10 Best Job Commentaries You Must Read First
June 8, 2017

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1) Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 17: Job 1-20

 

 

Top Job Commentaries // #1

A well-constructed work of genuine biblical scholarship, the author of Job 1-20 Volume 17 from the Word Biblical Commentary is Dr. David J .A. Clines.  Based on years of his intensive study and research, this new commentary provides excellent guidance into the masterpiece of Job and fills a void in Old Testament studies.  In great detail, Clines shows how every element in Job is essential.  He supplies a uniquely comprehensive General Bibliography (as well as pericope bibliographies), unrestricted by scholarly apartheid, which includes works of sermons and popular devotions valuable for their theological and spiritual insights.  This publishing house delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day. This series emphasizes a deep analysis of textual, linguistic, structural and theological evidence. Balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology is the end product. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for everyone from professional theologians to lay people interested in building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

2) Job (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

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Top Job Commentaries // #2

The premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking, the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries presents Job by Francis Andersen. 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 Esther has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

 

 

3) 1 Chronicles–Job (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary)

 

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Top Job Commentaries // #3

Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland team up to present 1 Chronicles–Job for The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.  The Gold Medallion Award-winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message, this twelve-volume reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. The seventy-eight contributors come from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand, and from many denominations, including Anglican, Baptist, Brethren, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, and Reformed. They represent the best in evangelical scholarship committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible.
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary uses the New International Version for its English text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. Each book of the Bible has, in addition to its exposition, an introduction, outline, and bibliography.

 

4) The Message of Job (Bible Speaks Today)

 

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Top Job Commentaries // #4

The Message of Job by David J. Atkinson is part of the Bible Speaks Today commentary series which 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.  Atkinson offers a pastoral exploration of Job’s story complimented by compelling exposition.

 

5) The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (Volume 4) 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job

 

 

Top Job Commentaries // #5

The dynamic duo of Frank E. Gaebelein and Richard D. Patterson team up to present 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job for The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.  The Gold Medallion Award-winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message, this twelve-volume reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. The seventy-eight contributors come from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand, and from many denominations, including Anglican, Baptist, Brethren, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, and Reformed. They represent the best in evangelical scholarship committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary uses the New International Version for its English text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. Each book of the Bible has, in addition to its exposition, an introduction, outline, and bibliography.

 

6) Wcs Job: The Storm Breaks (Welwyn Commentaries)

 

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Top Job Commentaries // #6

Dr Derek Thomas holds – Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina – writes about the book of Job in Wcs Job: The Storm Breaks for Welwyn Commentaries.

The fifty plus titles in the Welwyn Commentaries are dedicated to the practical exposition and exhortation of Scripture and designed for pastoral ministry and preaching. They combine exegesis, hermeneutics, history, and pastoral insight to meet today’s needs of pastors as they grapple with the word of God.

Wcs Job: The Storm Breaks (Welwyn Commentaries)

 

7) Job: Will you Torment a Windblown Leaf? (Focus on the Bible)

 

 

Top Job Commentaries // #7

The 41 volume Focus on the Bible Commentaries are written by top evangelical scholars and pastors.  They are designed to be readable for ordinary Christians, reliable for in-depth study of the Bible, and relevant for daily Christian life.  For each section of the Bible, these accessible commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture (including the intentions of the authors), the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. The Job volume is written by Bill Cotton.

 

8) Job (New International Biblical)

Wise and insightful, John E. Hartley presents a rich commentary on Job 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 you personal reasons, the New International Bible Commentary provides you with a study resource that combines convenience with depth and relevance

 

Top Job Commentaries // #8

 

9) Holman Old Testament Commentary Volume 10 – Job

 

 

Top Job Commentaries // #9

Max Anders and Steven Lawson present Volume 10 – Job for the Holman Old Testament Commentary.  This twelve volume set uses verse-by-verse commentary to explain biblical text based on conservative scholarship. The series is designed to enrich new and experienced Bible teachers and those who have passion for spreading the gospel. Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with an overview of what was studied, a section on modern-day life applications and deeper discoveries, a teaching outline and discussion questions. Each commentary uses the New International Version and contains a glossary and bibliography.

 

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

 

 

Top Job Commentaries // #10

John E. Hartley presents the Book of Job for The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. One of the strong points of this commentary is how Hartley (Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Azusa Pacific Seminary) explains matters in a way that is quite accessible to the layperson.

This series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions of its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources fore their own study. Each volume aims to help the reader hear God’s word as clearly as possible.

 

 

 



 

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