Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts

Here is a list of commentaries that can be borrowed at archive.org. Commentaries that are most likely to be useful for expository preaching are marked with an asterisk (*). Commentaries that make use of historical criticism are marked “Critical.” Commentaries that are evangelical and generally avoid historical criticism are marked “Evangelical.”

Matthew

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 7: New Testament Articles; Matthew, Mark (1951) (Critical)

Matthew : introduction, commentary and notes (The Anchor Bible) by Albright, W. F. and Mann, C. S.  (1971) (Critical)

The Sermon on the Mount : a commentary on the Sermon on the mount, including the Sermon on the plain (Matthew 5:3-7:27 and Luke 6:20-49) (Hermeneia) by Betz, Hans Dieter (1995) (Critical) (Technical)

*The Birth of the Messiah : a commentary on the infancy narratives in Matthew and Luke by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1977) (Critical) (Matthew 1-2)

*The Death of the Messiah : from Gethsemane to the grave, volume 2 by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1994) (Critical) (Matthew 27:31-66)

*Matthew : a commentary by Bruner, Frederick Dale (2004) ׂ(Critical)

 The Gospel According to St. Matthew : a commentary (Torch Bible Commentary) by Cox, G. E. P.  (1969) (Critical)

The Gospel of St. Matthew (The Pelican New Testament Commentaries) by Fenton, J. C. (1963) (Critical)

The Gospel According to St. Matthew : a text and commentary for students by Jones, Alexander  (1965) (Critical)

*Matthew 1-7 : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Luz, Ulrich (2007) Matthew 8-20 : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Luz, Ulrich (1989) Matthew 21-28 : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Luz, Ulrich (2005) (Critical) (Technical)

Matthew (New International Biblical Commentary) by Mounce, Robert H. (1991) (Evangelical)

The Gospel According to Matthew (The New Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Reid, Barbara E. (2005) (Critical)

The Gospel according to St. Matthew : an introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) by Tasker, R. V. G. (Randolph Vincent Greenwood) (1983) (Evangelical)

Mark

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 7: New Testament Articles; Matthew, Mark (1951) (Critical)

Invitation to Mark : a commentary on the Gospel of Mark, with complete text from the Jerusalem Bible by Achtemeier, Paul J. (1978) (Critical) (Technical)

The Death of the Messiah : from Gethsemane to the grave, volume 2 by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1994) (Critical) (Technical) (Mark 15:20-47)

According to Mark : a running commentary on the oldest Gospel by Carrington, Philip (1960) (Critical)

The Gospel according to St. Mark : an introduction and commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) by Cole, R. A. (R. Alan) (1961) (Evangelical)

Mark : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Collins, Adela Yarbro (2007) (Critical)

Mark : a new translation with introduction and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by Mann, C. S. (1986) (Critical)

The Gospel according to Saint Mark (Stonyhurst Scripture Manuals) by Martindale, C. C. (1956) (Critical)

The Gospel of St Mark (The Pelican New Testament Commentaries) by Nineham, D. E. (Dennis Eric) (1969) (Critical)

The Good News according to Mark by Schweizer, Eduard (1970) (Critical)

The Gospel according to St. Mark by Taylor, Vincent (1966) (Critical)

Preaching Mark (Fortress Resources for Preaching) by Thurston, Bonnie Bowman (2002) (Critical)

Mark (Basic Bible Commentary) by Weaver, Walter P. (1994) (Critical)

Mark (Interpretation Commentary) by Williamson, Lamar (1983) (Critical)

Luke

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 8: Luke, John (1951) (Critical)

The Gospel of Luke (Daily Study Bible) by Barclay, William (1956) (Critical)

The Sermon on the Mount : a commentary on the Sermon on the mount, including the Sermon on the plain (Matthew 5:3-7:27 and Luke 6:20-49) (Hermeneia) by Betz, Hans Dieter (1995) (Critical) (Technical)

*Luke 1 : a commentary on the Gospel of Luke 1:1-9:50 (Hermeneia) by Bovon, Francois (2002) Luke 2 : a commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-19:27 (Hermeneia) by Bovon, François (2013) Luke 3 : a commentary on the Gospel of Luke 19:28-24:53 (Hermeneia) by Bovon, François (2002) (Critical) (Technical)

*The Birth of the Messiah : a commentary on the infancy narratives in Matthew and Luke by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1977) (Critical) (Technical) (Luke 1-2)

*The Death of the Messiah : from Gethsemane to the grave, volume 2 by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1994) (Critical) (Technical) (Luke 23:26-56)

