nigtc-seriesHere is an exciting announcement from Eerdmans: Mark Goodacre and Todd D. Still are taking over editorship of the New International Greek Text Commentary series. The NIGTC is one on the premier New Testament commentaries published today (here is my review of the recent Romans volume from Longenecker). The press release from Eerdmans indicates previous editor Donald Hagner is scaling back from of his responsibilities and I. Howard Marshall passed away in 2015. Marshall was one of the original editors of the series, along with W. Ward Gasque.

Marshall also contributed the first volume of the series in 1978. His NIGTC Luke commentary one of the first major commentaries I purchased when I was in Bible College and I used Charles A. Wanamaker’s Thessalonians commentary as a textbook for Exegesis of Pauline Epistles when I was in Seminary. I consider F. F. Bruce’s NIGTC Galatians commentary to be one of the best ever written on the letter, even though it was published in 1982. New International Greek Text Commentaries appear frequently on my list of top Bible commentaries. Hopefully the series can be completed (Acts, John, Ephesians) and perhaps a few volumes updated to reflect recent scholarship.

Mark Goodacre

Mark Goodacre

Mark Goodacre is professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke University. He served as the series editor for Library of New Testament Studies (formerly Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement), 2004-2014. He has been one f the major voices questioning Q, for example, is The Case Against Q: Studies in Marcan Priority and the Synoptic Problem (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002). In addition, Goodacre is one of the original bibliobloggers, maintaining his NT Blog since 2003, the NT Gateway and he even has a podcast.

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Todd Still

Todd Still is the Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean and William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. He is the co-author of Thinking Through Paul (with Bruce W. Longenecker, Zondervan, 2014) as well the co-editor of the Lightfoot Legacy Series (with Ben Witherington, IVP), including John, Acts, and The Epistles of 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter.

I am happy to say the New International Greek Text Commentary series is in good hands with Goodacre and Still at the helm.