There is an ongoing thread titled "Best Greek NT Commentaries" http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=198
. One of the resources for this topic is an 'Annotated Bibliography' by Dr. Jon Weatherly of Cincinnati Bible College. I have contacted him and he released his list to be augmented by anyone else who will fill out any gaps and bring it up to date. I think this could be a good resource to add to the B-Greek forum. Interested members can find a pdf copy of his annotated bibliography currently hosted at http://www.letsreadgreek.com/resources/annotatedbibliography.pdf
. The latest publication in his list is from 2002.
Personal websites come and go, but B-Greek hopefully will be a resource that will pass from generation to generation, formerly an e-mail list and now a Php forum, and twenty years from now, who knows what kind of interface B-Greek will be using. But I would really like to see B-Greek host resources which future generations can modify and update. A list of NT commentaries, with comments on how valuable each is to the student of Greek would be a very valuable addition to our current resources for all our members and guests. And with now over 1000 members strong, a strong board of qualified administrators and moderators, and many participating teachers and specialists, we have a strong community of people who can add and augment such a list and give comments on each commentary.
I am suggesting that we take Jon Weatherly's list, and augment it and host it here on B-Greek. This is a project, because Weatherly's current list is out of date, the list has new additions monthly, and his summaries of each commentary need to be updated and qualified, each commentary given a fuller explanation of its strengths and weaknesses for the student of Greek. We have numerous members who are very interested in particular books, authors, theological traditions, and have the familiarity with any given commentary to tell other members what they appreciated and what they thought was lacking in any particular work. Perhaps 'Greek Commentaries' could be a new forum with one sub forum for each Book of the NT, and one topic for each commentary, with a sticky topic for each commentary's blurb, with comments below that blurb. (Unfortunately, our PHP forum does not allow nested threads like our old e-mail list allowed). Or we could host an HTML page in the same format that Weatherly's list is currently formatted. Since our list is not a conservative, evangelical site, but an independent unaffiliated site which has members that have no required religious affiliation, I suggest that some of Jon's remarks be changed to identify the theological orientation of all commentaries. But his list is a great start. I'd really like to see B-Greek, an entity which is now 20+ years old, add some solid, weathered, well-vetted resources to its resources.
Is this a project that anyone would be willing to help with or think a valuable addition? How could we go forward with this type of project? We would need several qualified people from differing traditions and theological orientations to agree to the 'blurb' for each commentary. Any comments or suggestions? (I know there is a book out there which talks about the various NT commentaries, grammars, theological studies, etc. - I cannot think of the name at the time, perhaps someone can chime in. Perhaps the B-Greek website could produce an online version of that work, but focus only on the Greek-orientated NT commentaries).