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Old Testament Commentary Survey, 5th ed.

ISBN: 9781441249807
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Leading Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III provides students 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. Longman lists a number of works available for each book of the Old Testament, gives an 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 choosing the best tools. Students and preachers will find this book crucial in building their reference libraries.

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Resource Experts
  • Suggests additional readings for further study of the Old Testament
  • Evaluates a range of commentaries

Top Highlights

“Hamilton, V. P. The Book of Genesis. 2 vols. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1990, 1995. 522 pp. and 774 pp.” (Page 21)

“Block, D. I. Judges, Ruth. NAC. Broadman, 1999. 765 pp.” (Page 46)

“Wenham, G. J. The Book of Leviticus. NICOT. Eerdmans, 1979. xiii/362 pp.” (Page 34)

“Hess, R. S. Leviticus. REBC 1. Zondervan, 2008. Pp. 563–825.” (Page 32)

“Tigay, J. H. Deuteronomy. JPS Torah Commentary. Jewish Publication Society, 1996. xlix/548 pp.” (Page 40)

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 important resources available in English… A 'must' for any serious student of the Bible.

—Dianne Bergent, The Bible Today

A bibliograpahic tool worth consulting.

International Review of Biblical Studies

This short guide will be very useful for building one's theological library, and for directing theological students to the best commentaries in English


  • Title: Old Testament Commentary Survey
  • Author: Tremper Longman III
  • Edition: 5th
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 160
Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III serves as Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written over 35 books, including commentaries on Genesis, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, Nahum, and Revelation. His books have been translated into 18 different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on other popular Bible translations, including The Message, the New Century Version, the Christian Standard Bible, and the Common Bible. He has also edited and contributed to a number of study Bibles and Bible dictionaries, most recently The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

He earned his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and both his MPhil and PhD from Yale University. Dr. Longman and his wife, Alice, have three sons and eight grandchildren.


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  1. David S

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  2. Dennis Adams

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  7. Abram K-J

    Abram K-J


    Not as strong or thorough as the NT counterpart. Still could be a handy reference, but it's in want of a more thorough update from the last edition. More details here: http://abramkj.com/2014/01/21/what-are-the-best-old-testament-commentaries-to-get/
  8. David Bott

    David Bott


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  10. AndrewG



    I have the 3rd edition of this book. The edition I have provides a brief comment and an evaluation of single all-in-one commentaries, commentary sets and individual books for those who want to purchase the best commentary for their purposes without buying a complete set. This will be a valuable update taking into account more recently published works.