Commentaries on Deuteronomy

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For more great commentaries on Deuteronomy, be sure to check:
Commentaries on the Pentateuch
Commentaries on the Whole Old Testament
& Whole Bible Commentaries



Order of Contents

The Best Commentaries  1
More Commentaries  4
The Early Church  1
Jewish  1
Chapters in Deutronomy  1
The Authenticity of Deuteronomy  2



The Best Commentaries on Deuteronomy

“So few expositions have been written upon Deuteronomy alone, the reader will do well to use the Commentaries upon the Pentateuch and the whole Old Testament.”


Calvin, John – Sermons on Deuteronomy  d. 1564

***‘This is not the same as that which is contained in the “Calvin Translation Society’s Commentaries.”  Everything that Calvin wrote by way of exposition is priceless; even those who differ from him in theology admit this.’ – Spurgeon



More Commentaries

Devotional and Practical

Cumming, John – Sabbath Morning Readings on the Old Testament: Book of Deuteronomy  Buy  1856

**  “Pretty, popular, profitable.” – Spurgeon

“And to show that the Old Testament can be preached and is relevant to our lives today, John Cumming (1807-1881), Scottish born preacher and, for many years minister of the National Scottish Church, London, expounds Moses’ last treatises with an unction that was characteristic of all that was best in the era in which he lived.”

– Cyril J. Barber, the founder of Klock & Klock Publishing, which reprinted this work.  Most of what K&K reprinted is gold.

Medium Level


Luther, Martin – Lectures on Deuteronomy  Buy  in Works, vol. 9




Bush, George – Scripture Questions Designed Principally for Adult Bible Classes: Deut.-Esther  9 pp.

Parker, Samuel – Bibliotheca Biblica: being a commentary upon all the books of the Old and New Testament gathered out of the genuine writings of fathers,  ecclesiastical historians and acts of councils down to the year of our Lord 451, vol. 5, Deuteronomy  1728



Kline, Meredith – Treaty of the Great King: The Covenant Structure of Deuteronomy  Buy  1963

Should be read with caution.

‘Bold, original, and suggestive study by a Semetic scholar who uses the tools of form-criticism in his analysis of Deuteronomy in an endeavor to exemplify the structural outline of the suzerainty treaties of the second millennium.’ – Cyril J. Barber



The Early Church on Deuteronomy


Lienhard, Joseph – Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy  Buy



A Jewish Commentary

Reider, J. – Deuteronomy  Buy  1937

‘Written from a conservative Jewish point of view.  Ably expounds the final messages Moses delivered to the children of Israel.’ – Cyril J. Barber



Deuteronomy 32


Wycliff, John – ‘The Song of Moses’  in Select English Works of John Wycliff, vol. 3, part 1, p. 32-48



The Authenticity of Deuteronomy

Stuart, Alexander Moody – Our Old Bible: Moses on the Plains of Moab  n.d.

Stuart was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland.

Vos, Geerhardus – ‘Unity of Deuteronomy and the Laws of the Intermediate Books’  1886  14 pp.  being ch. 13 of The Mosaic Origin of the Pentateuchal Codes

Vos (1862-1949) was one of the last conservative theologians at Old Princeton, and is known as the father of reformed Biblical Theology.

See also works on the Authenticity of the Pentateuch.




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