Commentaries on Job

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



Job (TOTC) by Francis I. Andersen


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Job

Tremper Longman: “one of the best conservative commentaries on Job”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Job, “Virtually any reader should be able to pick up this volume and work their way through it with little difficulty. A very helpful introductory commentary.”

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The Book of Job (NICOT) by John E. Hartley


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “a major contribution to the study of the book…solidly evangelical in its approach and very well researched”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Job, “Readers will find much insight into the meaning of Job here. Highly recommended.”

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Job 1-20, 21-37, 38-42 (three volumes; WBC) by David J.A. Clines


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4.5 out of 5 stars, “stimulating and insightful…it is provocatively written”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Job, “this is the best commentary available on the book…Clines is one of those commentators who realizes the necessity of dealing not only with the minutiae of the text, but with the big picture as well”

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The Message of Job (BST) by David Atkinson


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “provides a practical approach”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Job, “There is much of practical value here.”

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Job (NAC) by Robert L. Alden


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “readable and insightful theological interpretation”

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Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (CBC) by August H. Konkel


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “has excellent technical notes dealing with the meaning of words”

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1 Chronicles – Job (EBC) by Elmer Smick


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Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Job, “[Smick] was a godly man, and his devotion to Jesus Christ is evident on the pages of his commentary on Job.”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Job (NIVAC) by John H. Walton


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Job (Preaching the Word) by Christopher Ash


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Job (Interpretation) by J. Gerald Janzen


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Job (Teach the Text) by Daniel J. Estes


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Job (For Everyone) by John Goldingay


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Book of Job (OTL) by Norman C. Habel


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Job (Smyth and Helwys Bible Commentary) by Samuel E Balentine


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Job (THOTC) by Lindsay Wilson


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Job (BCOT) by Tremper Longman III


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Job (Focus) by Richard P. Belcher, Jr.


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Job (HOTC) by Steven J. Lawson


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Job (UBCS) by Gerald H. Wilson


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Job (Belief) by Steven Chase


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Job (NCBC) Kathleen M. O’Connor


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Technical and Critical Commentaries



Job (anchor) by Marvin H. Pope


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Job (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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