Category Archives: Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries

Free Commentaries on Malachi – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

Minor Prophets

Farrar | Orchard | Pusey (vol. 2) | G. A. Smith |

Malachi

Dods (Hag/Zech/Mal) | Lowe (“Ellicott’s”) | |Morgan | Moore (Hag/Zech/Mal) | Packard | Pococke (Hos/Joel/Mic/Mal) | Robinson | Sanders & Kent | Sclater | Stock | Torshell | Watson (3:16–18)

Non-English

German: Reinke

Latin: van Til

To Borrow

Hailey | Luther | Moore | Verhoef


This list was collated from a number of lists and databases, including PRDL, IA, and Freecommentaries.
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Free Commentaries on Job – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

This is a shortened version of my ultimate list of free Job commentaries, created for quicker reference. All of these commentaries cover the entire book of Job. Many of these include single-book translations of Job, both in verse and prose.

American Bible Union | Beza | Carey | Caryl | Coleman | Conant | Cowles | Cox | Davidson [“Cambridge Bible”] | Delitzsch | Driver & Gray vol 1 | Driver & Gray vol 2 | Durell | Elzas | Fredericton | Fry | Genung | Gibson | Good | Gregory the Great | Halsted | Hirsch | Kelly | Kenrick | C. Lee | S. Lee | Money-Coutts | Moulton | Noyes | Peake [“New Century Bible”] | Schmidt | Umbreit | Zuck

Whole Bible commentaries (fix these links)

Barnes | Benson | Bullinger |Calvin |Constable |Dodd | Gaebelein |Gill |M. Henry / alt. ver. / abridged ver. | Hewlett | Jamieson | Kitto | Kretzmann |Lange | Meyer[4] | Meyer[5] | Patrick | Poole | T. Scott | Sutcliffe | Trapp | T. Williams |

Sermons & lectures

Allen | Maclaren [“Expositions of Holy Scripture”] | J. Parker [“People’s Bible”] | D. Thomas

Free Commentaries on Exodus – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

This is a shortened version of my ultimate list of free Exodus commentaries, created for quicker reference. Commentaries covering the entire book are in boldface.

I especially enjoy Parker’s expository sermons on Exodus.

Exodus Commentaries

Babington | Bacon | Barnes | Bennett [“New Century Bible”] | Bush vol 1 (1–20) / Bush vol 2 (21–40) | Cook [“Speaker’s”] | Chadwick [“Expositor’s Bible”]| Driver | Edersheim | Exell [“Preacher’s Complete Homiletical Commentary”] | Hughes (1–23) | Kennedy | Latch | Lightfoot | Mackintosh | McNeile | Murphy | Nevin | “Ramban” (Rabbi Moses ben Nahman) |Rawlinson [“Ellicott’s”] | Terry & Newhall [“Whedon’s”] / alt. ver. | Willet

Pentateuch Commentaries

Ainsworth | Blunt | “Chizkuni” (Rabbi Hezekiah ben Manoah) | A. Jackson |Kalisch | Kenrick | Kidder | Morison | “Ramban” (Rabbi Moses ben Nahman) | “Sforno” (Ovadiah ben Ya’akov Seforno) | A. Wright

Whole Bible Commentaries & Study Bibles

Barnes | Benson | Bullinger | Calvin | Constable | Dodd | Gaebelein | Gill | M. Henry / alt. ver. / abridged ver. | Hewlett | Jamieson | Kitto | Kretzmann | Lange | Meyer[4] | Meyer[5] | Patrick | Poole | T. Scott | Sutcliffe | Trapp | T. Williams

Sermons & Lectures

MacLaren [“Expositions of Holy Scripture”] | J. Parker [“People’s Bible” vol. 2] | Thornton | Tuttle

Two resources in German: Baentsch | Holzinger

There are many more works, especially in Latin, that are available online. If you know of a work I’ve left out that’s freely available online, written in English, and in the public domain, please leave a suggestion in the comments.

Free Commentaries on Genesis – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

This is a shortened version of my ultimate list of free Genesis commentaries, created for quicker reference. Commentaries covering the entire book are in boldface.

Those I especially treasured as thorough and thoughtful were the commentaries of Ainsworth, Babington, Kalisch, Needler, and Patrick, the sermons of Candlish and Fuller, and the Genesis Rabbah, a Jewish midrash. Gibbons also has an absurd number of patristic quotations.

