2 Corinthians

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2 Corinthians is the eighth book of the New Testament. Authorship is traditionally attributed to the Apostle Paul. The letter is addressed to Christians at Corinth. After Titus gave a positive report on the church’s wellness, Paul responded with a letter, which expressed his love and prepared them for his visit. Commentaries on 2 Corinthians often address the theme of reconciliation and the topics of stewardship of resources and Paul’s apostleship.

2 Corinthians (NICNT) by Paul Barnett

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on 2 Corinthians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a useful exposition of the letter"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 2 Corinthians
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 2 Corinthians; "Barnett deals not only with the basic exegetical issues but also discusses the theology of the letter," "very highly recommended"

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2 Corinthians (NAC) by David E. Garland

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on 2 Corinthians
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 2 Corinthians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "an excellent and lucid commentary on the text"

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2 Corinthians (TNTC) by Colin Kruse

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  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on 2 Corinthians; "clear, concise, and to the point, without being simplistic"

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2 Corinthians (NIGTC) by Murray J. Harris

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on 2 Corinthians
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 2 Corinthians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a technical but excellent commentary on the Greek text"
  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on 2 Corinthians; "for those doing serious in-depth study of the book, it is invaluable"

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2 Corinthians (BECNT) by George H. Guthrie

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 2 Corinthians

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2 Corinthians (NIVAC) by Scott J. Hafemann

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "exegetically and theologically satisfying with application to today"

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2 Corinthians (PNTC) by Mark A. Seifrid

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2 Corinthians (Preaching the Word) by R. Kent Hughes

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The Message of 2 Corinthians (BST) by Paul Barnett

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

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2 Corinthians (WBC) by Ralph P. Martin

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a technical but clear exposition of the letter"

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2 Corinthians (NTL) by Frank J. Matera

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  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 2 Corinthians; "insightful on a number of passages"

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2 Corinthians (IVPNTC) by Linda L. Belleville

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 2 Corinthians

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2 Corinthians (Crossway Classics) by Charles Hodge

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  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 2 Corinthians; "Hodge’s work is filled with valuable insight into Paul’s letter," "highly recommended"

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2 Corinthians (two volumes; ICC) by Margaret Thrall

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a technical commentary for research"

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2 Corinthians (NICNT) by Philip E. Hughes

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "this older version of the NICNT is still helpful and insightful"

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

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2 Corinthians (MNTC) by John MacArthur

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2 Corinthians (Teach the Text) by Moyer V. Hubbard

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2 Corinthians (Interpretation) by Ernest Best

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1 & 2 Corinthians (WBC) by Kenneth Schenck

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2 Corinthians (AB) by Victor Paul Furnish

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "an insightful interpretation of the letter"

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