BestCommentaries.com is getting even better!

John Dyer over at BestCommentaries.com is working hard to make his new site even better. He had already…

  • received great support from publishers for using volumes that specifically review and rate commentaries.
  • made a “Best of the Best” page so you can quickly find the two highest ranked commentaries for each Bible book.
  • added the function of pulling in Amazon.com reviews into the site (see blog here).
  • updated the algorithm for scoring commentaries. You can keep up to date with his blog here.

Even better than all of this is the fact that he has started to add monographs! He hasn’t blogged about it yet–probably because this latest feature is so limited at this point–but he has begun to add “Special Studies” for Bible books. You can see what he has already done for the Letter of James at http://www.bestcommentaries.com/category/special-studies-in-james/

It will also take a lot of work (and probably a bit of help), but John has also told me that he wants to eventually include

  • PhD dissertations
  • M.A. theses
  • journal articles
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BestCommentaries.com

John Dyer has been developing a helpful bibliographic resource for Bible commentaries at www.bestcommentaries.com. His companion blog site is found here. It appears to be quite comprehensive and includes lists by series, Bible book, author, and forthcoming commentaries. Also the capability for registered members to add their libraries with reviews that are then used to determine a numerical rating. Thank you John!

Journal Table of Contents

I’m always interested in ways to continue doing academic research while I work in the remote country of Papua New Guinea. Charles Hatton has alerted us here to a new tool available at the SBTS library. They have reproduced the journal table of contents on their website of all the new issues that the library has received. What a valuable tool!