Commentaries on Ezra

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Order of Contents

Commentaries  6
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

Allen, John – A Spiritual Exposition of the Old Testament: from Joshua to the end of the Psalms  1816

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

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.



Ezra 9

Leighton, Robert – A Fragment on Ezra 9  Buy  †1684  2 pp., in Works, vol. 4

Leighton was a very godly Scottish bishop.




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