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The New International Commentary Set

40 Volumes / 20,000+ Pages

 

At some point in the near future, I plan on writing reviews for each of these individual commentaries. (Yes, it is going to take some time to put together.) In the mean time, I want to not only post all of these individual links, I also wanted to give you a quick once-over of the entire set. (Again: a more formal review of the entire set is coming.)

 

One of the interesting facts about this set is that it is continually under development. And some of the replaced commentaries are absolutely excellent. Let me give you an example. John Murray’s NICNT Romans volume(s) was published in 1960. At the time it was published, it was considered a “must read” on the book of Romans. Eerdman’s decided to replace it with a two volume commentary by Douglas Moo, which was inserted into the NICNT set in 1996. But Murray’s commentary on Romans was still so good, that Eerdman’s republished it as a stand alone two volume commentary on Romans - and it is still considered an excellent commentary (still in print, too). That should give you an idea of what Eerdman’s is trying to accomplish with this entire set: fresh & modern excellence in exposition. That is one of their stated goals. In my opinion, they are endeavoring to keep it.

 

Many of the writers in both the OT (“NICOT”) and NT (“NICNT”) series are leaders in their fields. They are all Evangelical and Protestant in their theology. All subscribe to a fairly orthodox statement of faith.

 

Many of the authors do not use a standard English text (KJV, ESV, NASB, etc.). Rather, they use their own translations. Those that do use a standard English text use the NIV.

 

While all the authors are comfortable in the original languages (Hebrew & Greek), they keep the grammatical notes out of the body of the commentary. Technical original language comments are found in the footnotes. Those with little or no original language training will have no difficulty following the line of thought in the main body. Those with language skill can go deeper - in the notes.

 

Every book of the NT has a commentary except for 2Peter & Jude. The OT is mostly complete, with commentaries missing for Exodus, Judges, 2Samuel, 1&2 Kings, 1&2 Chronicles, Esther, Psalms, Lamentations (why isn’t that included in Jeremiah?!), Daniel, Hosea, Amos, & Zechariah.

 

All of the books in this set can be purchased collectively (“NIC”), individually (“NIC/Mat”, etc.), or by testament (“NICOT” or “NICNT”). The “NIC/Rom” volume has been available for over a year as a stand alone module. I have reviewed it for content, as well as for how it functions in TW. I must say that it is an excellent commentary on Romans - some say the best ever written (I don’t go that far...). I look forward to taking a deeper look at all of the books in the days ahead.

 

Now, what’s so cool about this set, as far as the TW version goes, is that they are formatted as “hybrid” modules. So, they are laid out like a book module (with easy to see introductions, outlines, excurses, and other features you can’t put into the “.cmt.twm” module type). And the individual verse comments move like a commentary - very nice indeed. AND - the next stable release of TW will have all of the hybrid books available in the “commentary links” Bible view option window. (For those of you not afraid of using a beta version, it already has optimized the “hybrid” module type in the “commentary links” feature.)

 

While not inexpensive, there is simply nothing better than this set available anywhere - at any price. NIC is going to give you what none of the “commentary freebies” are able to offer - consistently excellent modern scholarship - linguistically, archaeologically, scholastically - and any other -ally that you can think of. This set is “Best of Class” when it comes to commentary sets.

 

PURCHASE THE ENTIRE SET

The entire 40 Volume “New International Commentary” (NIC) $1,095.68

 

PURCHASE AN ENTIRE TESTAMENT

The 22 Volume “New International Commentary Old Testament” (NICOT) $661.05

The 18 Volume “New International Commentary New Testament” (NICNT) $503.12

 

SINGLE OLD TESTAMENT VOLUMES

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-17” (NIC/GenA) $35

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Genesis, Chapters 18-50” (NIC/GenB) $39.20

Both “GenA/GenB” Volumes $66.78

 

The “NIC: The Book of Levitcus“ (NIC/Lev) $31.50

 

The “NIC: The Book of Numbers“ (NIC/Num) $36.40

 

