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The New American Commentary Series (42 vols.)

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Overview

Based on the NIV translation, and formatted for Logos Bible Software, The New American Commentary series brings the best of contemporary evangelical scholarship that honors the full trustworthiness and authority of Scripture to the task of serious exegetical and theological exposition of the Word.

Since a commentary is a fundamental tool for the expositor or teacher who seeks to interpret and apply Scripture in the church or classroom, the New American Commentary focuses on communicating the theological structure and content of each biblical book. The writers seek to illuminate both the historical meaning and contemporary significance of Holy Scripture.

In its attempt to make a unique contribution to the Christian community, the New American Commentary focuses on two concerns. First, the commentary emphasizes how each section of a book fits together so that the reader becomes aware of the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole. The writers, however, remain aware of the Bible’s inherently rich variety. Second, the New American Commentary is produced with the conviction that the Bible primarily belongs to the church. Scholarship and the academy provide an indispensable foundation for biblical understanding and the service of Christ, but the editors and authors of this series have attempted to communicate the findings of their research in a manner that will build up the whole body of Christ. Thus, the commentary concentrates on theological exegesis, while providing practical, applicable exposition.

The New American Commentary is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship, and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This series serves as a minister’s friend and a student’s guide.

The New American Commentary assumes the inerrancy of Scripture, focuses on the intrinsic theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, and engages the range of issues raised in contemporary biblical scholarship. Drawing on the skills and insights of over 40 scholars, the New American Commentary brings together scholarship and piety to produce a tool that enhances and supports the life of the church.

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  • Commentary based on the New International Version
  • The NIV text printed in the body of the commentary
  • Sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages
  • Interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole
  • Readable and applicable exposition
The New American Commentary is a user friendly tool for advanced Bible study, which fills an important need for pastors, students, and laity alike. It is an exciting combination of exegetical insight, and written to be read. An important new resource for serious students of the bible, The New American Commentary belongs on every pastor’s shelf and in every church library.

David E Aune Walter Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, University of Notre Dame

The New American Commentary is just what the preacher needs. It is scholarly and well-researched without pedantry or obtuseness; the writing is clear and informative and gets right to the heart of biblical exposition; the theological emphasis is much to be desired and uniformly on target. Many a pastor will appreciate this approach, and the series will do much to enrich, stimulate, and encourage biblical expository preaching in our day.

Ralph P. Martin professor of biblical studies, University of Sheffield

The New American Commentary is characterized by scholarship which is well informed, mature in its interpretation, and discerning in its judgement. But even more basic is the foundational commitment of the authors to the full trustworthiness of Scripture. The design achieves the appropriate balance of analytic investigation of the text, faithful exegesis and exposition which is homiletically accessible for application to current life situations. Both learning and ministry are well served.

—George Brushaber, senior editor, Christianity Today

  • Title: New American Commentary Series
  • Series: New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Volumes: 42
  • Pages: 19,295
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With the Logos edition, each Scripture is linked with your favorite translation, and each volume included in this collection is easy to study side by side with your other commentaries. You can search by topic or Scripture with lightning fast results!

Genesis 1–11:26

  • Author: Kenneth A. Matthews
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 528

Genesis 11:27–50:26

  • Author: Kenneth A. Matthews
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 960

Exodus

  • Author: Douglas K. Stuart
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 826

Leviticus

  • Author: Mark F. Rooker
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 352

Numbers

  • Author: R. Dennis Cole
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 352

Deuteronomy

  • Author: Eugene H. Merrill
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 477

Joshua

  • Author: David Howard Jr.
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 469

Judges, Ruth

  • Author: Daniel Block
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 416

1st & 2nd Samuel

  • Author: Robert D. Bergen
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 512

1st & 2nd Kings

  • Author: Paul R. House
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 432

1st & 2nd Chronicles

  • Author: J. A. Thompson
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 411

Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

  • Author: Mervin Breneman
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 383

Job

  • Author: Robert Alden
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 432

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs

  • Author: Duane Garrett
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 448

