1 Corinthians

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1 Corinthians is the seventh book of the New Testament. Authorship is traditionally attributed to the Apostle Paul. The letter is addressed to Christians at Corinth. After receiving a letter from the church, Paul is responding to their questions and helping them resolve problems. Paul wrote the letter to correct and encourage them. Commentaries on 1 Corinthians often address all the reproofs Paul gives the church in the first half of the letter and all the questions he answers for them in the second half.

1 Corinthians (NICNT) by Gordon D. Fee

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on 1 Corinthians
  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on 1 Corinthians
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Corinthians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "an outstanding exposition of the letter with attention paid to its relevance to today"

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1 Corinthians (NIGTC) by Anthony Thiselton

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on 1 Corinthians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a massive and technical commentary for research"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Corinthians
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 1 Corinthians; "the most thorough and complete commentary on this book available in English"

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1 Corinthians (NIVAC) by Craig Blomberg

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a helpful exposition"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 1 Corinthians

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1 Corinthians (BECNT) by David E. Garland

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on 1 Corinthians
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Corinthians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a solid exposition of the Greek text"

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1 Corinthians (Focus) by Paul Barnett

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  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 1 Corinthians; "his insight into the text and its contemporary application is extremely helpful"

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The First Epistle to Corinthians (BNTC) by C.K. Barrett

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a brief but helpful exposition"
  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on 1 Corinthians; "should not be missed"

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1 Corinthians (NAC) by Mark Taylor

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1 Corinthians (TNTC) by Leon Morris

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  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on 1 Corinthians; "Morris can usually say more in a few pages than most commentators can say in an entire book"

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1 Corinthians (PNTC) by Roy C. Ciampa and Brian S. Rosner

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Corinthians

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1 and 2 Corinthians (ZBBC) by David W.J. Gill

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1 Corinthians (Preaching the Word) by Stephen T. Um

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1 Corinthians (MNTC) by John MacArthur

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1 and 2 Corinthians (HNTC) by Richard Pratt Jr.

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1 Corinthians (Teach the Text) by Preben Vang

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 1 Corinthians

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The Message of 1 Corinthians (BST) by David Prior

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1 and 2 Corinthians (EBC) by W. H. Mare and Murray J. Harris

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1 Corinthians (Crossway Classics) by Charles Hodge

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  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 1 Corinthians; "filled with valuable insight," "highly recommended"

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1 Corinthians (Herm) by Hans Conzelman

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "helpful especially in terms of background"

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1 Corinthians (Interpretation) by Richard B. Hays

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a fine brief exposition"

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1 Corinthians (For Everyone) by N.T. Wright

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