New Covenant Commentary Series (NCCS)

Michael Bird announces a new commentary series called The New Covenant Commentary Series (NCCS). The series will be edited by Craig Keener and Michael Bird and published by Wipf & Stock between 2009 and 2014.

Here are the projected volumes and authors:

  • Matthew, Joel Willitts (North Park University, Chicago)
  • Mark, Kim Huat Tan (Trinity Theological College, Singapore)
  • Luke, Jeannine Brown (Bethel Seminary, St. Paul)
  • John, Jey Kanagaraj (Hindustan Bible Institute & College, India)
  • Acts, Youngmo Cho (Asia Life University, South Korea)
  • Romans, Craig Keener (Palmer Seminary, Philadelphia)
  • 1 Corinthians, Bruce Winter (Queensland Theological College, Australia)
  • 2 Corinthians, David deSilva (Ashland Theological Seminary, Ohio)
  • Galatians, Brian Vickers (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville)
  • Ephesians, Lynn Cohick (Wheaton College, Wheaton)
  • Philippians, Linda Belleville (Bethel College, Indiana)
  • Colossians, Philemon, Michael Bird (Highland Theological College, Scotland)
  • 1-2 Thessalonians, David Garland (George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Texas)
  • Pastoral Epistles, Aida Besancon-Spencer (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Massachusetts)
  • Hebrews, Tom Thatcher (Cincinnati Christian University, Ohio)
  • James, Pablo Jimenez (Pastor, Puerto Rico)
  • 1 Peter, Eric Greaux (Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina)
  • 2 Peter, Jude, Andrew Mbuvi (Shaw University Divinity School, North Carolina)
  • 1-3 John, Sam Ngewa (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Kenya)
  • Revelation, Gordon Fee (Regent College, Canada)

Read the series preface at Euangelion.

Hmm. It looks like there might already be a New Covenant Commentary Series:

William J. Dumbrell (Th.D., Harvard University) was for many years Vice-Principal of Moore Theological College, Sydney where he also lectured in Old Testament. He also lectured at Regent College in Vancouver, and Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of many fine books that follow some significant biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation such as Covenant and Creation, The End of the Beginning, The Search for Order, The New Covenant and The Faith of Israel. He has also written commentaries on Galatians, Romans, and the Gospel of John in the New Covenant Commentary Series. He still teaches at several Sydney colleges and at Macquarie University, Sydney.


6 Responses to New Covenant Commentary Series (NCCS)

  1. Chad May 30, 2008 at 6:34 pm #

    Hi Phil,

    I think that Galatians commentary is similar to Dumbrell’s Romans commentary. I also noticed at that link that he has written a commentary on John; however, the Galatians and John are not available on regular booksites (e.g., Amazon). What is this Koorong site and how did you come across these commentaries by Dumbrell. They look good.

  2. Phil Gons May 30, 2008 at 10:31 pm #

    I don’t know much about Dumbrell. I just did a Google search for “New Covenant Commentary Series,” and this was one of the few hits that came up.

    I’m familiar with Koorong. I bought WBC for Libronix from them a few years ago for dirt cheap. A friend of mine who lives in Australia tells me that they are one of the largest Christian bookstores there.

    If you pick up any of his commentaries, I’d be interested to hear what you think.

  3. Chad May 31, 2008 at 7:01 am #


    I was not aware of his Galatians and John commentaries. I have read his Romans commentary, which is terribly short, but good (and I suspect the same for Galatians and John).

  4. Nicholas Hill June 3, 2008 at 7:20 pm #

    It seems with Aida Besancon-Spencer doing the Pastoral Epistles, they are definitely gunning for an egalitarian view of church leadership (female elders, etc.) rather than a complementarian view.

  5. Chris tenBroeke June 16, 2008 at 5:49 pm #

    Hey fellow bloggers,

    Who is KOORONG?

    My name is Chris ten Broeke, I am a Marketing Assistant with Koorong, a chain of Christian Bookstores throughout Australia that has been going for 30 years. I write many of the author bios and blurbs for our website….and I am constantly updating commentary information when able with Parableman which is a brilliant site. Buy your books through Koorong a distinctly Christian chain for the thinking Christian, we send all over the world at competitive rates


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