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66 Must-Have Bible Commentaries

Commentaries on the Old Testament and New Testament are essential for understanding Scripture as well as teaching and preachers. Whether you are a layperson or a pastor, consider these top commentaries, one for each book of the Bible.

Genesis

by Gordon J. Wenham

Accolades:

  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Genesis
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Genesis

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advance courses
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Exodus

Exodus

by Douglas K. Stuart

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: ranked #1 commentary on Exodus
Leviticus

by Gordon J. Wenham

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advance courses

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Leviticus
  • Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars
Numbers

by Gordon J. Wenham

Accolades:

  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Numbers
  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Numbers

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Deuteronomy

by J. G. McConville

Accolades:

  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Deuteronomy
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help