• Excellent word study discussions--a great supplement to Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. This book is readable, informative, and rich in helpful insights. Recommended.
    1. Some helpful material, but beware that there is also false teaching in these books regarding a second way of salvation for those who have not heard. Bruner holds that they will be saved per Matt. 25 (Judgment of the Nations) by doing good works. I found his discussion of this subject disturbing, and have thus lowered my rating of Bruner's commentaries on Matthew.
      1. Some helpful material, but beware that there is also false teaching in these books regarding a second way of salvation for those who have not heard. Bruner holds that they will be saved per Matt. 25 (Judgment of the Nations) by doing good works. I found his discussion of this subject disturbing, and have thus lowered my rating of Bruner's commentaries on Matthew.
        1. These are scholarly, conservative commentaries with helpful insights throughout. As far as I can tell, these volumes are premillennial and dispensational in orientation (which I share), but worthwhile for those from other theological persuasions as well. Each commentary discusses all relevant Hebrew and Greek words in depth, in every verse, utilizing sound exegetical principles. I would recommend these for serious students of the Word. I have even used the Jonah volume in a 2nd year Hebrew exegesis class. The discussions of the lexical and contextual components of each verse are handled with scholarly thought and care. Highly recommended.
          1. Clear, concise, and a treasure trove of information. Outstanding commentary!
            1. These two volumes are the most detailed, scholarly commentaries on Revelation from a pretribulational, premillennial perspective that I know of. Dr. Thomas was en engineer before getting his theological training at Dallas Theological Seminary. His writing reflects his analytical, scholarly approach, writing with great attention to detail. Dr. Thomas, early in his career wrote a thesis on the book of Revelation and it remained a lifelong area of passion for him. These volumes are the fruit of his lifetime of study on the book of Revelation. (Dr. Thomas was my faculty advisor at The Master's Seminary—I have the highest respect for his scholarship and contribution to Christ's kingdom.)
              1. Superb commentary. Scholarly, readable, and full of helpful insights. Highly recommended.
                1. Excellent collection of sermons, outlines, and preaching/teaching ideas for all serious students of the word.
                  1. Excessively liberal views are inimical to a high view of inspiration. The material in several OT books make implications that I find offensive, not the least of which are suggestions that the redemptive truths in Isaiah 53 find their origin in pagan religious systems of Israel's neighbors. For Bible background studies, I prefer: The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era, Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs, Illustrated Manners and Customs of the Bible, Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus: An Investigation into Economic and Social Conditions during the New Testament Period, and various Bible Encyclopedias and Bible Handbooks.
                    1. Just return it if you don't like it...this is a good resource