Best Advanced OT Commentaries

by Jason Gile

This is a list of the best one or two commentaries for most books of the Old Testament, ranging from semi-technical to technical. They provide the best guide to the language and text of the OT. In my opinion, these would be the commentaries to buy for academic study. (In most cases other commentaries would be more appropriate for homiletics.) The list in some cases assumes a limited budget, e.g., the one volume OTL commentaries on Kings, Chronicles, and Jeremiah.

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Judges

1 & 2 Samuel

1 & 2 Kings

1 & 2 Chronicles

Ezra-Nehemiah

Esther

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Songs

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Ezekiel

Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Micah

Zephaniah

Malachi

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