Book Notice: ESV EXPOSITORY COMMENTARY SERIES, by Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton Jr., Jay Sklar (eds.)

Published on November 25, 2019 by Benjamin J. Montoya

Crossway, 2018 | 1000 pages

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance


This new (and still developing) series from Crossway is proving to be an excellent resource for Bible students. For its projected 12 volumes each contributor has been asked to provide commentary that is:

  • exegetically sound—self-consciously submissive to the flow of thought and lines of reasoning discernible in the biblical text;
  • robustly biblical-theological—reading the Bible as diverse yet bearing an overarching unity, narrating a single storyline of redemption culminating in Christ;
  • globally aware—aimed as much as possible at a global audience, in line with Crossway’s mission to provide the Bible and theologically responsible resources to as many people around the world as possible;
  • broadly reformed—standing in the historical stream of the Reformation, affirming that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, taught in Scripture alone, for God’s glory alone; holding high a big God with big grace for big sinners;
  • doctrinally conversant—fluent in theological discourse; drawing appropriate brief connections to matters of historical or current theological importance;
  • pastorally useful—transparently and reverently “sitting under the text”; avoiding lengthy grammatical/syntactical discussions;
  • application-minded—building brief but consistent bridges into contemporary living in both Western and non-Western contexts (being aware of the globally diverse contexts toward which these volumes are aimed);
  • efficient in expression—economical in its use of words; not a word-by-word analysis but a crisply moving exposition.

Judging from the five volumes available, the editors and their well-chosen authors are accomplishing their goals very well.


Volumes Currently Available:

Volume 3:  1 Samuel – 2 Chronicles

  • 1-2 Samuel: John L. Mackay
  • 1-2 Kings: Gary Millar
  • 1-2 Chronicles: John W. Olley

Volume 7:  Daniel – Malachi

  • Daniel: Mitchell L. Chase
  • Hosea: George M. Swab, Sk.
  • Joel: Allan M. Harmon
  • Amos: Michael G. McKelvey
  • Obadiah: Max Rogland
  • Jonah: Jay Sklar
  • Micah: Stephen G. Dempster
  • Nahum: Daniel C. Timmer
  • Habakkuk: David G. Firth
  • Zephaniah: Jason DeRouchie
  • Haggai: Michael Stead
  • Zechariah: Anthony R. Peterson
  • Malachi: Eric Ortlund

Volume 9:  John – Acts

  • John: James M. Hamilton, Jr.
  • Acts: Brian Vickers

Volume 11:  Ephesians – Philemon

  • Ephesians: Benjamin L. Merkle
  • Philippians: Jason C. Meyer
  • Colossians: Alistair I. Wilson
  • 1-2 Thessalonians: David W. Chapman
  • 1-2 Timothy & Titus: Denny Burk
  • Philemon: Alistair I. Wilson

Volume 12:  Hebrews – Revelation

  • Hebrews: Dennis E. Johnson
  • James: Robert L. Plummer
  • 1 Peter: Sam Storms
  • 2 Peter & Jude: Matthew Harmon
  • 1-3 John: Ray Van Neste
  • Revelation: Thomas R. Schreiner


Highly recommended! Buy the set for your pastor!

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ESV EXPOSITORY COMMENTARY SERIES, by Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton Jr., Jay Sklar (eds.)

Crossway, 2018 | 1000 pages

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