Commentaries comprise at least one third of my library. Books that help you better understand the text of Scripture are worth the investment in my opinion. And of all the sets and series that I own I think the Pillar NT series is probably my favorite all around.
In his Guide to Biblical Commentaries (8th ed., 2009) John F. Evans writes this about the Pillar set:
The volumes available are strongly evangelical, well grounded in scholarship, insightful, and warmly recommended. I regard a good half of the series as first choices for pastors: Carson on John, Peterson on Acts, O’Brien on Ephesians, Moo’s two volumes on Colossians-Philemon and James, and Davids on 2 Peter-Jude. … Carson’s editorial work helps keep the standards high. (p. 22)
The series just expanded with the recent addition of Peter T. O’Brien’s anticipated commentary on Hebrews (note: I buy every commentary by O’Brien). For a limited time Westminster books is now offering O’Brien’s commentary at a generous 45% discount ($50.00 / $27.50).
And if you buy at least two Pillar commentaries, Westminster is offing an added 10% discount (offer ends March 9).
Here are the other titles in the series:
- Matthew by Leon Morris — $50.00 / $30.50
- Mark by James R. Edwards, Jr. — $50.00 / $31.50
- John by D. A. Carson — $48.00 / $30.72
- Acts by David Peterson — $65.00 / $39.65
- Romans by Leon Morris — $45.00 / $27.00
- Ephesians by Peter T. O’Brien — $44.00 / $28.16
- Philippians by G. Walter Hansen — $44.00 / $28.16
- Colossians and Philemon by Douglas J. Moo — $44.00 / $24.20
- Thessalonians by Gene L. Green — $45.00 / $28.80
- James by Douglas J. Moo — $34.00 / $20.40
- 2 Peter and Jude by Peter Davids — $36.00 / $23.76
- Letters of John by Colin Kruse — $34.00 / $21.76