Aug 16, 2008
Top Five Commentaries on Ruth
Ligonier Ministries has a list and discussion of their top five commentaries on Ruth.The list is solid. However, I would probably trade out Duguid with Tod Linafelt's work in the Berit Olam series and add F. B. Huey (EBC). Nielsen (OTL), and Sakenfeld (Interpretation) to the runner-up list. In any case, the top five they have listed are:
1. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. -- The Book of Ruth (New International Commentary on the Old Testament, 1989).
2. Daniel I. Block -- Judges, Ruth (New American Commentary, 1999).
3. Frederic W. Bush. -- Ruth, Esther (Word Biblical Commentary, 1996).
4. Iain M. Duguid -- Esther & Ruth (Reformed Expository Commentary, 2005).
5. K. Lawson Younger, Jr. -- Judges, Ruth (NIV Application Commentary, 2002).