Answered By: Lisa Setters Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015 Views: 7528
Answered By: Lisa Setters
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015 Views: 7528
A critical commentary:
- Is based on the Greek text
- Was published in the last 40 years or so
- Has a large bibliography and footnotes
- Often has a translation of the original text
- Focuses on narrower areas of the text (such as a book or a few books that can be grouped together like the Johannine Epistles)
- They also tend to have a significant portion of their text devoted to behind-the-text issues, like the composition of the book, history of interpretation, text-critical issues, etc. These issues usually get their own chapter.
Examples of critical commentaries include:
- Baker Exegetical
This is in contrast to commentaries based on the English text, homiletical and/or devotional commentaries which would NOT be considered critical.
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