Commentaries on Jeremiah

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



The Book of Jeremiah (NICOT) by J. A. Thompson


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Jeremiah

Tremper Longman: “treats Jeremiah as a real person in a definite historical setting…well worth getting”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Jeremiah, “Probably the best overall commentary on the book of Jeremiah…Thompson writes from an evangelical perspective and offers numerous helpful insights into the meaning of this book”

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Jeremiah, Lamentations (NIVAC) by J. Andrew Dearman


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “a very sensitive theological reading”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Lamentations

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Jeremiah and Lamentations (TOTC) by R.K. Harrison


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Lamentations

Tremper Longman: “an excellent commentary for laypeople”

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Jeremiah (three volumes; Anchor) by Jack R. Lundbom


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Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, “a brilliant commentary on the book in its original meaning”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Jeremiah, “Those looking for an exhaustive technical commentary on Jeremiah…Highly recommended for the serious student of Jeremiah”

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Jeremiah (KCC) by Derek Kidner


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Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Jeremiah, “accessible and insightful, and this one is no exception…for a general reader wanting to know the relevance of Jeremiah for today”

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Jeremiah (Mentor; two volumes) by John L. Mackay


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Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Jeremiah, “especially helpful for Bible teachers and pastors who are looking for help with exposition of the text”

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Jeremiah–Ezekiel (REBC) by Michael Brown


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “a substantial and intelligent commentary”

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Jeremiah (OTL) by Leslie C. Allen


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Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “[Allen] does a great job articulating the message of Jeremiah in its original context”

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Jeremiah (SHBC) by Terence E. Fretheim


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “extremely well-written commentary…highly recommended”

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Jeremiah, Lamentations (UBCS) by Tremper Longman III


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Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Jeremiah, “easily accessible, Longman provides numerous literary and theological insights into the book”

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Jeremiah (two volumes; ITC) by Walter Brueggemann


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Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “easy-to-read and contemporary interpretation…thought-provoking”

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Jeremiah (two volumes; Hermeneia) by William Holladay


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Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “a major contribution to Jeremiah studies…well-presented”

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Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations (CBC) by Elmer A. Martens


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “takes a more traditional and evangelical approach”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Jeremiah and Lamentations (Preaching the Word) by Philip Graham Ryken


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Jeremiah and Lamentations (TtT) by J. Daniel Hays


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Jeremiah (Interpretation) by R. E. Clements


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Message of Jeremiah (BST) by Christopher J. H. Wright


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Jeremiah and Lamentations (TOTC) by Hetty Lalleman


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Jeremiah, Lamentations (HOTC) by Fred M. Wood and Ross McLaren


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Jeremiah, Lamentations (NAC) by F. B. Huey Jr.


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Jeremiah 1-25 and 26-52 (WBC) by Peter C. Craigie, Page H. Kelley, and Joel F. Drinkard Jr.


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Jeremiah (AOTC) by Louis Stulman


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A Commentary on Jeremiah by Walter Brueggemann


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Jeremiah and Lamentations (UBCS) by Tremper Longman III


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Jeremiah (Cornerstone) by Elmer A. Martens


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Historical and Cultural Bible Background Commentaries



Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel by David W. Baker (ZBBC)


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Technical and Critical Commentaries



Jeremiah (ICC) by William M. Kane


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Jeremiah and Lamentations (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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Jeremiah (Geneva) by John Calvin


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Jeremiah by H.A. Ironside


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