I have already offered my suggested exegetical resources (including exegetical commentaries)
Here I want to pass on my favorite theological resources to move from biblical text to theology and application
There are many good commentaries that delve into the theological dynamics of the text. Here are some worthwhile series.
BNTC (Black’s) This series balances exegetical study with theological examination
Two Horizons This unique series offers theologically-sensitive exposition, and then also thematic analysis
NTL (New Testament Library) Similar to BNTC
I would also commend reception-oriented series like IVP’s Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series and the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.
There are a few series written by theologians, not biblical scholars, but they tend to be hit-or-miss (e.g., Brazos, Belief).
Moving into the territory of “application” there are several options.
Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary This series boasts beautiful designs, numerous images and sidebars, great scholars, and a…
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