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EVALUATION OF THE COMMENTARIES BY J. VERNON MCGEE AND SIMON KISTEMAKER AND WILLIAM HENDRICKSEN

07/27/2016

Do you recommend J. Vernon McGee commentaries? and Are Simon Kistemaker and William Hendriksen in the same commentary series? If not, what series is better? I apologize for the broadness of the question. Thanks!

Tony,

Thank you for your questions. J. Vernon McGee is one of my heroes. Let me explain why. As a very young Christian I would listen to him on the radio and learn so much. He has the knack of "putting the cookies down where we all could reach them." However over time I began to see that while Dr. McGee might do well for babes, he was not good at feeding maturing Christians who studied their Bibles. For beginners, I know of none better.

For the more mature, Hendricksen and Kistemaker are far better. They are both reverent scholars and are pastoral in tone. You can learn a ton from them. I still use their commentaries though I have been in ministry for 40+ years!

You will have to gauge your own maturity level and make your decision.

Best Wishes.

Pastor Steve Martin
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