9 Best 2 Timothy Commentaries You Must Read First

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1) The Pastoral Epistles (The New International Greek Testament Commentary)



The 13 volume New International Greek Testament Commentary series was established on the presupposition that the theological character of the New Testament documents calls for exegesis that is sensitive to theological themes as well as to the details of the historical, linguistic, and textual context. Hence, authors make their own scholarly contributions to the ongoing study of the biblical text. The text on which these commentaries are based is the UBS Greek New Testament, edited by Kurt Aland and others. III George W. Knight pens this volume.


2) The Letters to Timothy and Titus (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.  Philip H Towner – formerly Associate Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and Director of Translation Services at United Bible Societies – writes the highly accessible volume on Timothy and Titus.



3) Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 46, Pastoral Epistles



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.


4) The Pastoral Epistles: An Introduction 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.  Donald Guthrie pens this volume.

5) The Letters to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon (The New Daily Study Bible)



The 17 volume New Daily Study Bible: New Testament helps individuals and groups discover what the message of the New Testament really means for their lives. Written by William Barclay, this is a fantastic commentary set for pastors, teachers, students, and laity. Barclay’s accessible writing style beautifully illustrates his passion for bringing the Word of God to all. Each volume is thoroughly-researched and begins with important historical background.


6) 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus (Focus on the Bible)


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. 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus is written by Douglas J. W. Milne.

7) 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus


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Dr. Walter L. Liefeld – distinguished professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – shares perspectives on 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus that show ageless truths for our modern lives in this NIV Application Commentary. NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications. This top commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application.


8) The Pastoral Epistles (International Critical Commentary)



With 59 volumes and 54 authors, the International Critical Commentary is huge in scope. Published by T&T Clark International, this series brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological, with a comprehensiveness and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. This series is under the editorship of Professor J. A. Emerton of Cambridge, Professor C. E. B. Cranfield of Durham and Professor G. N. Stanton of Cambridge.


9) 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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