Genesis Commentaries

Alcuin (1–16) | Alford | Ambrose (1–4) | Ambrosiaster (“Pseudo-Augustine”) | Anonymous [“Fidus”] (3) | Babington | Basil the Great (1) | H. Bonar (1–6) | Browne (“Speaker’s Commentary”) | Bunyan (1–10) | Bush | Chapman(?) | Clapham (1–14) | Coghlan | Colman (1–3) | T. Cooper | Cumming[1] | | Delitzsch vol 1 (1–14) / Delitzsch vol 2 (15–50) | de Sola, Lindenthal, & Morris | Driver (“Westminster”) | Franks | Geddes | Genesis Rabbah | Gibbons/Gibbens (1–14) | Gibson | Goodspeed | Groves | P. Henry (1–11) | Hughes | Hunnis | “Ibn Ezra” (Abraham ben Meir ibn Ezra) | Jacobus | Jervis | J. C. Jones (1–8) | Keil & Delitzsch | Kurtz / alt. ver. | Latch | Lightfoot | Luther vol 1 (1–3) / Luther vol 2 (4–9) | D. MacDonald (1–3) | McCaul (1) | Murphy | Needler (1–5) | W. Paul | Payne Smith [“Ellicott’s”] | Richardson | A. Ross (1–14) | Ryle / alt. ver.| Sibthorp | Simeon / alt. ver. | Skinner | Spurrell | Terry & Newhall [“Whedon’s”] / alt. ver. | Todd | Turner | Victorinus (1–2) | von Gerlach | Walker (1–2) | J. White (1–3) | Willet | I. Williams (1–4) |

Pentateuch Commentaries

Ainsworth | Blunt | “Chizkuni” (Rabbi Hezekiah ben Manoah) | A. Jackson |Kalisch | Kenrick | Kidder | Morison | “Ramban” (Rabbi Moses ben Nahman) | “Sforno” (Ovadiah ben Ya’akov Seforno) | A. Wright |

Whole Bible Commentaries & Study Bibles

Barnes | Benson | Bullinger | Calvin | Constable | Dodd | Gaebelein | Gill | M. Henry / alt. ver. / abridged ver. | Hewlett | Jamieson | Kitto | Kretzmann | Lange | Meyer[4] | Meyer[5] | Patrick | Poole | T. Scott | Sutcliffe | Trapp | T. Williams |

Sermons & Lectures

Andrewes (1–4) / alt. ver. | Banks (1–3) | Boardman (1–2) | Bonnet (3) | Bonus | Bromby (1–5) | Candlish | Close | Crosse (1–23) | Dods (“Expositor’s Bible”) | Fuller | Horne | MacDuff (28) | Mackintosh | MacLaren [“Expositions of Holy Scripture”] | J. Parker [“People’s Bible” vol. 1] | Rollinson (49) | Shute (16) | Thornton

Studies of Biblical Characters

Cumming[2] (1–11) | Cumming[3] (12–36) | Cumming[4] (37–50) | Kelly (12–25) | Meyer[1] (12–25) | Meyer[3] (25–35) | Meyer[3] (37–50) |

Dissertations & Essays

Barrington (3) | Bate (3) | Gray (14) | Holden (2–3) | Kennicott (2–4) | Oakes (1–3) | Salkeld (2–3) | Shuckford (1–3) |

There are many more works, especially in Latin, that are available online. If you know of a work I’ve left out that’s freely available online, written in English, and in the public domain, please leave a suggestion in the comments.

Free Commentaries on Genesis (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

I've chosen to only list here commentaries that are freely available online in English. It's not perfect, but I've worked hard to make this list more complete than others I have seen online. For more free Bible commentaries, check here.
And for an earlier version of this post with more comments on each book,  click here.
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The Ultimate Guide to Free Bible Commentaries

Genesis | Exodus | Leviticus | Numbers | Deuteronomy | Joshua | Judges | Ruth | 1 & 2 Samuel | 1 & 2 Kings | 1 & 2 Chronicles | Esther

Job | Psalms | Proverbs | Ecclesiastes | Song of Songs

Isaiah | Jeremiah | Lamentations | Ezekiel | Daniel

Hosea | Joel | Amos | Obadiah | Jonah | Micah | Nahum | Habakkuk | Zephaniah | Haggai | Zechariah | Malachi

