Colossians

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Colossians (AB)

by Markus Barth and Helmut Blanke

Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a helpful exposition"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Colossians and Philemon (EGGNT)

by Murray J. Harris

Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; helps "student with the Greek text"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Colossians and Philemon (Herm)

by Eduard Lohse

Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a technical commentary"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Colossians and Philemon (MNTC)

by John MacArthur

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
Colossians and Philemon (PNTC)

by Douglas Moo

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Colossians; "a close second place to O’Brien"
  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Colossians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "an outstanding exposition for pastors"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Colossians and Philemon (Preaching the Word)

by R. Kent Hughes

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
Colossians and Philemon (TNTC)

by N. T. Wright

Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "brief and insightful commentary"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Colossians and Philemon (ZECNT)

by David W. Pao

Accolades:

  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Colossians

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Colossians and to Philemon (NIGTC)

by James D. G. Dunn

Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a technical but very helpful interpretation"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians (NICNT)

by F. F. Bruce

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Colossians; a "unique combination of scholarship and readability"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Colossians, Philemon (NIVAC)

by David E. Garland

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Colossians; "offers great insight into the text and its contemporary application"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "an excellent exposition for pastors"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Colossians-Philemon (WBC)

by Peter O'Brien

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Colossians; "all students of Colossians and Philemon should consult O’Brien"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon (Interpretation)

by Ralph P. Martin

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon (NIBC)

by Arthur G. Patzia

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon (For Everyone)

by N. T. Wright

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians (HNTC)

by Max Anders

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Philippians, Colossians, Philemon (NAC)

by Richard R. Melick Jr.

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
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The Message of Colossians & Philemon (BST)

by Dick Lucas

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Colossians; "emphasizes the big picture and the overall flow of the text"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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