Daily Archives: January 18, 2007


Commentary Crossload

I was reading yet another commentary on Revelation recently (Steve Gregg, Revelation, Four Views : A Parallel Commentary (Nashville, Tenn.: T. Nelson Publishers, 1997). The author made what I thought was a very astute observation on the state of so many commentary sets today: they’re all repeating each other.

“I went to great expense purchasing commentaries, only to find that many of them virtually duplicated almost all of the material of many others and only occasionally presented a distinctive element”

Think about it: How many times have you reached for commentary “A” then “B” and found virtually the same material?