The “NIC: The Book of Deuteronomy“ (NIC/Deut) $31.50

 

The “NIC: The Book of Joshua“ (NIC/Josh) $31.50

 

The “NIC: The Book of Ruth“ (NIC/Ruth) $28.00

 

The “NIC: The Book of First Book of Samuel“ (NIC/1Sam) $38.50

 

The “NIC: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah“ (NIC/EzrNeh) $28.00

 

The “NIC: The Book of Job” (NIC/Job) $37.80

 

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 1-15“ (NIC/ProvA) $40.60

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 16-31“ (NIC/ProvB) $40.60

Both “ProvA/ProvB” Volumes $73.08

 

The “NIC: The Book of Ecclesiastes“ (NIC/Eccl) $27.30

 

The “NIC: Song of Songs“ (NIC/Songs) $26.60

 

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 1-39“ (NIC/IsaA) $42.00

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 40-66“ (NIC/IsaB) $42.00

Both “IsaA/IsaB” Volumes $75.60

 

The “NIC: The Book of Jeremiah“ (NIC/Jer) $42.00

 

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Ezekiel, Chapters 1-24“ (NIC/EzkA) $42.00

The One Volume “NIC: The Book of Ezekiel, Chapters 25-48“ (NIC/EzkB) $42.00

Both “EzkA/EzkB” Volumes $75.60

 

The “NIC: Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, & Micah“ (NIC/JoeObaJonMic) $32.20

 

The “NIC: Books of Nahum, Habakkuk & Zephaniah“ (NIC/NahHabZeph) $31.50

 

The “NIC: Books of Haggai & Malachi“ (NIC/HagMal) $31.50

 

SINGLE NEW TESTAMENT VOLUMES

The “NIC: The Gospel of Matthew“ (NIC/Matt) $42.00

 

The “NIC: The Gospel of Mark“ (NIC/Mark) $33.00

 

The “NIC: The Gospel of Luke“ (NIC/Luke) $34.80

 

The “NIC: The Gospel According to John“ (NIC/John) $51.30

 

The “NIC: The Book of Acts“ (NIC/Acts) $30.00

 

The “NIC: The Epistle to the Romans“ (NIC/Rom) $39.00

Read My Comprehensive Product Review for “NIC/Rom” by clicking here.

See how “NIC/Rom” nicely works with theWord Bible Software by clicking here.

 

The “NIC: The First Epistle to the Corinthians“ (NIC/1Cor) $39.00

 

The “NIC: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians“ (NIC/2Cor) $36.00

 

The “NIC: The Epistle to the Galatians“ (NIC/Gal) $22.80

 

The “NIC: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians“ (NIC/Phil) $28.80

 

The “NIC: Epistles to Colossians, Philemon & Ephesians“ (NIC/ColPhilEph) $28.80

 

The “NIC: First & Second Epistles to the Thessalonians“ (NIC/1Thes2Thes) $26.40

 

The “NIC: The Letters to Timothy and Titus“ (NIC/1Tim2TimTit) $36.00

 

The “NIC: The Epistle to the Hebrews“ (NIC/Heb) $36.00

 

The “NIC: The Epistle to James“ (NIC/Jam) $31.20

 

The “NIC: The First Epistle of Peter“ (NIC/1Pet) $23.40

 

The “NIC: The Epistles of John“ (NIC/123Jn) $23.40

 

The “NIC: The Book of Revelation“ (NIC/Rev) $30.00

 

New International Commentary Set (40 Volumes)

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Many of these volumes are individually the best available commentaries on their individual books. While no multiple authored set is going to be of equal value, this set does a good job of maintaining excellence across the board. I highly recommend them.

DDT Rating

 

“Best of Class”

Unecessary

Essential

Greek/Hebrew Skills Needed

Brief

Sufficient

Verbose

Entry Length

Leans Left

Unbiased

Leans Right

Theological Bias

Disciple

Pastoral

Theologian

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