Reformed Baptist Commentaries

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  1. NoutheticCounselor

    NoutheticCounselor Puritan Board Freshman

    I absolutely love the Newport Commentary series by Particular Baptist Press. Can anyone recommend any other commentaries that approach the Scriptures from a Particular/Reformed Baptist perspective?

  2. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Spurgeon's Treasury of David on the Psalms; also his commentary on Matthew
  3. yeutter

    yeutter Puritan Board Senior

    John Gill
  4. reaganmarsh

    reaganmarsh Puritan Board Senior

    I'm slow, so I offer my apologies in advance; but I'm unfamiliar with this series. Are you able to provide more information, or a link?

    To your OP:

    If you're willing to classify Bunyan as a Baptist, his exposition of Gen 1-11 is good. You may also consider Pink's Studies in the Scriptures, which are a series of expositions through various books of the Bible. Haldane (he was a Baptist, wasn't he? I'm drawing a blank) on Romans is helpful, too.

    We don't have many RB writing theologians...
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  5. Unworthy_Servant

    Unworthy_Servant Puritan Board Freshman

    I second this. I've read some of his commentary on the book of John. Super good.
  6. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    It appears that not only can someone do so, but a few have; ergo, I answer in the affirmative, and hope this adequately exhausts your inquiry! :pilgrim:
  7. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Thomas Schreiner, among moderns, is usually good. His Romans commentary could use an updating, as he changed his position on imputation (in a good direction) after he wrote the commentary. But he has commentaries on many other books of the Bible as well, and they are excellent.
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  8. Timotheos

    Timotheos Puritan Board Freshman


    Schreiner's comm on Galatians was solid as well. You see his move on imputation visibly there.
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  9. Krak3n

    Krak3n Puritan Board Freshman

    Allow me to preface my next statement with this, I have not read Schreiner myself. However, I see his name yoked up with New Covenant Theology via Google and other less than trustworthy sources. Is there any truth to that?

    *Edit: I mentioned Poole and Henry... Probably doesn't apply to OP.
  10. reaganmarsh

    reaganmarsh Puritan Board Senior

    He is definitely a NCT guy, but he's also a solid 5-pointer and an excellent exegete. One's view of the covenants matters, but don't write him off strictly over that.
  11. Krak3n

    Krak3n Puritan Board Freshman

    Thank you for clarifying, as I said, I was only slightly aware of a connection there.

    Is it permissible to recommend a commentary by a man who would put forth a theology that would bar them from membership on this board? I assure you, this is an honest question.

    And more to the point of the OP, does anyone know where John Gill's commentary could be found at a... "reprinted" price. (Read cheap.) I know it can be found electronically, but it would be nice to hold physically.
  12. NoutheticCounselor

    NoutheticCounselor Puritan Board Freshman

    The Newport Commentary Series by Particular Baptist Press republishes his commentary on John.

    The Newport Commentary Series by Particular Baptist Press republishes his commentary on Genesis.
  13. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    In general, yes. Technically speaking, men like Augustine, Luther, and Calvin could not be members of this board since they did not subscribe to the Reformed confessions.

    However, it would be out of bounds to advocate for a specific teaching that contradicts the confessions. By advocating for a commentary in general is different than advocating for a specific doctrine in said commentary.

    I like Schriener as well, but I believe he has also switched to Historic Premil as well. Correct me if I am wrong.

    D. A. Carson has some good stuff.
  14. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    I believe that he was the general editor of the NT portion of the Esv study Bible.
  15. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    John Gill might have been also a Hyper-Calvinist on some regards, so would that disqualify him also?

    Think that we can profit and use materials from others even if they do not 100% agree with us in all areas of doctrine, as long as we agree on the essentials of the Christian Faith.
  16. Krak3n

    Krak3n Puritan Board Freshman

    I'm not sure about Gill. I've heard good things about him, but also the claim of Hyper-Calvinism. I've never read into that to be sure.

    Your statement above about being in 100% agreement makes it sound as though the differences are minute. That will vary by case.

    Regarding my question about recommending certain works, Ken has been kind enough to explain that it is permissible. Thank you Ken.

    Personally, I would not recommend any NCT authors. See Board rule 3b for reasoning.

    This has been covered elsewhere, my apologies to the OP for derailing.
  17. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    When I say disagreements, it would be in the areas such as Eschatology, but not in areas such as how to view the scriptures regarding inspiration/inerrancy, as that would be an area where have to agree..
    I do not agree with the NCT on how they view the Law and its relationship to us now, but that author listed does have some fine books he has written, if we can separate the peculiar views on that issue out from the rest.
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