Book Give Away

This week I’m offering an excellent guide to Old Testament commentaries by Tremper Longman III. I often refer students and pastors to Longman when they are looking for good commentaries on Old Testament books. This is the newest edition (5th edition) which was released this past April. Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, Aug 23rd 6:00 AM EST. I’ll announce the winner that Friday. International entries are welcome.

Just a note on this new edition. I’ve seen negative reviews from Longman in previous editions but his comments on 1 Samuel by F.A. Murphy in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series took me by surprise. He notes “All I can say is that I don’t know what Murphy is talking about, but it’s not the text of 1 Samuel. I can’t recommend this commentary for anyone. No stars.” (55) This does not reflect his view of the series as a whole since he speaks quite highly of the commentary on Deuteronomy by Telford Work. He says there: “I confess that I worry when theologians write a commentary on a biblical book and I am critical of some of the volumes in this series, but Work remains grounded in the text and does not try to avoid difficult exegetical issues. The result is an often-insightful, fresh look at the book.” (42) He gives it four stars.

Old Testament Commentary Survey by Tremper Longman III is from Baker Academic.

Old Testament Commentary Survey


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I am a 1997 graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
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25 Responses to Book Give Away

  1. Robert Sprung says:

    Robert Sprung, Pastor, a forever student, and I want this book.


  2. Will Bell says:

    Will Bell


  3. Charles says:



  4. Dwight Gingrich says:

    Dwight Gingrich


  5. vanessa says:

    Thanks! – Vanessa


  6. Jeff – I could use this


  7. Sean Lu says:



  8. James Griffin says:

    James Griffin


  9. Nick Norelli says:

    Sign me up! Thanks!


  10. Brian Frick says:

    Brian F


  11. Harold Dixon says:

    Harold Dixon


  12. Rev. Bryant J. Williams III says:

    Bryant J. Williams III


  13. Lindsay Kennedy, this would be very useful!


  14. Jordan says:

    Jordan Dotson! Thanks Louis


  15. Max Brockmeyer says:

    Max Brockmeyer


  16. Kevin Stuhlmann says:

    Kevin Stuhlmann. Have found previous eds of this and Caron’s volume on NT comms helpful.


  17. Elliot says:

    Elliot Ritzema


  18. Spencer says:

    Spencer Robinson


  19. Matthew George says:

    Matthew George


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