List of Recommended Resources

This page is a work in progress. I don’t necessarily agree with every viewpoint on every site here, but I’ve learned something valuable in each of these places. I’ll add items here as I think of them. Enjoy!

Commentaries
Highly recommended scholarly commentary sets found in libraries like GCTS, RTS, and in Bible Software. All Christian pastors/teachers/writers really should be using resources like these:

  • Word Biblical Commentary
  • NIV Application Commentary
  • Tyndale Old/New Testament Commentaries
  • New International Biblical Commentary
  • New International Commentary on the Old Testament
  • New American Commentary
  • Baker Exegetical Commentary
  • Pillar New Testament Commentary
  • New International Greek Testament Commentary
  • Eerdmans commentary on the bible
  • Banner of Truth Commentaries

Very good ones free on Studylight.org:

Free Greek and Hebrew interlinear (This is a must-have resource type when dealing with specific word study) https://www.stepbible.org/

These are my own personal recommendations on commentaries per book of the Bible. NOTE: The series is abbreviated when it has already been mentioned:

  • Genesis: Wenham (Word Biblical Commentary) or Sailhamer (Expositor’s Bible Commentary)
  • Exodus: Enns (NIV Application Commentary)
  • Leviticus: Hartley (WBC)
  • Numbers: Wenham (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
  • Deuteronomy: McConville (AOTC ); Wright (New International Biblical Commentary)
  • Joshua: Woudstra (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) or Hess (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)
  • Judges, Ruth: Block (New American Commentary)
  • 1 & 2 Samuel: Bergen (NAC)
  • 1 & 2 Kings: House (NAC)
  • 1 Chronicles: Braun (WBC)
  • 2 Chronicles: Dillard (WBC)
  • Ezra and Nehemiah: Williamson (WBC)
  • Esther: Baldwin (TOTC)
  • Job: Andersen (TOTC)
  • Psalms: Kidner (TOTC)
  • Proverbs: Kidner (TOTC); Bridges (Banner of Truth)
  • Ecclesiastes: Longman (NICOT)
  • Song of Songs: Longman (NICOT)
  • Isaiah: Oswalt (NICOT)
  • Jeremiah: Thompson (NICOT)
  • Jeremiah & Lamentations: Harrison (TOTC)
  • Ezekiel: Allen (WBC)
  • Daniel: Baldwin (TOTC); Longman (NIVAC)
  • Minor Prophets: McComiskey (3 volumes; superb)
  • Matthew: D.A. Carson (EBC)
  • Mark: Lane (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
  • Luke: Bock (Baker Exegetical Commentary)
  • John: Carson (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
  • Acts: Longenecker (EBC)
  • Romans: Moo (NICNT); Schreiner (BEC); Murray (Eerdmans)
  • 1 Corinthians: Fee (NICNT)
  • 2 Corinthians: Barnett (NICNT)
  • Galatians: Longenecker (Word)
  • Ephesians: O’Brien (PNTC)**
  • Philippians: O’Brien (New International Greek Testament Commentary)
  • Colossians/Philemon: O’Brien (WBC)
  • 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Bruce (WBC)
  • Pastoral Epistles: Mounce (WBC)
  • Hebrews: Ellingworth (NIGTC)
  • James: Moo (PNTC)
  • 1 Peter: Grudem (Tyndale New Testament Commentary)
  • 2 Peter and Jude: Baukham (WBC); Moo (NIVAC)
  • Johannine Epistles: Kruse (PNTC); Stott (TNTC)
  • Revelation: Beale (NIGTC)

**While the content here from O’Brien might itself be beneficial to read, I learned it may be hard to acquire these resources as the publishers have pulled the content, deeming it suspect of plagiarism.

Scripture Journals
ESV Scripture Journals

Bible Apps

  • YouVersion The devotional plans on this app tend to try to appeal to a wide audience, so I mostly just use this for a quick and easy Bible app. You can also easily highlight and take notes.
  • Ligonier: for Apple, Android – From the ministry of R.C. Sproul.
  • First5 – This is an app for women with a daily devotional on every chapter of the Bible, an online community, and study guides, which I personally review.

Documentaries – I found these very interesting and informative. Tell me if there is one you recommend!

Podcasts

Other Tools / Websites