Technical or Critical or Exegetical: Includes very detailed, technical discussion of text. Requires some understanding of the original languages.
Expositional or Essential or Semi-Technical: Includes less technical, but still extensive discussion. Does not rely on readers' understanding of original languages but may refer to original languages.
New International Biblical Commentary
New International Commentary on the New Testament
New International Commentary on the Old Testament
New American Commentary
New Century Bible Commentary
Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
Homiletical: Intended to aid in sermon preparation. Usually based on an English translation of the Bible.
Devotional or Applicational: Focuses on the basic meaning of the text and life application.
Commentaries are located in two places:
The general call number ranges for commentaries are: