Preaching the Word Commentary Series – Old Testament | Reviews, Purpose, Volumes

Reviews of the Preaching the Word commentary series

D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School):

“There is a long history of informed, edifying biblical expositions that have been mightily used of God to shape and strengthen the church. These volumes admirably fit this tradition.”

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J. I. Packer (Regent College):

“Throughout the Christian centuries, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors. Kent Hughes stands in this great tradition, and his exciting expositions uphold it worthily.”

Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary):

“It is a pleasure to commend this series of homiletical commentaries. They fill an enormous vacuum that exists between the practical needs of the pastor/teacher and the critical exegetical depth of most commentaries.”

Bryan Chapell (Knox Theological Seminary):

“This series resonates with the priorities of the pulpit. No academic aloofness here, but down-to-earth, preacher-to-preacher meat for God’s people.”

Author Q & A from the Preaching the Word series on Best Bible Commentaries

Douglas Sean O’Donnell – Matthew

Preview: As a pastor and scholar, my goal is to demonstrate and declare, in Peter’s language, the “excellencies” of Christ (1 Peter 2:9). With every section of Matthew’s Gospel, I encountered the incarnate and resurrected Jesus. I was taken aback. Reformed. Renewed. Edified. Encouraged. Stunned. Changed. Face down in adoration.

Purpose of the Preaching the Word commentary series

From the publisher: For years, Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentary series has helped pastors, preachers, and anyone who teaches God’s Word to better interpret and apply the message of the Bible. Under the careful editorial oversight of experienced pastor and best-selling author R. Kent Hughes, this series is known for its commitment to biblical authority, its pastoral tone and focus, and its overall accessibility. Now available for the first time, this 18-volume set covering the entirety of the New Testament features contributions from a host of respected Bible teachers—offering readers a well-rounded and multipurpose resource for preaching, teaching, and personal study.

Old Testament volumes in the Preaching the Word commentary series

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Genesis: Beginning and Blessingpreaching the word bible commentary series – R. Kent Hughes

Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory – Philip Graham Ryken

Leviticus: Holy God, Holy People – Kenneth A. Mathews

Numbers: God’s Presence in the Wilderness – Iain M. Duguid

Deuteronomy: Loving Obedience to a Loving God – Ajith Fernando

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Joshua: People of God’s Purpose – David Jackman

Judges and Ruth: God in Chaos – Barry Webb

1 Samuel: Looking for a Leader – John Woodhouse

2 Samuel: Your Kingdom Come – John Woodhouse

Job: The Wisdom of the Cross – Christopher Ash

The Psalms Volume 1, 1–41: Rejoice, the Lord Is King – James A. Johnston

Proverbs: Wisdom that Works – Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

Ecclesiastes: Why Everything Matters – Philip Graham Ryken

The Song of Solomon: An Invitation to Intimacy – Douglas Sean O’Donnell

Isaiah: God Saves Sinners – Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope – Philip Graham Ryken

Daniel: The Triumph of God’s Kingdom – Rodney Stortz


Also see:

Preaching the Word commentary series – New Testament

Authors interviews

Forthcoming commentaries

New Testament commentaries (index)

Old Testament commentaries (index)