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Best Bible Commentaries on 2 Corinthians

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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Accolades:

  • D.A. Carson: "a joy to read...extraordinarily rich on the historical and social circumstances that surround this complicated book"
  • 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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From the publisher: "Written for scholars, pastors, and lay readers alike...undertaken to provide earnest students of the New Testament with an exposition that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship and at the same time loyal to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God."

2 Corinthians (NAC) by David E. Garland

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on 2 Corinthians, "one of the best in the series...less technical than Barrett but just as probing in the theological arena"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a priority commentary on 2 Corinthians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "an excellent and lucid commentary on the text"

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From the publisher: "The New American Commentary is introduced to bridge the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This new series has been designed primarily to enable pastors, teachers, and students to read the Bible with clarity and proclaim it with power."

2 Corinthians (NIGTC) by Murray J. Harris

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on 2 Corinthians; tied with Thrall for best commentary on the Greek text, "pastorally suggestive"
  • 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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From the publisher: "At a time when the study of Greek is curtailed in many schools of theology, we hope that the NIGNT will demonstrate the continuing value of studying the Greek New Testament... the volumes of the NIGNT are for students who want something less technical than a full-scale critical commentary... the supreme aim of this series is to serve those who are engaged in the ministry of the Word of God and thus glorify God's name."

2 Corinthians (BECNT) by George H. Guthrie

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

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
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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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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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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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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2 Corinthians (PNTC) by Mark A. Seifrid

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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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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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2 Corinthians (Preaching the Word) by R. Kent Hughes

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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The Message of 2 Corinthians (BST) by Paul Barnett

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The "the three distinctives of The Bible Speaks Today series are (1) "BST authors are committed to a serious study of the text in its own integrity," (2) that "expositors should not be antiquarians, living only in the remote past" but suggest application for living, and (3) "each book is intended to be both readable in style and manageable in size."

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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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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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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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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1 and 2 Corinthians (ZBBC) by David W.J. Gill

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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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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
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2 Corinthians (MNTC) by John MacArthur

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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2 Corinthians (Teach the Text) by Moyer V. Hubbard

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