Mark

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Mark (BECNT)

by Robert H. Stein

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Accolades::

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "very helpful exegesis of the Greek text"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Mark (BNTC)

by Morna Hooker

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Audience:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "accessible to pastors"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (For Everyone)

by N. T. Wright

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (Interpretation)

by Lamar Williamson Jr.

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (NAC)

by James A. Brooks

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (NCBC)

by Darrell L. Bock

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Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Mark (NICNT)

by William L. Lane

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Mark; "Lane’s commentary on the Gospel of Mark remains a model of clarity"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "highly recommended for the pastor and scholar"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Mark (NIGTC)

by R. T. France

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #1 commentary on Mark; "France has not only written the best commentary on [Matthew], he has also written the best commentary on [Mark]"
  • D. A. Carson: "best buy" on Mark
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "the most accessible Greek text treatment for pastors"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Mark (NIVAC)

by David E. Garland

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Accolades:

  • D. A. Carson: "best buys" on Mark
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "very helpful exposition"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (PNTC)

by James R. Edwards

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #3 commentary on Mark; "[Edwards'] emphasis on the theology of Mark is especially helpful"
  • D. A. Carson: "best buy" on Mark
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a helpful and clear exposition for pastors"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Mark (Preaching the Word)

by R. Kent Hughes

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (St. Andrews)

by R. C. Sproul

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (Teach the Text)

by Grant R. Osborne

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (three volumes; WBC)

by Robert Guelich

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Accolades::

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "for technical research"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Mark (TNTC)

by R. Alan Cole

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Mark; "high level of quality"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (two volumes)

by Robert H. Gundry

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Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; for "technical research"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
Mark (two volumes; MNTC)

by John MacArthur Jr.

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Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Mark (ZECNT)

by Mark L. Strauss

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Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
The Gospel of Mark (SRC)

by Ben Witherington III

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Mark; "This commentary on the Gospel of Mark is one of [Witherington's] best"

Audience:

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