For over one hundred years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological—with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series.
No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.
Editors at the Time of Publication: Samuel Rolles Driver, Alfred Plummer, Charles Augustus Briggs
The depth of analysis found in the International Critical Commentary (ICC) Series has yet to be surpassed in any commentary collection. One of the best features of this series is the extensive amount of background information given in each volume's introduction, where all of the analysis is provided before the actual commentary begins. Each volume packs more information into the introduction than you will often find in the body of most commentaries! Also consider that with the electronic versions of each volume, you will never need to leaf through the hundreds of pages in each volume searching for the passage you are studying.
It is a pleasure to see at last a really critical Old Testament commentary in English upon a portion of the Pentateuch, and especially one of such merit. This I find superior to any other Commentary in any language upon Deuteronomy.
— E. L. Curtis, Yale University
Samuel Rolles Driver: An Old Testament and Semitic languages scholar. He was educated at Winchester School and Oxford University, where he became a fellow of New College in 1870 and from 1875 was also a tutor. He was awarded the Pusey and Ellerton scholarship in 1866, the Kennicott scholarship in 1870 (both Hebrew), and the Houghton Syriac prize in 1872. In 1883 he succeeded E. B. Pusey in the Regius Chair of Hebrew at Oxford, which he occupied for the rest of his life.
Driver was a member of the Old Testament Revision Committee of the Revised Version (1876-1884). He authored An Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament, Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Books of Samuel, and the ICC volumes on Job, all of which are available in Libronix. Most notably, he co-authored the Enhanced Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon of the OT (Unabridged).