Commentaries on Numbers

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



Numbers (TOTC) by Gordon J. Wenham


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Numbers

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, Wenham makes “this often-neglected book come alive theologically”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Numbers, “Wenham is able to say more of significance in one page than most commentators say in ten pages. Highly recommended.”

Audience:

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



Numbers (NAC) by R. Dennis Cole


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, “a substantial, well-written commentary…the book’s real strength is in its sensitive theological reading”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Numbers, “A pastor or student engaged in serious study of Numbers should consult [Cole].”

Audience:

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



The Book of Numbers (NICOT) by Timothy R. Ashley


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “Ashley writes in a very readable style”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Numbers, “[Ashley] very helpfully explores the important theological themes within the book.”

Audience:

– Pastors/preachers seeking application help
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
– Scholars/professors doing research
– Scholars/professors teaching advance courses



Numbers (JPS) by Jacob Milgrom


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “a masterpiece of erudition”

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Numbers, “somewhat critical…must be used with great care and discernment”

Audience:

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



Numbers (Preaching the Word) by Iain M. Duguid


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Numbers, “I have benefited from everything I have read by Iain Duguid. His commentary on Numbers is well-written and aimed specifically at pastors.”

Audience:

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



Leviticus, Numbers (NIVAC) by Roy Gane


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Accolades:

– Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “Gane is an expert in ancient Israelite ritual,” and “adept at pointing to the continuing theological relevance of this material”

Audience:

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



The Message of Numbers (BST) by Raymond Brown


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “readable and informed”

Audience:

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



Numbers (two volumes; AYBC) by Baruch A. Levine


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “all serious students of Numbers must have this book”

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– Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
– Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
– Scholars/professors doing research
– Scholars/professors teaching advance courses



Numbers (Interpretation) by Dennis T. Olson


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “no one has had a larger influence in recent years on our understanding of the theological theme of the book”

Audience:

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



More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Leviticus, Numbers (UBCS) by W.H. Bellinger Jr.


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



Numbers (EPS) by John D. Currid


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Numbers (WBC) by Philip J. Budd


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



Numbers (REBC) by Ronald B. Allen


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Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (CBC) by Dale A. Brueggemann


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



Numbers by Raymond Brown (BST)


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Numberse by Walter Riggans (DSBS)


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Numbers by David L. Stubbs (BTC)


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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Leviticus and Numbers (Teach the Text) by Joe M. Sprinkle


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



Numbers (TPC) by James Philip


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



Numbers and Deuteronomy (For Everyone) by John Goldingay


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



Technical, Exegetical, and Critical Commentaries for Research



Numbers (OTL) by Martin Noth


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



Numbers (FOTL) by Rolph P. Knierim


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



Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Numbers (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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