5 Helpful Commentaries on 1 Peter

We’re winding down our series through 1 Peter on Sunday mornings at Kosmosdale Baptist Church, so I thought I’d list 5 commentaries that have been particularly helpful and insightful.

(1) Tom Schreiner’s volume from the New American Commentary series.  Get it here.

(2) Karen Jobes’s volume from the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.  Get it here.

(3) John Elliott’s volume from The Anchor Bible Commentary series.  Get it here.

(4) Peter Davids’s volume from The New International Commentary on the New Testament series.  Get it here.

(5) Wayne Grudem’s volume from the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries series.  Get it here.


Here are 3 honorable mentions:

(1) Scot McKnight’s volume from the NIV Application Commentary series.

(2) J. Ramsey Michaels’s volume from the Word Biblical Commentary series.

(3) I. Howard Marshall’s volume from the IVP New Testament Commentary series.

Tom Schreiner Defines the “Glory of God”

New Testament scholar Tom Schreiner contributed a chapter to For the Fame of God’s Name entitled “A Biblical Theology of the Glory of God.”  He gives the following definition of God’s “glory”:

“I would define the glory of God as the beauty, majesty, and greatness of who he is; therefore, in all he does, whether in salvation or in judgment, the greatness of his being is demonstrated.”