Matthew | Mark | Luke | John | Acts

Romans | 1 Corinthians | 2 Corinthians | Galatians | Ephesians | Philippians | Colossians | 1 Thessalonians | 2 Thessalonians | 1 Timothy | 2 Timothy | Titus | Philemon | Hebrews

James | 1 Peter | 2 Peter | 1, 2 & 3 John | Jude | Revelation

Lists with full references

Genesis

Recommended resources

Free Commentaries on Leviticus – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Bible Commentaries)

Babington | Bonar | Bush | Chapman & Streane [GB] | Cumming | Haupt | Howard | Jellie [GB] | Joule [GB] | Kellogg | Maclagan | Murphy | Newton | Seiss |

Sermons & lectures

Fleming [GB] | Reynolds (“T. H. R.”)

Essays & special studies

Jukes (1–7) | Kelly (23)

Pentateuch Commentaries

Ainsworth | Blunt | “Chizkuni” (Rabbi Hezekiah ben Manoah) | A. Jackson |Kalisch | Kenrick | Kidder | Morison | “Ramban” (Rabbi Moses ben Nahman) | “Sforno” (Ovadiah ben Ya’akov Seforno) | A. Wright

Other: Delgado (tr. of Pentateuch) | von Gerlach?

German: Dillmann | Hoffmann

To Borrow

Bailey | R. Boyce | De Welt | Gerstenberg | Grabbe | | Lenz | McGee | North | Pfeiffer | Turner | Wenham

I have looked through IA and GB. Still looking for: C. A. Coates' Outline, Guyon, Ephrem the Syrian, Charles Herbert Moore's Notes, A. B. Simpson, Taylor's Readings on Leviticus, Townsend's (1849) Pentateuch and the book of Job. "Other writings on Leviticus are lost, among them the commentaries of Diodore of Tarsus, Apollinarius of Laodicea and Victorinus of Poetovio."
G. J. S. | Darby | Stephen Langton? | Michaelis

Free Commentaries on Numbers – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

Gray | Guyon | Howard (Num Deut)| Jones [Preacher’s Homiletical Commentary] | Winterbotham [“Pulpit Commentary”]

Pentateuch

Ainsworth | Blunt | “Chizkuni” (Rabbi Hezekiah ben Manoah) | A. Jackson |Kalisch | Kenrick | Kidder | Morison | “Ramban” (Rabbi Moses ben Nahman) | “Sforno” (Ovadiah ben Ya’akov Seforno) | A. Wright |

Sermons

Hogg | Thornton?

Non-English

German: Knobel

To borrow

Greenstone | Levine (1–20) [“Anchor Bible”]

I've searched IA and GB quite well. There are very few stand-alone commentaries on the Book of Numbers. Still looking for: A. B. Simpson's Christ in the Pentateuch.

Free Commentaries on Ecclesiastes – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

Bradley | Coleman | Cox | Dale | Devine | Durell (Job, Prov, Ps, Eccl, SoS) | Genung | Ginsburg | Hamilton | Haupt | Hengstenberg | Leale | Tyler | Ycard | Young

Sermons & expositions

Maclaren [“Expositions of Holy Scripture”] | J. Parker [“People’s Bible”]

Single-book translations

Coleman | Genung | Harrison | Haupt | Noyes | Ycard

Non-English

Latin: Duport

To Borrow

Bottoms | Bridges | Loader | Longman | Mallott | Power | Seow

I've been through IA a decent bit but could do more. Need to check through PRDL, GB. Looking for: Isaac Delgado (1789) New English Translation of the Pentateuch; 

Free Commentaries on Deuteronomy – Quick Links (Ultimate List of Free Bible Commentaries)

Balfour | Colesso (Gen – Josh) | Driver | Hastings [“Speaker’s Bible”] | Howard (Num Deut) | Jordan [“Bible for Home & School”] | Payne | Reider | Schroeder | Todd (Ex Lev Num Deut) | Wilkins | Wolfendale

Pentateuch

Evans (Pentateuch) [“Through the Bible Book by Book”]

Sermons

Mackintosh vol 1 (1–6) | Mackintosh vol 2 (7–34) | Parkinson (33)

Essays & dissertations

Curtiss | Douglas | Edward | Kennedy | Longacre | McNeile | Merson | Sims | Witsius

Non-English

German: Knobel (Num Deut Josh) | Link

Latin: Chytraeus | Drusius | Luther | Spencer (33:8)

I've searched IA, PRDL, and GB quite well.