Commentaries on Joshua

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



The Book of Joshua (NICOT) by Marten H. Woudstra


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Joshua

Tremper Longman: “very good exegetical analysis…excellent biblical-theological sense”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Joshua, “The body of the text is readable and insightful. Very helpful overall.”

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Joshua (WBC) by Trent C. Butler


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “well-researched and thought-out commentary”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Joshua, “For those doing in-depth exegesis, however, it provides helpful information.”

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Joshua (TOTC) by Richard S. Hess


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “one of the best commentaries on the book of Joshua…an adept interpreter”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Joshua, “The Tyndale commentary on Joshua is particularly good…written at an intermediate level and is accessible to all readers.”

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Joshua (NAC) by David M. Howard, Jr.


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “well written, well researched, and well thought-out…[Howard] is quite good at pointing out theological themes”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Joshua, “a truly helpful commentary”

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Joshua (Focus) by Dale Ralph Davis


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Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Joshua, “non-technical, beginner-intermediate level works, but they offer more insight into these biblical books than many commentaries two or three times their size”

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Joshua (NIVAC) by Robert L. Hubbard Jr.


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “opens up the theological teaching and contemporary significance of Joshua”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Joshua (Preaching the Word) by David Jackman


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Joshua (Teach the Text) by Kenneth A. Mathews


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Joshua by John A. Huffman, Jr. (PTC)


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Joshua (Interpretation) by Jerome Creach


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Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (For Everyone) by John Goldingay


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Joshua, Judges, Ruth (UBCS) by J. Gordon Harris, Cheryl A. Brown, and Michael S. Moore


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The Message of Joshua (BST) by David G. Firth


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Joshua (HOTC) by Kenneth O. Gangel


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Joshua by Richard D. Nelson


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Joshua by Helene Dallaire (REBC)


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Joshua and Judges (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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Joshua by James Montgomery Boice


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Joshua by H.A. Ironside


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