Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

Here is a list of commentaries that can be borrowed at archive.org. Commentaries that are most likely to be useful for expository preaching are marked with an asterisk (*). Commentaries that make use of historical criticism are marked “Critical.” Commentaries that are evangelical and generally avoid historical criticism are marked “Evangelical.”

Esther

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 3: Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job (1951) (Critical)

*Esther : an introduction and commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Baldwin, Joyce G. (1984) (Evangelical)

Israel among the Nations : a commentary on the Books of Nahum, Obadiah and Esther (International Theological Commentary) by Coggins, R. J. (1985) (Critical)

Esther, Judith, Tobit, Jonah, Ruth (Old Testament Message) by Craghan, John F. (1982) (Critical)

The Book of Ezra; the Book of Nehemiah; the Book of Esther; the Book of Job (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Kelly, Balmer H. (Balmer Hancock) (1962) (Critical)

*Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther (Daily Study Bible) by McConville, J. G. (J. Gordon) (1985) (Evangelical)

Esther : a new translation with introduction and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by Moore, Carey A. (1971) (Critical) (Technical)

Job

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 3: Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job (1951) (Critical)

Job (Daily Study Bible) by Gibson, John C. L. (1985) (Critical)

The Book of Job; introduction and commentary (Torch Bible Paperbacks) by Hanson, Anthony Tyrrell (1953) (Critical)

The Book of Ezra; the Book of Nehemiah; the Book of Esther; the Book of Job (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Kelly, Balmer H. (Balmer Hancock) (1962) (Critical)

The Psalms, Job (Proclamation Commentaries) by Murphy, Roland E. (Roland Edmund) (1977) (Critical)

Job : introduction, translation and notes (The Anchor Bible) by Pope, Marvin H. (1973) (Critical) (Technical)

Job : a practical commentary by Selms, A. van (Adrianus) (1985) (Evangelical)

The Structure of the Book of Job : a form-critical analysis by Westermann, Claus (1981) (Critical)

Psalms

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 4: Psalms, Proverbs (1951) (Critical)

Psalms, Volume 2 (51-100): songs of dedication (Everyman’s Bible Commentary) by Alden, Robert L. (1975) (Evangelical)

The Book of Psalms, Volume 1, Psalms 1-72 (The New Century Bible) by Anderson, A. A. (1971) The Book of Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 73-150 (The New Century Bible) by Anderson, A. A. (1971) (Critical)

Psalms, Volume 1, Psalms 1-72 (Teach the Text Commentary Series) by Bullock, C. Hassel (2015) (Evangelical)

Psalms I, 1-50 (The Anchor Bible) by Dahood, Mitchell (1966) Psalms II, 51-100 (The Anchor Bible) by Dahood, Mitchell (1966) Psalms III, 101-150 (The Anchor Bible) by Dahood, Mitchell (1970) (Critical) (Technical)

*Psalms : introduction and commentary (Torch Bible Paperbacks) by Eaton, J. H. (John Herbert) (1967) (Critical)

Psalms 3 : a commentary on Psalms 101-150 (Hermeneia) by Hossfeld, Frank Lothar and Zenger, Eric (2011) (Critical) (Technical)

*Psalms 1-72 : an introduction and commentary on Books I and II of the Psalms (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Kidner, Derek   (1973) Psalms 73-150 : a commentary on Books III-V of the Psalms (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Kidner, Derek (1973) (Evangelical)

*Psalms, Volume 1 (Daily Study Bible) by Knight, George Angus Fulton (1982) Psalms, Volume 2 (Daily Study Bible) by Knight, George Angus Fulton (1982) ((Critical)

Psalms 1-59 : a commentary by Kraus, Hans-Joachim (1988) (Critical) (Technical)

The Psalms, Job (Proclamation Commentaries) by Murphy, Roland E. (Roland Edmund) (1977) (Critical)

The Book of Psalms (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Rhodes, Arnold B. (Arnold Black) (1960) (Critical)

Psalms 1 (Psalms 1-72) (Old Testament Message) by Stuhlmuller, Carroll (1983) Psalms 2 (Psalms 73-150) (Old Testament Message) by Stuhlmuller, Carroll (1983) (Critical)

The Psalms : a commentary (The Old Testament Library) by Weiser, Artur (1962) (Critical)

*Psalms, Volume 1 (The NIV Application Commentary) by Gerald Henry Wilson (2002) (Evangelical)

Proverbs

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 4: Psalms, Proverbs (1951) (Critical)

Proverbs (Daily Study Bible) by Aitken, Kenneth T. (1986) (Critical)

*Proverbs (The NIV Application Commentary) by Koptak, Paul E. (2003) (Evangelical)

*Proverbs: a new approach (The Old Testament Library) by McKane, William (1970) (Critical)

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Rylaarsdam, John Coert (1982) (Critical)

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (The Anchor Bible) by Scott, R. B. Y. (1965) (Critical) (Technical)

Ecclesiastes

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 5: Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah (1951) (Critical)

Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon (Daily Study Bible) by Davidson, Robert (1986) (Critical)

Ecclesiastes : an introduction and commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Eaton, Michael A. (1983) (Evangelical)

The Song of Songs and Coheleth (commonly called the Book of Ecclesiastes) (The Library of Biblical Studies) by Ginsburg, Christian D. (1970) (Critical)

Koheleth, the man and his world; a study of Ecclesiastes by Gordis, Robert (1968) (Critical) (Technical)

Looking for the Good Life : the search for fulfillment in the light of Ecclesiastes by Keddie, Gordon J. (1991) (Evangelical)

*The Message of Ecclesiastes : a time to mourn, and a time to dance (The Bible Speaks Today) by Kidner, Derek (1973) (Evangelical)

Qoheleth : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Krüger, Thomas (2004) (Critical) (Technical)

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Rylaarsdam, John Coert (1982) (Critical)

*Ecclesiastes : a new translation with introduction and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by Seow, C. L. (Choon Leong) (1997) (Critical) (Technical)

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (The Anchor Bible) by Scott, R. B. Y. (1965) (Critical) (Technical)

Song of Songs

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 5: Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah (1951) (Critical)

The Song of Songs : the world’s first great love poem by Bloch, Ariel A.; Bloch, Chana (2006) (Critical)

*The Song of Solomon : an introduction and commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Carr, G. Lloyd (1984) (Evangelical)

Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon (Daily Study Bible) by Davidson, Robert (1986) (Critical)

The Song of Songs and Coheleth (commonly called the Book of Ecclesiastes) (The Library of Biblical Studies) by Ginsburg, Christian D. (1970) (Critical) (Technical)

*The Song of Songs : a commentary on the Book of Canticles or the Song of songs (Hermeneia) by Murphy, Roland E. (Roland Edmund) (1990) (Critical) (Technical)

Song of Songs: a new translation with introduction and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by Pope, Marvin H. (1977) (Critical) (Technical)

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Rylaarsdam, John Coert (1982) (Critical)

The Song of Songs (The New Century Bible) by Snaith, John G. (1993) (Critical)