Leading Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III provides students and pastors with expert guidance on choosing a commentary for any book of the Old Testament. The fifth edition has been updated to assess the most recently published commentaries, providing evaluative comments. Longman lists a number of works available for each book of the Old Testament, gives a brief indication of their emphases and viewpoints, and evaluates them. The result is a balanced, sensible guide for those who preach and teach the Old Testament and need help in choosing the best tools.
Praise for Previous Editions:
“If you are preparing a new sermon series and looking for advice on commentaries, you must consult . . . the Old Testament Commentary Survey. . . . [It] will help to save you lots of money in the long run.”–Semper Reformanda
“This little book is an excellent aid for the study of the Old Testament. It is more than a bibliography; it is an annotated listing of many of the most important resources available in English. . . . A ‘must’ for any serious student of the Bible.”–Dianne Bergant, CSA, The Bible Today
“Skillfully navigate[s] the dense terrain of the commentary world and offer[s] sage advice for those engaged in biblical study. . . . The format of Longman’s volume is . . . user-friendly. . . . Readers will certainly be helped in making informed decisions about how best to spend both their time and money.”–Mark R. Stevenson, Emmaus Journal
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Daniel.