Commentaries on Jude

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



Jude-2 Peter (WBC) by Richard Bauckham


Cover links to Amazon

Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on 2 Timothy

Craig Blomberg, etal: a “priority” commentary on Jude

D.A. Carson: a “best buy” on 2 Peter and Jude, “by far the best work on 2 Peter and Jude”

Tom Schreiner: recommended: “a technical but enormously useful commentary – the best on 2 Peter and Jude”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, “Many rank Bauckham’s work as the best commentary on these two biblical books. Unfortunately (and without sufficient reason) Bauckham concludes that Peter was not the author of 2 Peter.”

Audience:

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



Jude and 2 Peter (BECNT) by Gene L. Green


Cover links to Amazon

Accolades:

Craig Blomberg, etal: a “priority” commentary on Jude

D.A. Carson: a “best buy” on 2 Peter and Jude, “especially strong on the Hellenistic context in which it was written”

Tom Schreiner: recommended: “an interpretation of the Greek text”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, “If you are able to have only one commentary on 2 Peter and Jude, this recent commentary by Gene Green should be at the top of your wish list.”

Audience:

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



The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude (PNTC) by Peter H. Davids


Cover links to Amazon

Accolades:

Craig Blomberg, etal: a “priority” commentary on Jude

Tom Schreiner: recommended: “exposition of the English text”

D.A. Carson: a “best buy” on 2 Peter and Jude, “perhaps a first choice for pastors…accessible to the well-trained pastor”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, “Until the publication of Gene Green’s commentary, this volume by Peter Davids was the best commentary on these two neglected books.”

Audience:

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



1, 2 Peter, Jude (NAC) by Thomas Schreiner


Cover links to Amazon

Accolades:

Craig Blomberg, etal: a “priority” commentary on Jude

D.A. Carson: a “best buy” on Jude, “nicely displays Schreiner’s combination of exegesis and theological reflection couched in admirable clarity”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 1 and 2 Peter and Jude, “Thomas Schreiner’s work is always worth consulting. He has written some very good works on New Testament theology,and his strengths in this area shine through in this commentary. Very helpful.”

Audience:

From the publisher: “The New American Commentary is introduced to bridge the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This new series has been designed primarily to enable pastors, teachers, and students to read the Bible with clarity and proclaim it with power.”



2 Peter, Jude (NIVAC) by Douglas J. Moo


Cover links to Amazon

Accolades:

Craig Blomberg, etal: a “priority” commentary on Jude

Tom Schreiner: recommended: “solid exegesis and theology, with application for today”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, “Moo is an outstanding New Testament scholar. This work should prove especially helpful to pastors.”

Audience:

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



The Epistles of Peter and of Jude (BNTC) by J.N.D. Kelly


Cover links to Amazon

Accolades:

Tom Schreiner: recommended: “a very helpful and clear exposition”

Audience:

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



2 Peter and Jude (TNTC) by Michael Green


Cover links to Amazon

Accolades:

Tom Schreiner: recommended: “a good commentary for the busy pastor”

Audience:

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



More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



1–2 Peter and Jude (Preaching the Word) by David R. Helm


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

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



James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude (Teach the Text) by Jim Samra


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

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



More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Message of 2 Peter and Jude (BST) by Dick Lucas and Christopher Green


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

The “the three distinctives of The Bible Speaks Today series are (1) “BST authors are committed to a serious study of the text in its own integrity,” (2) that “expositors should not be antiquarians, living only in the remote past” but suggest application for living, and (3) “each book is intended to be both readable in style and manageable in size.”



1 and 2 Peter and Jude (FB) by Paul Gardner


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

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



1 and 2 Peter and Jude (Belief) by Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

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



2 Peter and Jude (THNTC) by Ruth Anne Reese


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

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



1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude (WBC) by David A. Case and David H. Holdren


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

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



Classic Christian Commentaries on Jude



2 Peter and Jude (MNTCS) by John MacArthur


Cover links to Amazon

Audience:

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