11 Best Jeremiah Commentaries You Must Read First
June 8, 2017

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1) Book of Jeremiah (Epworth Commentary)

 

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Top Jeremiah Commentaries // #1

Thirty one texts comprise the Epworth Commentaries – the first commentaries to be based on the Revised English Bible.  They are appealing to ministers, preachers, teachers, students, and church leaders and help relate the Bibles ancient texts to the needs of Christians in a multi-racial, multi-faith society.  The book on Jeremiah is written by Henry McKeating.

 

2) Jeremiah: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary

 

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Top Jeremiah Commentaries // #2

A beautiful commentary on  Jeremiah – the longest book in the Bible and also one of the most complex.  This book is written by Dr. Terence E. Fretheim – Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.  He focuses on literary and theological issues with the added intention of providing thoughtful reflections for teachers and preachers.

 

3) Jeremiah, Lamentations (The NIV Application Commentary)

 

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J. Andrew Dearman shares perspectives on Jeremiah and Lamentations  that show ageless truths for our modern lives in this NIV Application Commentary. NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications.  This top commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application

 

4) Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope (Preaching the Word)

 

 

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Dr. Philip Graham Ryken – the eighth president of Wheaton College – offers a tour de force on Jeremiah and Lamentations in From Sorrow to Hope for Preaching the Word.  This series is recognized for its steadfast commitment to biblical authority, readability, and clear exposition of Scripture.  It’s the perfect resource for pastors, teachers, and those seeking to enrich their personal Bible study. R. Kent Hughes, of College Church in Wheaton Illinois, is the editor of the 45 book series.

 

 

5) Jeremiah & Lamentations (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

 

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Dr. Hetty Lalleman – tutor in Old Testament studies at Spurgeon’s College, London – wrote her PhD dissertation on Jeremiah & Lamentations.  She writes about them for Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries here in this strong and compelling text.  Tyndale is the premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking world.  The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised text of Jeremiah & Lamentations has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

 

6) The Message of Jeremiah (Bible Speaks Today)

 

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Top Jeremiah Commentaries // #6

Christopher J. H. Wright, PhD is the international ministries director of the Langham Partnership.  He writes a careful and accessible commentary on Jeremiah for the Bible Speaks Today.  This commentary series embraces a three-prong approach to commentaries: expound the biblical text with accuracy, relate it to contemporary life and to readable. Each contributor in this series is both a noted scholar and a working pastor.

 

7) Jeremiah, Lamentations (New International Biblical)

 

 

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Wise and insightful, Tremper Longman III (the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College) presents a rich commentary on Jeremiah and its intended message. The book is part of the New International Biblical Commentary – a series by 43 world-class evangelical scholars. Whether you’re preparing a lesson or sermon or simply studying for your personal reasons, the New International Bible Commentary provides you with a study resource that combines convenience with depth and relevance.

 

8) Jeremiah Volume 1 (Chapters 1-20): A Mentor Commentary

 

 

Top Jeremiah Commentaries // #8

Dr. John Mackay eloquently presents Jeremiah  for the Mentor Commentary. The 16 volume Mentor Commentary Series combines a high view of Scripture with access to the latest academic theological research. They are essential for pastors to use for sermon preparation, and for students and scholars of the Bible. While they do discuss textual, linguistic, and grammatical issues, they do so using English, making them accessible for English-only study. Features include: detailed footnotes, bibliography, subject and author indexes and much more.

 

9) Jeremiah 1-20 (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

 

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An internationally recognized scholar on Jeremiah, Jack R. Lundbom (formerly of the University of California, Berkeley) delivers an  impressive work of scholarship, essential to any biblical studies curriculum.  This book replaces John Bright’s landmark Anchor Bible commentary on Jeremiah.  The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries is a prestigious series of more than 80 volumes written by scholars of all faiths. A book-by-book translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha, this massive commentary series makes available all the significant historical and linguistic knowledge which bears on the interpretation of the Bible. Anchor Yale commentaries are written with the most exacting standards of scholarship, reflecting the highest technical accomplishment. They are accessible for laypersons, and vital for sermon preparation, research, and advanced study of the Bible.

10) The Book of Jeremiah (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

 

 

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J. A. Thompson presents a well balanced view on the Book of Jeremiah for The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. One of the strong points of this commentary is how Thompson explains matters in a way that is quite accessible to the layperson.

 

11) Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)

 

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Calvin’s Commentaries are a 22 volume timeless set of texts by John Calvin.  Calvin’s commentaries display a unique combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians. This is a massive and classic collection with over 22,000 pages in total.  Features include:  advanced searching by passage and topic, passage guides and reports, sermon preparation and more.

 

 



 

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