Recommending a one volume bible commentary
One of my new responsibilities at St Paul's Theological Centre is the development of a new theological library.
While I have not made use of them myself in the past, I did want to stock a few one-volume bible commentaries, and I wondered if anybody had a particular recommendation. I know of three
- We already have the Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible, ed. by James D. G. Dunn and John Rogerson.
- I have a slightly older version of the IVP New Bible Commentary. I actually never used it that much and a friend always called it 'The New Bible Cemetery'!
- Came across the Oxford Bible Commentary yesterday for the first time – like the Eerdmans commentary, it has contributions from top scholars.
Do you have any experiences with any of these or perhaps better ones? Let me know before I press the 'purchase' button.