Order of Contents
Early Church 1
Medieval Church 1
For Bible Study 1
Life & Times of Ezra 2
Ezra 9 1
De Graaf, S.G. – ‘After the Exile’ 1977 11 pp. in Promise and Deliverance, vol. 2: The Failure of Israel’s Theocracy, pp. 427-438
De Graff is a Dutch Reformed author who focuses on the unfolding of the Covenant through history. He writes in an easy to read, but insightful style.
Adeney, Walter – Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther in the Expositor’s Bible Reprinted by Klock & Klock
‘Spiritual reflections after the high Calvinistic school. Some preachers cannot see Christ where He is, but Allen finds Him where He is not. There is in these reflections much godly savor, but very little exposition.’ – Spurgeon
This Allen was not the one that translated Calvin’s Institutes. James Darling said that Allen was an Antinomian (one who believes that Christians are not bound by moral injunctions). Antinomians, not believing that moral injunctions should be derived from God’s Word, often replaced this large aspect of Scripture’s teaching with finding Christ everywhere in the Bible, especially the Old Testament.
Wright, J. Stafford
The Date of Ezra’s Coming to Jerusalem (Tyndale Old Testament Lecture) Buy 1947, 1958
The Building of the Second Temple Buy 1958
Keil, K.F. – Commentary on Ezra
** – “Just the kind of book in which Keil’s method of commenting appears to the best advantage. He gives much needful information, and thus supplements more didactic works. We cannot read Keil with pleasure, for we want spiritual meat, but yet it is most desirable for us to know what the text really means.” – Spurgeon
Myers, Jacob – The Anchor Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah Buy 1965
Myers. This is one of the most conservative works of this otherwise liberal series.
“Important because there are few exegetical and historical works of its kind. The character studies, the handling of the meaning of the names, and the archaeological information is helpful.” – Cyril J. Barber
The Early Church on Ezra
Conti, Marco – Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther Buy
The Medieval Church on Ezra
ed. Gregorio, Scott – Bede: on Ezra & Nehemiah Buy in Translated Texts for Historians by Liverpool University
Bede (672/3 –735) was a Medieval English monk and historian.
For Bible Study
Bush was a Biblical scholar, a professor of oriental literature in New York City University, and initially a presbyterian minister.
The Life & Times of Ezra
Rawlinson, George – Ezra and Nehemiah: their Lives and Times 1890 200 pp.
Rawlinson was a conservative.
Whyte, Alexander – Ezra in Bible Characters d. 1921
Whyte was a popular leader in the United Free Chuch of Scotland.
Leighton was a very godly Scottish bishop.