11 Best 1 Peter Commentaries You Should Read First
June 18, 2017

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1) The Message of 1 Peter (Bible Speaks Today)

 

The Message of 1 Peter (Bible Speaks Today)
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The Message of 1 Peter by Edmund Clowney is a top Peter commentary for it’s clarity and thoroughness.  This book is part of the Bible Speaks Today commentary series which embraces a three-prong approach to commentaries: expound the biblical text with accuracy, relate it to contemporary life and to readable. Each contributor in this series is both a noted scholar and a working pastor.

2) 1 Peter (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

 

1 Peter (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)
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The 18 volume, highly accessible Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series is known for its thoughtful scholarship for studying pastors and its readability for lay people. Authors include a wide variety of scholars from differing theological persuasions who investigate a variety of viewpoints. Each volume contains the original Greek words as well as the corresponding transliterated and translated phrases.  New Testament scholar Karen H. Jobes provides a fresh commentary on Peter in this volume.

 

3) The New American Commentary: 1, 2 Peter, Jude (New American Commentary, 37)

 

Thomas R. Schreiner – the James Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky- writes about Peter and Jude for The New American Commentary. Highly regarded as a go-to for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound their understanding of the Scriptures, this series is readable and scholarly simultaneously. Key features include: commentary based on the new international version, sound scholarly methodology that reflects research in the original languages, NIV text printed in the body of the commentary, interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book, and readable and applicable exposition.

 

4) The First Epistle of Peter (The New International Commentary on the New Testament)

 

 

The New International Commentary on the New Testament provides an exposition of Scripture that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship, yet loyal to Scripture as the Word of God. It is an authoritative guide to the text of Scripture, bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of the Bible. Contributors are gifted writers and scholars who open each commentary with an introduction to the biblical book. Other features are: a select bibliography, the author’s own translation from the original Hebrew and Greek texts, verse-by-verse comments, in-depth discussions of technical matters and more. Peter David writes a thorough and modern volume on Peter.

 

5) 1 Peter (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered))

 

1 Peter (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (IVP Numbered))
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The premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking world, the 20 volume Tyndale New Testament Commentaries are a trusted resource for Bible study. They are written by some of the world’s most distinguished evangelical scholars and offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament. The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. Wayne Grudem writes the volume on 1 Peter.

6) 1 Peter (IVP New Testament Commentary Series)

 

The 20 volume IVP New Testament Commentary Series offers clear, scholarly presentations of the heart of each New Testament author’s message, coupled with helpful attention to tough exegetical issues. The series diverse contributors represent a wide range of theological traditions. Overall, they are committed to applying the unchanging message of the New Testament to the ever-changing world in which we live. Features include: useful summaries of principal themes, a unique format that expounds the text in uninterrupted form on the upper portion of each page while dealing with other issues underneath in verse-keyed notes and a social studies note system that keys references to the bibliography. The 1 Peter volume is written by I. Howard Marshall.

 

7) Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 49, 1 Peter

 

1 Peter, Volume 49 (Word Biblical Commentary)
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day. This series emphasizes a deep analysis of textual, linguistic, structural and theological evidence. Balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology is the end product. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for everyone from professional theologians to lay people interested in building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

8) Expository Discourses on First Peter in Two Volumes (A Geneva Series of Commentaries)

Published by The Banner of Truth Trust in 1975, this huge and thorough 1200 plus page exposition on Peter comes via the words of late scholar John Brown. The Banner of Truth Geneva Series of Commentaries can be trusted to provide solid hermeneutics and a Reformed viewpoint. They are warm, Christ honoring, and Christ-centered.

9) The Epistles of Peter and of Jude (Black’s New Testament Commentary)

 

 

With 13 volumes and 10 authors, Black’s New Testament Commentary series is a reliable and readable study of the New Testament for modern readers. Each commentary offers a paragraph-by-paragraph exposition based on the author’s own fresh translation of the biblical text. Pastors, students, scholars, and general readers will find this series a crucial aid to a better understanding of the New Testament. The volume on Peter and Jude is written by J. N. D. Kelly.

 

10) The First Epistle of Peter

 

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The New International Commentary on the New Testament provides an exposition of Scripture that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship, yet loyal to Scripture as the Word of God. It is an authoritative guide to the text of Scripture, bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of the Bible. Contributors are gifted writers and scholars who open each commentary with an introduction to the biblical book. Other features are: a select bibliography, the author’s own translation from the original Hebrew and Greek texts, verse-by-verse comments, in-depth discussions of technical matters and more.  Peter Davids writes the volume on 1 Peter.

11) Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)

 

Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)
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Calvin’s Commentaries are a 22 volume timeless set of texts by John Calvin – the French theologian and pastor of Geneva who was one of the principal 16th-century Reformers. Calvin’s commentaries display a unique combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians. This is a massive and classic collection on both Old and New Testament books with over 22,000 pages in total. Features include: advanced searching by passage and topic, passage guides and reports, sermon preparation and more.

 

 



 

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