Isaiah 1–39

  • Author: Gary V. Smith
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 400

Isaiah 40–66

  • Author: Gary V. Smith
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 800

Jeremiah and Lamentations

  • Author: F. B. Huey
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 512

Ezekiel

  • Author: Lamar Eugene Cooper
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 448

Daniel

  • Author: Stephen R. Miller
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 348

Hosea and Joel

  • Author: Duane Garrett
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 320

Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah

  • Authors: Billy K. Smith and Frank S. Page
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 304

Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah

  • Authors: Kenneth L. Barker and Waylon Bailey
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 528

Haggai and Malachi

  • Authors: Richard A. Taylor and E. Ray Clendenen
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 500

Zechariah

  • Author: George Klein
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 464

Matthew

  • Author: Craig L. Blomberg
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 476

Mark

  • Author: James Brooks
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 288

Luke

  • Author: Robert H. Stein
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 642

John 1–11

  • Author: Gerald L. Borchert
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 399

John 12-21

  • Author: Gerard L. Borchert
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 398

Acts

  • Author: John B. Polhill
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 571

Romans

  • Author: Robert Mounce
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 304

1 Corinthians

  • Author: Mark Taylor
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 473

2 Corinthians

  • Author: David Garland
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 560

Galatians

  • Author: Timothy George
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 443

Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon

  • Author: Richard Melick
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 369

1st & 2nd Thessalonians

  • Author: D. Michael Martin
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 293

1st & 2nd Timothy and Titus

  • Authors: Tomas Lea and Hayne Griffin
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 333

Hebrews

  • Author: David L. Allen
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 671

James

  • Author: Kurt Richardson
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 247

1 & 2 Peter and Jude

  • Author: Thomas R. Schreiner
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 497

1, 2, 3 John

  • Author: Daniel L. Akin
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 284

Revelation

  • Author: Paige Patterson
  • Series: The New American Commentary Series (NAC)
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 480

Reviews

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  1. Chuck Evans

    Chuck Evans

    9/13/2020

    55555
  2. Donald J Mills
  3. Randy

    Randy

    4/11/2020

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    Disclaimer: The standard I use for evaluating commentaries, is whether they are fearful of God and faithful to his word, or have a "fine way" of setting aside the commands of God for the sake of their own man-made traditions. In our day, this becomes especially evident in passages where the Bible assigns roles to men and women (e.g. 1 Peter 3; 1 Timothy 2:11-15). The commentaries are not technical. They're well-written, and flow well. You can tell they're alluding to the original languages and have researched other sources, but the content centers more around reasoning than technical arguments. I evaluated the volumes on 1 Peter and 1 Timothy, because they specifically address and define the roles of men and women in the church and home. This is usually a fairly clear barometer of whether a commentary is going to provide a faithful interpretation of Scripture, or compromise with virtue-signalling, politically correct, worldly, culture. The 1 Peter commentary was fairly solid. It maintained the clear, Biblical teaching on the roles of men and women, without ultimately compromising with feminism. The first Timothy volume was a bit more wishy-washy. While it mostly stuck to a correct interpretation of Scripture, it then ended up suggesting a woman might be able to hold the full spectrum of pastoral responsibilities (including over men), provided she operate under the leadership of the head, male pastor. Both volumes seemed to be written as if there were feminists at their back with guns pointed at their heads (as often seems to be the case with many of the newer commentaries). For this reason, I give four stars, instead of five.
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  4. Kevin Bratcher
  5. Elijah

    Elijah

    9/22/2018

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  6. robert lineberry
    Excellent commentary especially for the NIV translation. With the 2011 update the NIV seems to be best translation. Got it with the Baptist Gold package. Was cheaper to upgrade from Baptist Silver to Gold with the "dynamic price" to get the NAC instead of getting it separate. Good investment. Thanks. Baptist Gold puts my resources where I want them for my depth of Bible Study without breaking the bank.
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  7. Shawn Handy

