Pastor’s Bookshelf: 1-2 Peter (with Jude)

Pastor’s Bookshelf: 1-2 Peter (with Jude) October 14, 2009

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I’ve been negligent in getting the final posts done on New Testament commentaries, and I apologize. Today we list valuable commentaries on 1 and 2 Peter and Jude. Again, I’m open to any suggestions you might have.

No commentary is as complete as JH Elliott on 1 Peter, and it is the result of a career of studies on the letter: 1 Peter (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries).

PJ Achtemeier’s commentary is another landmark by a veteran NT scholar; complete, exegetical and theologically alert: 1 Peter: A Commentary on First Peter (Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible)
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It feels like an injustice to postpone a commendation of J Ramsey Michaels’ exceptional commentary on 1 Peter to third place, but the competition is stiff; you can’t go wrong with Michaels: Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 49, 1 Peter
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Karen Jobes has a readable, exegetical and solid commentary: 1 Peter (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)
and JB Green, who is a master commentator, has a literary and theologically alert work on 1 Peter:  1 Peter (Two Horizons New Testament Commentary)
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R Bauckham’s commentary on 2 Peter and Jude was ground-breaking in completeness and sensitivity to the Jewish context, drawing these two letters out of worn down theological diatribes and back into original contexts: Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 50, 2 Peter, Jude.

The first time I taught 1 Peter I discovered the quality of insight (and prose) of JND Kelly’s commentary on 1-2 Peter and Jude, and I still turn to this commentary every time I consult commentaries on any of these letters: Epistles of Peter and Jude (NT in Context Commentaries)
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Now a third for those doing exegesis in the Greek text: Peter Davids, 2 Peter and Jude: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament).
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