Notable Commentary Series
Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries
- Genesis: An Introduction and Commentary, by Derek Kidner.
- Exodus: An Introduction and Commentary, by R. Alan Cole.
- Leviticus: An Introduction and Commentary, by Jay Sklar.
- Numbers: An Introduction and Commentary, by Gordon J. Wenham.
- Deuteronomy: An Introduction and Commentary, by Edward J. Woods.
New International Commentary on the Old Testament
- The Book of Genesis: Chapters 1–17, by Victor P. Hamilton.
- The Book of Leviticus, by Gordon J. Wenham.
- The Book of Numbers, by Timothy R. Ashley.
- The Book of Deuteronomy, by Peter C. Craigie.
The Bible Speaks Today
- The Message of Exodus: The Days of Our Pilgrimage, by Alec Motyer.
- The Message of Leviticus: Free to Be Holy, by Derek Tidball.
- The Message of Numbers: Journey to the Promised Land, by Raymond Brown.
Apollos Old Testament Commentary
- Exodus, by T. Desmond Alexander.
- The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, by John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, & Mark W. Chavalas.
- The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary, edited by Gary M. Burge and Andrew E. Hill.
Many other commentaries are available in the library’s e-book collection.
- Covenant Library Commentary Guide – Highlights the major commentaries on each book of the Bible from a wide variety of perspectives (so don’t expect to agree with every author).
- A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works, 10th edition, by John F. Evans – buy from Amazon | view the 9th edition for free.
- Old Testament Commentary Survey, 5th edition, by Tremper Longman III.
- Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, edited by David W. Baker and T. Desmond Alexander, IVP Bible Dictionary Series.
- A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised, edited by Miles V. Van Pelt.
- Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall.
- Accordance Lite – free for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
This free tier of Accordance includes the ESV text tagged with Strong’s numbers, so it can serve as an on-demand concordance. It also includes Strong’s Greek and Hebrew dictionaries—which are basic starting points.