The Old Testament commentaries of Derek Kidner (1913—2008) have been a standard for a generation, modeling conciseness, clarity and insight. Those who read his books find in them the marks of both professor and pastor with his even-handed scholarship as well as his devotional insight. These qualities have made his commentaries in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and The Bible Speaks Today series some of the most beloved and popular of recent decades.
Knowing the honored place Kidner's work has had in the lives of so many students, teachers, lay people and pastors, IVP is now proudly offering his commentary titles as part of the Kidner Classic Commentaries, for future generations to read, absorb and appreciate.
Kidner had a long career in both the church and the academy in England. He studied at Cambridge University and then served in the ministry for several years before becoming a senior tutor at Oak Hill Theological College. Kidner began his writing career while serving as warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge from 1964 to 1978, publishing his ninth and final book, The Message of Jeremiah, in 1987.