Nehemiah Bibliography

Yesterday I mentioned our Nehemiah sermon series. I want to give credit to the resources I used in sermon preparation. All of these books proved helpful as I read the pertinent sections each week. I must admit that I depended most heavily on Raymond Brown’s commentary. I often borrowed from Brown’s well worded phrases, insights, and organization. If you plan to teach, preach, or study the Book of Nehemiah you will not regret purchasing this resource.

I also enjoyed reading John White’s book. Both Packer and Boice quoted from John White on numerous occasions throughout their two works. These three, along with Getz’s bible study formatted work, appealed to more of a popular level audience while Kidner, Fensham, Breneman and Williamson took a little more of an academic approach. All of the books helped to give a well rounded treatment of Nehemiah.

  • Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther: New American Commentary vol. 10 by Mervin Breneman
  • Nehemiah: An Expositional Commentary by James Montgomery Boice
  • The Message of Nehemiah The Bible Speaks Today – by: Raymond Brow
  • The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah: The New International Commentary on the Old Testament by F. Charles Fensham
  • Nehemiah : Becoming a Disciplined Leader (Men of Character) by Gene A. Getz
  • Ezra And Nehemiah: An Introduction And Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series) by Derek Kidner
  • A Passion for Faithfulness: Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah by J. I. Packer
  • Excellence in Leadership: Reaching Goals With Prayer, Courage & Determination by John White
  • Ezra-nehemiah: Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 16, by H. G. M. Williamson


Don, Any chance you will make the sermons available in mp3?

Don please post this one instead of the first one.


You could also add the work of Dr. Stephen Davey to your list. His book I believe is enttitled, Memoirs of an Ordinary Man. Great for illustrations & good application. Maybe you can use it next time around. He is a DTS grad, and Pres. of Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, NC. If interested, his website is

all glory to God,iwatched your program 2sundays back.i was really blessed even as i am teaching on the same spoke about keeping focussed that was MARVELLOUS.i pray that God may use you more and more to more and more people around the GLOBE.PLEASE pray for us too.