11 Best 2 Peter Commentaries You Should Read First
June 18, 2017

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

 

 

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.  Gene Green writes the volume on Jude and Peter.

 

2) The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude (The Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC))

 

 

The 15 volume Pillar New Testament Commentary is designed both for serious students and for general readers of the Bible. The authors provide rigorous exegesis and exposition and contemporary relevance of the Bible. The New International Version is the translation of choice for the English text, the authors base their exposition on the Greek New Testament. The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude is a truly superb commentary in the Pillar series and was written by the late Peter Davids.

 

3) The NIV Application Commentary 2 Peter, Jude

 

The NIV Application Commentary 2 Peter, Jude
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Douglas J. Moo pens the volume on 2 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 New American Commentary: 1, 2 Peter, Jude (New American Commentary, 37)

 

 

Thomas R. Schreiner pens 1, 2 Peter, 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.

 

5) Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 50, 2 Peter, Jude (bauckham)

Jude-2 Peter, Volume 50 (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.

 

6) 2 Peter & Jude: An Introduciton and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries)

 

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. Michael Green writes the volume on 2 Peter and Jude.

7) 2 Peter & Jude (Focus on the Bible)

 

2 Peter & Jude (Focus on the Bible)
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The 41 volume Focus on the Bible Commentaries are written by top evangelical scholars and pastors. They are designed to be readable for ordinary Christians, reliable for in-depth study of the Bible, and relevant for daily Christian life. For each section of the Bible, these accessible commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture (including the intentions of the authors), the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage.  2 Peter & Jude is written by Paul Gardner.

 

 

8) 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.

 

9) The Message of 2 Peter & Jude (Bible Speaks Today)

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Dick Lucas and Christopher Green offer passage-by-passage exposition of the letters of 2 Peter and Jude in The Message of 2 Peter & Jude.  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.

10) Let’s Study 2 Peter and Jude (Let’s Study Series)

 

 

The 18 volume Let’s Study series seeks to combine explanation and application. The aim is to explain Scripture as if speaking to a friend.  Published by Banner of Truth, this series is a must for every Christian home.  The 2 Peter and Jude volume is written by Mark Johnston, whose style is warm and approachable.

 

11) 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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