Commentaries on Judges

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



Judges, Ruth (NAC) by Daniel I. Block


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Judges and Ruth

Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, “the best thing available on the book of Judges…particularly strong in literary and theological analysis”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Judges and Ruth, “by far, the best intermediate-advanced level commentary on the book…highly recommended.”

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Judges, Ruth (NIVAC) by K. Lawson Younger Jr.


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “[Younger] does a good job in particular with the ‘original meaning’ section of the commentary”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Judges, “This format tends to emphasize contemporary application, but Younger’s comments are just as helpful in the Original Meaning section as they are in the other two.”

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The Message of Judges (BST) by Michael Wilcock


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “derives moral and behavioral principles from the book”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Judges, “Wilcock’s introductory level commentary on Judges is a helpful and practical exposition of the text. Preachers and teachers will find much of value within.”

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Judges (WBC) by Trent C. Butler


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, “excellent sensitivity to to the theological significance of the book”

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Judges, Ruth (EBC) by Mark J. Boda


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, “extremely helpful in unpacking the message of the book of Judges”

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Judges (Focus) by Dale Ralph Davis


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Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Judges, “Davis provides what most Christian readers of these books need — a concise and readable explanation of the text that sets each book within the larger context of biblical redemptive history all without ever becoming boring or trite.”

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Judges and Ruth (TOTC) by Arthur E. Cundall and Leon Morris


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Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Judges, “Like the other contributions to this series, it is written at an introductory level and is accessible to all readers.”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Judges (For You) by Timothy Keller


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Judges and Ruth (Preaching the Word) by Barry G. Webb


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Judges and Ruth (Teach the Text) by Kenneth C. Way


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Judges by David Jackman


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Judges (Interpretation) by J. Clinton McCann


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Book of Judges (NICOT) by Barry G. Webb


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Judges and Ruth (KEL) by Robert B. Chisholm Jr.


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Judges, Ruth (HOTC) by W. Gary Phillips


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Joshua, Judges, Ruth (CBC) by Lawson G. Stone


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Judges by Laura A. Smit


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Technical and Critical Commentaries



Judges by Jack M. Sasson (Anchor)


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Judges by Susan Niditch (OTL)


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



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


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Judges by Andrew R. Fausset


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