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Education PhD, New Testament
Revelation. AYB. Yale University Press, 2014.
"This is the most important commentary on Revelation published in English in more than a decade. It is meticulously researched and elegantly written, masterfully situates the Apocalypse in its Greco-Roman and Jewish-Christian context in the late first century, and demonstrates unsurpassed grasp of the history of interpretation of this important and enigmatic book." [Full Review]
Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume 1 (Introduction and 1:1–2:47). Baker Academic, 2012.
Craig Keener offers an important and authoritative treatment of Acts 1–2, while offering by far the most comprehensive introduction to Acts thus far published. I highly recommend this work, and I look forward to the publication of the subsequent volumes.
4 Maccabees. BSCS. Brill, 2006.
DeSilva's commentary on the Greek text (Sinaiticus) of 4 Macc is superb, and it fills a significant gap for students and scholars. Highly recommended.
The Pastoral Epistles. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1992.
Knight's work remains after 20 years one of the go-to exegetical commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles. He is rigorously exegetical, theologically conservative, and balanced in his interpretive judgments. I've assigned this book as a required textbook in a Greek exegesis course multiple times.
The Letter to the Hebrews [Plagiarism Acknowledged]. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2010.
O'Brien is a superb commentator, as evidenced by his earlier treatments of Philippians, Colossians-Philemon, and Ephesians. This commentary, which is rigorously exegetical, theologically balanced, and eminently readable, joins Lane's one of the go-to works on Hebrews. I agree with Bateman's conclusion in his recent review: "Of all the critical commentaries I have read on the Book of Hebrews, O’Brien’s is well thought out, well written, and without question preeminent" (JETS 54.2 (2011): p. 406).
The Acts of the Apostles. PNTC. Eerdmans, 2009.
Peterson's commentary is outstanding! I have used this commentary extensively for personal research and as a required textbook at the college and seminary level. Peterson's strengths include analysis of the literary structure of the book and his theological synthesis, both in the introduction and throughout the book. This commentary ranks with Bock's Baker volume (and soon also Walton's WBC offering) as the top evangelical Acts commentaries.