Publisher Thomas Nelson
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- Tremper Longman III's 5-Star Commentaries by Tremper Longman III
- Best Exegetical Commentaries by Jim Rosscup
- Ultimate Commentary Collection - OT Technical by John Glynn
- Favorite Advanced Commentaries (OT) by Jeremy Pierce (parableman)
- Old Testament Advanced Commentaries by Moore College Journal: Societas
- Building a Commentary Library - Old Testament by Invitation to Biblical Interpretation
Having read Jobes' commentary on Esther, and loving it, I wanted to add a more technical commentary for the detailed linguistic and historical bits. Bush was highly recommended, and has not disappointed. I haven't done much at all with the Ruth portion, but the little I have checked is solid. Strong on history, as well as theology. Avoids lengthy speculation about redactions, sources, dating, etc. though not completely uninterested in such discussion. Thorough, but still very usable for various audiences; pastors, upper level students, scholars.
This commentary is significantly more technical than the others in the list, and a little more philosophical. Yet it is also very thorough and very helpful. Like Duguid’s commentary, this one covers both Ruth and Esther together. It will prove significantly more technical than the others in the list, and a little more philosophical. Yet it is also said to be very thorough and very helpful, especially for pastors preparing sermons on this book. [Full Review]
For those seeking a more extensive commentary on the book of Esther, Frederic Bush's work in the WBC series is a good place to start. Although a bit too technical for most readers, it will be of benefit to seminary students and others doing in-depth study of the text. [Full Review]
An extensive, if somewhat technical, commentary on the Book of Ruth, but one well worth consulting. [Full Review]
An Evangelical scholar of the Bible and Ancient Near East brings his knowledge to these two books. [Full Review]