Commentary Series to look for

  • Anchor Bible/Anchor Yale Bible (AB)
  • Berit Olam
  • Black’s New Testament Commentary (BNTC)
  • Feminist Companion to the Bible (FCB)
  • Forms of the Old Testament Literature (FOTL)
  • Hermeneia
  • Illuminations
  • International Critical Commentary (ICC)
  • Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching (IBC)
  • JPS Torah Commentary
  • New Century Bible (NCB)
  • New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT)
  • New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT)
  • New Interpreter's Bible (NIB)
  • New Testament Library (NTL)
  • Old Testament Library (OTL)
  • Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary

Helpful Commentary Surveys

Both of these books give brief reviews of the different commentaries
on each book of the Bible.

New Testament Commentary Survey
Old Testament Commentary Survey

Old Testament

Note: Anchor Bible Commentaries can be found in the BS 192.2 A1 area

Book Call number range
Genesis BS 1235 – 1235.3
Exodus BS 1245 – 1245.3
Leviticus BS 1255 – 1255.3
Numbers BS 1255; BS 1265 – 1265.3
Deuteronomy BS 1275 – 1275.3
Joshua BS 1295 – 1295.3
Judges BS 1295.3; BS 1305 – 1305.3
Ruth BS 1154; BS 1295.3;
BS 1305 – BS 1315.3
1 Samuel}
2 Samuel}
BS 1325 – 1325.3
1 Kings}
2 Kings}
BS 1333 – 1335.3
1 Chronicles}
2 Chronicles}
BS 192.2; BS 1345
Ezra BS 1345.3 – 1355.3
Nehemiah BS 1345.3 – 1355.3
Esther BS 1355 – 1375.3
Job BS 1412 – 1415.3
Psalms BS 1429 – 1430.3
Proverbs BS 1462 – 1465.3
Ecclesiastes BS 1465.3 – 1475.3
Song of Solomon BS 1465 – 1485.3
Isaiah BS 1512 - BS 1515.3
Book Call number range
Jeremiah BS 1523 – 1525.3
Lamentations BS 1485; BS 1525 -
BS 1535.3
Ezekiel BS 1542 - BS 1545.3
Daniel BS 1550 – 1555.3
Hosea BS 1565.3; BS 1585 -
BS 1585.3
Joel BS 1520.5; BS 1575 -
BS 1575.3; BS 1645.3
Amos BS 1575 – 1585.3
Obadiah BS 1595.3
Jonah BS 1315; BS 1375.3;
BS 1485.3; BS 1595.3;
BS 1602- 1605.3
Micah BS 1585.3; BS 1615.3
Nahum BS 1525.3; BS 1605.3;
BS 1625.3
Habakkuk BS 1525.3; BS 1625.3;
BS 1635; BS 1645.3
Zephaniah BS 1525.3; BS 1625.3;
BS 1635.3; BS 1645.3
Haggai BS 1560, BS 1655.3
Zechariah BS 1560;
BS 1665 – 1665.3
Malachi BS 1560; BS 1655.3; BS 1665.3; BS 1675.3

New Testament

Note: Anchor Bible Commentaries can be found in the BS 192.2 A1 area

Book Call number range
Matthew BS 2575 – 2575.3
Mark BS 2585 – 2585.3
Luke BS 2595 – 2595.3
John BS 2615 – 2615.3
Acts BS 2625 – 2625.3
Romans BS 2665 – 2665.3
1 Corinthians BS 2675 – 2675.3
2 Corinthians BS 2675 – 2675.3
Galatians BS 2685 – 2685.3
Ephesians BS 2650.3;
BS 2695 – 2695.3
Philippians BS 2705 – 2705.3
Colossians BS 2650.3; BS 2695;
BS 2715 – BS 2715.3
1 Thessalonians}
2 Thessalonians}
BS 2650.3; BS 2725.3
Book Call number range
1 Timothy}
2 Timothy}
BS 2745.3
Titus BS 2341.2; BS 2745.3
Philemon BS 2650.3;
BS 2695.3 – 2715.3
Hebrews BS 2775 – 2775.3
James BS 2785 – 2785.3
1 Peter} BS 2795.3
2 Peter} BS 2785.3; BS 2795.3
1 John}
2 John}
3 John}
BS 2805 - 2805.3
Jude BS 2777;
BS 2785.3 - BS 2795.3
Revelation BS 2825 – 2825.3