Commentaries on Deuteronomy

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Deuteronomy that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the text, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse-by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more.



Top Reviewed Commentaries on Deuteronomy



The Book of Deuteronomy (NICOT) by Peter C. Craigie


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “high quality…adopts a firmly evangelical approach”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, “Craigie’s commentary in the NICOT series is probably still the best place to start. It is a competent and clear work written from an evangelical perspective.”

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– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
– Scholars/professors doing research
– Scholars/professors teaching advance courses



Deuteronomy (AOTC) by J.G. McConville


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Deuteronomy (tied)

Tremper Longman: “accessible…theologically sensitive”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, “Another strong contender for the top spot is the recent commentary by McConville. The layout of the Apollos commentaries makes them somewhat more helpful for those seeking contemporary application.”

Audience:

– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help



Deuteronomy (UBCS) by Christopher Wright


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Deuteronomy (tied)

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “sensitive to the book’s trajectory to the New Testament”

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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help



Deuteronomy (Tyndale) by J.A. Thompson


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “stimulating and full of helpful information”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, “For an introductory level commentary, it is surprisingly insightful.”

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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help



Deuteronomy (EPSC) by John D. Currid


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Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, “Combining exegesis and application, Currid’s commentaries on the books of the Pentateuch have so far been very helpful. His commentary on Deuteronomy continues the standard of excellence.”

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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help



Deuteronomy (TOTC) by Edward J. Woods


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “the exposition is helpful and clear”

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– Any Christian seeking devotional aides
– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help



Deuteronomy (JPS) by Jefferey A. Tigay


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “well-written and beautifully produced”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, “Tigay writes from a somewhat critical stance, so this commentary can only be recommended with qualification for discerning pastors and seminary students.”

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– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
– Scholars/professors doing research
– Scholars/professors teaching advance courses



Deuteronomy (Interpretation) by Patrick D. Miller


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “helpful and well-written”

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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help



Deuteronomy (AYBC) by Moshe Weinfeld


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “much interesting literary and theological discussion”

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– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
– Scholars/professors doing research
– Scholars/professors teaching advance courses



Deuteronomy (BTCB) by Telford Work


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “remains grounded in the text…often-insightful, fresh look at the book”

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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help



More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Deuteronomy (NIVAC) by Daniel I. Block


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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Deuteronomy (Preaching the Word) by Ajith Fernando


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– Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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Deuteronomy (HOTC) by Doug McIntosh


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Deuteronomy (TPC) by John C. Maxwell


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Deuteronomy (Belief) by Deanna Thompson


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Deuteronomy by Raymond Brown (BST)


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Deuteronomy by Michael A. Grisanti (REBC)


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Deuteronomy (AOTC) by Walter Brueggeman


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Deuteronomy (NAC) by Eugene H. Merrill


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Deuteronomy 1-21:9 and and 21:10-34:12 (WBC) by Duane L. Christensen


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Deuteronomy (Focus) by Allan Harman


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Technical, Exegetical, and Critical Commentaries for Research



Deuteronomy (OTL) by Gerhard Von Rad


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Reading Deuteronomy by Stephen L. Cook


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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study




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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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