Commentaries on Ezra

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Ezra. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Ezra 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 Ezra



Ezra-Nehemiah (WBC) by H. G. M. Williamson


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “comprehensive, scholarly commentary written by a highly competent evangelical scholar…helpful to laypeople as well”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Ezra, “”The best commentaries for those seeking to understand these books are the commentaries by Fensham and Williamson.”

Audience:

Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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Scholars/professors doing research for writing
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Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (NAC) by Mervin Breneman


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “a competent and readable commentary”

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Ezra, “for those seeking helpful summaries of the more technical work”

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Any Christian seeking Bible study aides

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Ezra and Nehemiah (NICOT) by F. Charles Fensham


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “the emphasis on this volume is on history and culture”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Ezra, “The best commentaries for those seeking to understand these books are the commentaries by Fensham and Williamson.”

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Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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Ezra and Nehemiah (TOTC) by Derek Kidner


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “easy to read and emphasizes theology and history”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Ezra, “a good introductory level commentary on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah”

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Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (DSBS) by J.G. McConville


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “excellent at both revealing the books’ meaning in their Old Testament context and explaining their relevance for today”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Ezra, “I have benefited from many of McConville’s works, and this brief introductory level commentary is no exception.”

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Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Ezra-Nehemiah (Interpretation) by Mark A. Throntveit


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “easy-to-read yet profound”

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Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther (NCBC) by D.J. Clines


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “carefully and thoroughly researched…scholarly and clear”

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Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (REBC) by E.M. Yamauchi


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “one cannot find a better historically oriented commentary than this one”

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Ezra & Nehemiah (REC) by Derek W. H. Thomas


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Accolades:

World Magazine: 2017 “Series of the Year”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (For Everyone) by John Goldingay


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Exalting Jesus in Ezra-Nehemiah (CCEC) by James M. Hamilton Jr.


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Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (TPC) by Mark D. Roberts


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Ezra-Nehemiah (OTL) by Joseph Blenkinsopp


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Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (HOTC) by Knute Larson and Kathy Daltlen


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Ezra and Nehemiah (EBC) by J. Carl Laney


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Ezra-Nehemiah (CP) by Keith Schoville


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Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (CBC) by Gary V. Smith


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Ezra and Nehemiah (TH) by David J. Shepherd


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Ezra, Nehemiah (NCBC) by Thomas M. Bolin


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Ezra and Nehemiah (BTCB) by Matthew Levering


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The Message of Ezra and Haggai by Robert Fyall


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Technical and Critical Commentaries



Ezra-Nehemiah (Anchor) by Jacob M. Meyers


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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