Holiness to the Lord: A Guide to the Exposition of the Book of Leviticus
Pages 496 pages
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- Ultimate Commentary Collection - OT Expositional by John Glynn
I have become a collector of commentaries ever since my seminary days in the 1990s. As such, I am only going to recommend the best overall commentary for each book of the Bible on this site. For Genesis, for the preacher/teacher, "Holiness to the Lord" by Ross is the one I would single out. (For me, Tidball is a close second, but Ross goes more in depth overall). Ross' writing is easy to follow, he connects many of his insights to the full counsel of God's Word, and he offers a number of relevant application points. If you are a preacher who can have only one commentary on Leviticus, get this one.
Allen Ross has written an unusual work (2002). I haven't looked at it, but I expect to get it at some point. Having already finished a close study of Leviticus, it's not on my priority list at the moment. Ross seeks to provide preachers and teachers with especially focused expositional help. This book isn't really a full commentary in many respects. Its goal is simply to aid the expositor in the sort of work that goes into teaching an unusual book like Leviticus. Many things found in a normal commentary will be in here, but it's especially focused toward moving to exposition (while not being an exposition itself). Ross's work has received high praise from many people I respect, and if it's anything like his Genesis work then I would encourage anyone teaching this book to get it. This book should be strong on theology as well, particularly in the Reformed tradition. [Full Review]
A careful Evangelical exegesis of this difficult book with much theological application. [Full Review]