    Shawn Handy

    8/15/2018

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    Does anyone know why when I bought Silver, the New American Commentary series it came with had every volume except 1 Corinthians? It is otherwise a good commentary...however I'm missing the one book I need, and I'm preaching on it this Sunday.
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  8. John J Lucero
  9. Jeff Fischer

    Jeff Fischer

    5/23/2018

    I like the commentary, but...why does it cover 64 out of 66 books in the Bible? Psalms and Ephesians are missing.
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  10. Travis Tackett
    Amazing
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  11. Sarah Zak

    Sarah Zak

    3/21/2018

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  12. Chris Figueroa
  13. Sean Michael Smith
    The best commentary I have ever used. (Especially Bergen's 1, 2 Samuel portion)
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    Jeremy Hulsey

    11/14/2017

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    HongIl

    11/13/2017

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  18. Irvin Wan

    Irvin Wan

    10/27/2017

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  19. Asif Sattar

    Asif Sattar

    10/24/2017

    Best Commentaries I ever found during my Mdiv Biblical studies in seminary.
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  20. Robert Luff

    Robert Luff

    10/24/2017

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    One of the very best commentary sets.
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  21. Mark Henzler

    Mark Henzler

    10/23/2017

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    Chase Snyder

    9/6/2017

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    Chris

    6/24/2017

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    Greg

    6/9/2017

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    Greg Vest

    5/3/2017

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    Josh Wormley

    3/20/2017

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  30. Sean Heady

    Sean Heady

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    Meshaal

    2/25/2017

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  32. Dr. Gordon Arthur
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  34. Archbishop Robert E Wilson, PhD
  35. Joe Marshall

    Joe Marshall

    12/24/2016

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    this was a great addition for me it open new way of understanding of the gospel.
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  36. Jim Rudolph

    Jim Rudolph

    12/12/2016

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  37. Jason Dinn

    Jason Dinn

    12/5/2016

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  38. Ezra Thang

    Ezra Thang

    12/1/2016

    great
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  39. brian kent

    brian kent

    11/30/2016

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  40. Richard Luter

    Richard Luter

    11/19/2016

    I really like this Commentary
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  41. Ana Dzuver

    Ana Dzuver

    9/8/2016

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  44. Sang Yu

    Sang Yu

    7/28/2016

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    Great books!
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  45. Pastor Mark Stevenson
  46. Mattillo

    Mattillo

    6/16/2016

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    Wonderful commentary but where are Ephesians and Psalms?
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  47. Doug Olson

    Doug Olson

    6/10/2016

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  48. Henry Lara

    Henry Lara

    6/6/2016

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    Great Commentary!
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  49. Scot Slater

    Scot Slater

    5/23/2016

    It was missing 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, and Psalms... now 1 Corinthians is included which leaves only 2 books for completion. Maybe they are being worked on? I noticed that while 1 Corinthians is new to this Logos set, it was published in 2014, so my feeling is the other books are likely finished as well, just not as of yet formatted for Logos. Not sure, hopefully they will come along soon. This has been my favorite and most used commentary set through Seminary by far.
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  50. steven

    steven

    5/5/2016

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  51. Mark Smith

    Mark Smith

    3/31/2016

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  52. J. Antonio Ortega M
    I don't know why I don't have Ephesians
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  53. Dave Thawley

    Dave Thawley

    2/6/2016

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    I love this. Its not the most comprehensive assessment of text out there but it is very accessible and a great resource all round so I'm happy it is part of my library
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  54. Brayden Brookshier
    Some of the most user friendly commentaries I have ever interacted with. These are the kind that can compliment any pastor or lay person alike. In fact, these should be owned by every evangelical as a good-balanced series. I give it 5 stars because it delivers exactly what it promises. My only advice: utilize your highlighter tool!
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  55. Mervyn Frampton

    Mervyn Frampton

    12/30/2015

    My favourite Commentary, but when will it be completed,I have been waiting for Psalms for so long
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