This guide provides some suggestions for purchasing Old Testament/Hebrew Bible commentaries to aid in preaching and teaching. This survey is not exhaustive, though it does try to be inclusive. Priority is given to commentaries that focus on the "final form" of the text and that include some theological reflection and application. Nevertheless, major or significant critical commentaries are also listed. See below for more details about my selection and evaluation process.The biblical books are organized according to the traditional Protestant order. You may jump to the section that interests you by using the links.
I have provided a brief evaluative discussion of the commentaries for each book of the Bible before listing the commentaries. This discussion will typically highight some of the empahses of the works, as well as highlight one or two commentaries which I feel are the best of the group. In addition, I have also used the following classification/evaluation system:
N.B. I am always updating this resource. If you have any questions or comments, or if there is a significant commentary that you think should be listed or if you disagree with my evaluation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org