While the Old Testament Commentary Survey by Tremper Longman, and the New Testament Commentary Survey by D.A. Carson, have long been essential resources for pastors and scholars looking to wisely add to their library, the nature of these books means they must be periodically updated as new commentaries enter the market.
Now in their fifth and seventh editions, respectively, these two surveys list, describe, and evaluate works on every book of the Bible, as well as sets and one-volume commentaries. The result is a pair of balanced, sensible guides for those who preach and teach the Scriptures and need help in choosing the best tools.
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Daniel.
D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of more than forty books and is one of the leaders of The Gospel Coalition.