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Now we turn to commentaries on Colossians in our ongoing series on commentaries. And once again, speak up if you think a commentary deserves mention.
I taught Colossians for years, used a commentary I really liked, and so I still turn first to Peter O’Brien, Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 44, Colossians-Philemon. Exegetically rigorous and theologically sensitive.
Then I turn to my teacher and former colleague’s commentary, though it is nearly entirely constrained by syntax and grammar. Murray Harris, Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament: Colossians and Philemon. If you can read this commentary and understand what he is saying, you are educated in exegesis.
Then I turn to James D.G. Dunn, The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Commentary)
. As always, rigorous, creative, and theologically suggestive.
Also now to brand new commentaries by Marianne Meye Thompson, Colossians and Philemon (Two Horizons Commentary)
, Jerry L. Sumney, Colossians: A Commentary (New Testament Library)and Doug Moo, The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon (Pillar New Testament Commentary)