The Gospel of Saint Luke (The Pelican Gospel Commentaries) by Caird, G. B. (George Bradford) (1963) (Critical)

Luke (Interpretation) by Craddock, Fred B., Jr. (1990) (Critical)

The Gospel of Luke (The New Century Bible) by Ellis, E. Earle (Edward Earle) (1981) (Critical)

Luke (New International Biblical Commentary) by Evans, Craig A. (1990) (Evangelical)

*The Gospel according to Luke (I-IX) : introduction, translation and notes by Fitzmyer, Joseph A. (1981)The Gospel according to Luke (X-XXIV) : introduction, translation and notes by Fitzmyer, Joseph A. (1985) (Critical) (Technical)

Invitation to Luke : a commentary on the Gospel of Luke with complete text from the Jerusalem Bible by Karris, Robert J. (1977) (Critical)

The Gospel according to Luke (Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Kodell, Jerome (1983) (Critical)

A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke by Obach, Robert E; Kirk, Albert (2001) (Critical)

The Gospel according to Luke (New Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Patella, Michael (2005) (Critical)

The Good News according to Luke by Schweizer, Eduard (1984) (Critical)

John

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 8: Luke, John (1951) (Critical)

The Gospel of John, revised edition (Daily Study Bible) by Barclay, William (1975) (Critical)

The Gospel of John (The New Century Bible) by Lindars, Barnabas (1972) (Critical)

*The Gospel according to John (i- xii) : introduction, translation and notes by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1966) The Gospel according to John (xiii-xxi) : introduction, translation and notes by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1966) (Critical) (Technical)

The Gospel and Epistles of John : a concise commentary by Brown, Raymond Edward (1988) (Critical)

*The Death of the Messiah : from Gethsemane to the grave, volume 2 by Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward) (1994) (Critical) (John 19:16-42)

The Gospel of John : a commentary by Bultmann, Rudolf Karl (1976) (Critical)

The Gospel according to John and the Johannine Epistles (Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Flanagan, Neal M. (1983) (Critical)

John, the gospel of faith (Everyman’s Bible Commentary) by Harrison, Everett Falconer (1962) (Evangelical)

The Gospel according to John (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Hunter, A. M. (1965) (Critical)

The Gospel of St John (The Pelican Gospel Commentaries) by Marsh, John (1968) (Critical)

John (New International Biblical Commentary) by Michaels, J. Ramsey (1995) (Evangelical)

John (New Testament Message) by McPolin, James (1979) (Critical)

The Gospel of John (Sacra Pagina) by Moloney, Francis J. (1998) (Critical)

A Commentary on the Gospel of John by Obach, Robert E; Kirk, Albert (1981) (Critical)

*The Gospel according to St. John, volume 1 (chs. 1-4) by Schnackenburg, Rudolf (1980)  The Gospel according to St. John, volume 2 (chs. 5-12) by Schnackenburg, Rudolf (1982) The Gospel according to St. John, volume 3 (chs. 13-21) by Schnackenburg, Rudolf (1982) (Critical) (Technical)

The Gospel according to St. John : an introduction and commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) by Tasker, R. V. G. (Randolph Vincent Greenwood) (1960) (Evangelical

The Acts of the Apostles

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 9: Acts, Romans (1951) (Critical) 

The Acts of the Apostles (Daily Study Bible) by Barclay, William (1976) (Critical) 

Acts of the Apostles : a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles (Hermeneia) by Conzelmann, Hans (1987) (Critical) (Technical)

*The Acts of the Apostles a new translation with introduction and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by Fitzmyer, Joseph A. (1998) (Critical) (Technical)

The Acts of the Apostles; a commentary (New Testament Library)  by Haenchen, Ernst (1971) (Critical)

The Acts of the Apostles (New Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Hamm, M. Dennis (2005) (Critical)

To Every Nation under Heaven : the Acts of the Apostles (The New Testament in Context) by Kee, Howard Clark (1997) (Critical)

The Acts of the Apostles (Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Kurz, William S. (1983) (Critical)

The Acts of the Apostles : introduction, translation and notes (The Anchor Bible) by Munck, Johannes, revised by Albright, William F. and Mann, C. S. (1967) (Critical)

Acts of the Apostles (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Packer, J. W. (John William) (1966) (Critical)

*Acts : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Pervo, Richard I. (2009) (Critical) (Technical)

A Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles (Harper’s New Testament Commentaries) by Williams, C. S. C. (Charles Stephan Conway) (1957) (Critical)