If you do a faceted search for commentaries on Logos.com, you will find nearly 100 pages of resources. Among those you will find some of the best commentaries ever written! But what if you are looking for a solid commentary on a specific book of the Bible? It can get overwhelming when you are looking for the right tool to purchase for the study or sermon series you are working on. Where do you even begin?
The Recommended Commentary Series
Logos Talk wants to help you find the best commentaries for your needs. The Recommended Commentary Series will be a regular column highlighting some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.
We want to hear from you!
Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.
We asked Michael Heiser, resident scholar and academic editor for Logos Bible Software, to give us his favorite commentaries on Genesis. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:
Commentaries in Collections
- Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 1: Genesis 1–15 by Gordon J. Wenham
- Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 2: Genesis 16–50 by Gordon J. Wenham
- New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1–17 by Victor P. Hamilton*
- New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Genesis, Chapters 18–50 by Victor P. Hamilton*
- A Commentary on the Book of Genesis, Part 1: From Adam to Noah by Umberto Cassuto
- A Commentary on the Book of Genesis, Part 2: From Noah to Abraham by Umberto Cassuto
- Continental Commentary Series: Genesis 1-11 by Claus Westermann
- Continental Commentary Series: Genesis 12-36 by Claus Westermann
- Creation and Blessing by Allen P. Ross
Logos Community Favorites
Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:
- Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series: Genesis, with an Introduction to Narrative Literature by George W. Coats
- The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna
- Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament (5 vols.), Volume 1: Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy by John H. Walton
* The 40-volume New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament Back-To-School Sale ends Monday, September 12, at midnight! This is the lowest price in years and, if you act fast, you can still get it for $88 per month with a payment plan! Enter coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout to get the special price.