Last year I had intended to use my pastoral book allowance to expand my collection of commentaries. I bought a few, but not as many as I should have. To further this goal in 2004, I'm asking that we engage in a task here at this blog. I'll list five books of the Bible per week that I'd like recommendations for- these can be traditional commentaries in the various commentary seria (Anchor, NIBC, etc.) or individual monographs, essays, or exegetical/theological works that you believe should be on the shelf of a pastor when they prepare a sermon or lesson on a Biblical text. So to begin- The Pentateuch. Weigh in on the comments. I'll post my top choices at the end of the week.