Oct 27, 2008
Top Five Commentaries on Ecclesiastes
Ligonier Ministries has a list and discussion of their top five commentaries on Ecclesiastes. I would replace Eaton, Kidner, and Hubbard with Fox, Murphy, and Kruger respectively. I would also add Seow (Anchor), Brown (Interpretation), and Glenn in The Bible Knowledge Commentary to the runners-up. In any case, the top five Keith Mathison has listed are:
1. Derek Kidner -- The Message of Ecclesiastes (The Bible Speaks Today, 1984).
2. Michael A. Eaton -- Ecclesiastes (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 1983).
3. Iain Provan -- Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (NIV Application Commentary, 2001).
4. David A. Hubbard -- Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon (The Preacher's Commentary, 2002).
5. Tremper Longman -- The Book of Ecclesiastes (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, 1997).