the noble undertaking to which it belongs. It is full of just such information as the Bible student, lay or clerical, needs; and while giving an abundance of the truths of erudition to aid the critical student of the text, it abounds also in that more popular information which enables the attentive reader almost to put himself in St. Paul’s place, to see with the eyes and feel with the heart of the apostle to the gentiles.

Boston Advertiser

Throughout the work scholarly research is evident. It commends itself by its clear elucidation, its keen exegesis which marks the word study on every page, its compactness of statement and its simplicity of arrangement.

Lutheran World

Marvin R. Vincent was Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary in New York. One of his most notable works is his Word Studies in the New Testament, which has been treasured by generations of pastors and laypeople.

Thessalonians

  • Author: J. E. Frame
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 326

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Looking at the epistle to the Thessalonians under a microscopic lens, James E. Frame offers an interesting and provocative compendium.

James E. Frame was professor of biblical theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Pastoral Epistles

  • Author: W. W. Lock
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 163

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This volume on the Pastoral Epistles demonstrates superb scholasticism and provides spirited commentary from biblical scholar Walter Lock.

Walter Lock was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church.

Pastoral Epistles

  • Author: I. Howard Marshall
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 163

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I have tried to present the message of the letters as they are ostensibly meant to be understood, as letters from Paul to Timothy and Titus, but I am well aware that right from the beginning of their ‘canonical’ history the letters were intended to be read for their relevance to the church and its leaders, and it is therefore also on that level that they are interpreted. I am conscious that only to a very limited extent has the commentary attempted to ask questions about the history of exposition or about the significance of the letters for the modern reader, but I hope that the exegesis has been done in such a way that expositors will find it a helpful basis for application. A recent commentator on another epistle has stated that ‘commentaries should be a resource for worship rather than a self-indulgent exploration of the biblical text.’ Like him I write from a self-consciously Christian set of presuppositions, and it is my hope that this commentary will help readers to appropriate the message of this particular part of Holy Scripture.

—From the Preface

I. Howard Marshall is professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis and honorary research professor at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Formerly, he was chair of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, president of the British New Testament Society, and chair of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians. He holds a DD, from Asbury, a MA, BD, and PhD, from the University of Aberdeen, and a BA from Cambridge.

Hebrews

  • Author: J. J. Moffat
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 264

In this volume, professor James J. Moffatt delivers striking and provocative commentary on the New Testament book of Hebrews—a book that has at times been an enigma to the Church. Moffatt’s elucidation of this biblical text is an important addition to the International Critical Commentary series.

James J. Moffatt (1870–1944), was a graduate of Glasgow University. He first ministered before becoming professor of Greek and New Testament exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford in 1911. He returned to Glasgow in 1915 as professor of church history at the United Free Church College. From 1927–1939 he was Washburn Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Epistle of St. James

  • Author: J. H. Ropes
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 319

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The book of James confronts many hard truths about living a godly life. In Epistle of St. James, J. H. Ropes tackles these topics in a cogent and engaging style as he works his way verse-by-verse through the letter.

James H. Ropes was Hollis Professor of Divinity in Harvard University.

1 & 2 Peter, Jude

  • Author: C. C. Bigg
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 353

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Full of historical integrity and original language studies, this volume by C. C. Bigg is essential to the study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.

His commentary is very satisfactory indeed. His notes are particularly valuable. We know of no work on these epistles which is so full and satisfactory

The Living Church

Canon Bigg’s work is preeminently characterized by judicial open-mindedness and sympathetic insight into historical conditions. His realistic interpretation of the relations of the apostles and the circumstances of the early church renders the volume invaluable to students of these themes. The exegetical work in the volume rests on the broad basis of careful linguistic study, acquaintance with apocalyptic literature and the writings of the Fathers, a sane judgment, and good sense.

American Journal of Theology

Charles C. Bigg (1840–1908) was a schoolmaster and ecclesiastical historian.

The Johannine Epistles

  • Author: A. E. Brooke
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 242

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The Johannine Epistles is a concentrated study of these New Testament books. A highly significant resource, A. E. Brooke’s interpretation of these biblical texts is a staple for the library of any biblical scholar.

A. E. Brooke was former fellow, dean, and divinity lecturer, at King’s College.

Revelation: Volume 1

  • Author: R. H. Charles
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 373

Irish theologian R. H. Charles thoroughly dissects the eschatological nature of the book of Revelation in this two-volume commentary.

R. H. Charles was born in county Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He was educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin. In 1889 he devoted himself to biblical research and became the greatest authority of his time in matters of Jewish eschatology and apocrypha. He became canon at Westminster Abbey in 1913 and archdeacon there in 1919.

Revelation, Volume 2

  • Author: R. H. Charles
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 497

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Irish theologian R. H. Charles thoroughly dissects the eschatological nature of the book of Revelation in this two-volume commentary.

R. H. Charles was born in county Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He was educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin. In 1889 he devoted himself to biblical research and became the greatest authority of his time in matters of Jewish eschatology and apocrypha. He became canon at Westminster Abbey in 1913 and archdeacon there in 1919.

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  • Title: International Critical Commentary
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