Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah

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.”

Joshua

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 2: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel (1951) (Critical)

Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (Daily Study Bible) by Auld, A. Graeme (1984) (Critical)

The Book of Deuteronomy ; the Book of Joshua (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Blair, Edward Payson (1964) (Critical)

Joshua : a new translation with notes and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by Boling, Robert G. (1982) (Critical)

Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (New Century Bible) by Gray, John (1977) (Critical)

Joshua, Judges (Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Grindal, John A. (1985) (Critical)

Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Kent, Dan G. (1980) (Critical)

The Book of Joshua (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Miller, J. Maxwell and Tucker, Gene M. (1974) (Critical)

Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings (Proclamation Commentaries) by Rast, Walter E. (1978) (Critical)

Joshua: a commentary (The Old Testament Library) by Soggin, J. Alberto (1972) (Critical)

Judges

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 2: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel (1951) (Critical)

Judges (The Anchor Bible) by Boling, Robert G. (1975) (Critical)

Judges & Ruth (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Cundall, Arthur Ernest (1968) (Evangelical)

The Book of Judges : a commentary (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Martin, James D. (1975) (Critical)

The Book of Judges ; The Book of Ruth ; The First and Second books of Samuel (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Rust, Eric Charles (1978) (Critical)

Ruth

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 2: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel (1951) (Critical)

Ruth : a new translation with introduction, notes, and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by Campbell, Edward E. C. Jr. (1975) (Critical)

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

The Book of Judges ; The Book of Ruth ; The First and Second books of Samuel (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Rust, Eric Charles (1978) (Critical)

1 & 2 Samuel

The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 2: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel (1951) (Critical)

The First Book of Samuel (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Ackroyd, Peter R. (1971) The Second Book of Samuel (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Ackroyd, Peter R. (1977) (Critical)

1, 2 Samuel (The Communicator’s Commentary) by Chafin, Kenneth L. (1989) (Evangelical)

*I Samuel : a new translation with introduction, notes, and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by McCarter, P. Kyle (Peter Kyle) (1980) II Samuel : a new translation with introduction, notes, and commentary (The Anchor Bible) by McCarter, P. Kyle (Peter Kyle) (1984) (Critical) (Technical)

1 Samuel : a literary reading by Miscall, Peter D. (1986) (Critical)

The Book of Judges ; The Book of Ruth ; The First and Second books of Samuel (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Rust, Eric Charles (1978) (Critical)

1 & 2 Kings

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

Kings (The Daily Study Bible) by Auld, A. Graeme (1986) (Critical)

2 Kings (Knox Preaching Guides) by Brueggemann, Walter (1982) (Critical)

1 and 2 Kings, Volume II (The New Century Bible) by Jones, Gwilym Henry (1984) (Critical)

First Kings, Second Kings (Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Laffey, Alice L. (1985) (Critical)

*II Kings : a new translation (The Anchor Bible) by Cogan, Mordechai; Tadmor, Hayim (1988) (Critical) (Technical)

The First Book of Kings (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Robinson, J. (1972) The Second Book of Kings (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Robinson, J. (1976) (Critical)

1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Traylor, John H. (1981) (Critical)

1 & 2 Chronicles

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

*1, 2 Chronicles (Mastering the Old Testament) by Allen, Leslie C. (1993) (Evangelical)

The First and Second books of the Chronicles (The Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Coggins, R. J. (1976) (Critical)

*1 Chronicles : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Klein, Ralph W. (2006) 2 Chronicles : a commentary (Hermeneia) by Klein, Ralph W. (2012) (Critical) (Technical)

First Chronicles, Second Chronicles (Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Laffey, Alice L. (1985) (Critical)

1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah (Old Testament Message) by Mangan, Céline (1982) (Critical)

*I & II Chronicles (Daily Study Bible) by McConville, J. G. (J. Gordon) (1984) (Evangelical))

I Chronicles : introduction, translation and notes (The Anchor Bible) by Myers, Jacob M. (1965)  II Chronicles : introduction, translation and notes (The Anchor Bible) by Myers, Jacob M. (1965) (Critical) (Technical)

1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles (The Layman’s Bible Commentary) by Traylor, John H. (1981) (Critical)

Ezra, Nehemiah

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

Ezra, Nehemiah (Collegeville Bible Commentary) by Burns, Rita J. (1985) (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)

1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah (Old Testament Message) by Mangan, Céline (1982) (Critical)

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

Ezra, Nehemiah : introduction, translation and notes (The Anchor Bible) by Myers, Jacob M. (1965) (Critical) (Technical)