Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy []

The Book of Amos: Commentaries (post-1800)

[see also:  Twelve Prophets: commentaries (pre-1800) and Twelve Prophets: commentaries (post-1800)]

[Amos-commentaries listed among the general commentaries on the Twelve Prophets (see links above) are not repeated in the present bibliography.]

The bibliography is divided into two sections:

I.    Commentaries published between 1800 and 1930

Barcellona, A., Parafrasi delle profezie di Osea, Gioele, ed Amos (Parafrasi de' libri de' Profeti, tomo V, parte prima; Venezia: Andrea Santini e figlio, tipografi, 1828). [on Amos pp. 193-289]

Baur, G., Der Prophet Amos (Giessen: Ricker, 1847).

Cripps, R. S., A Critical & Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Amos. The Text of the Revised Version Edited with Introduction, Notes & Excursuses. With a Foreword by R. H. Kennett (London : SPCK; New York: Macmillan, 1929). Second edition (London: SPCK, 1955).

Driver, S. R., The Books of Joel and Amos (CBSC; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1897). Second edition 1915: "adapted to the text of the Revised Version, with a few supplementary notes by H. C. O. Lanchester".

Edghill, E. A., The Book of Amos. With notes by E. A. Edghill, edited with an introduction by G. A. Cooke. Second edition (Westminster Commentaries; London: Methuen, 1926). [first edition 1914]

Gandell, R., "Amos", in F. C. Cook (gen. ed.), The Holy Bible according to the Authorized Version (A.D. 1611), with an Explanatory and Critical Commentary and a Revision of the Translation, by Bishops and Other Clergy of the Anglican Church. Vol. VI: Ezekiel—Daniel—and the Minor Prophets (London: John Murray, 1876) 520-560. [Popularly known as "The Speaker's Commentary" because it was undertaken at the suggestion of John Evelyn Dennison, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1857 to 1872.]

Harper, W. R., A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Amos and Hosea (ICC; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1905).

Mitchell, H. G. T., Amos: An Essay in Exegesis (Boston: N. J. Bartlett, 1893). Revised edition (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1900).

Reynolds, H. R. – O. C. Whitehouse, "Amos", in C. J. Ellicott (ed.), An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers. Vol. V (London: Cassell, 1884) 447-467.

Schmoller, O., Die Propheten Hosea, Joel und Amos: theologisch-homiletisch bearbeitet (Lange's Theologisch-homiletisches Bibelwerk. Des Alten Testamentes Theil 18; Bielefeld & Leipzig: Velhagen und Klasing, 1872). English version: Schmoller, O., "The Book of Amos. Expounded by Otto Schmoller. Translated and enlarged by Talbot W. Chambers", in J. P. Lange – P. Schaff (eds.), A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical, with Special Reference to Ministers and Students. Volume XIV of the Old Testament, containing the Minor Prophets: exegetically, theologically, and homiletically expounded by Paul Kleinert, Otto Schmoller, George R. Bliss, Talbot W. Chambers, Charles Elliott, John Forsyth, J. Frederick McCurdy, and Joseph Packard (New York: Scribner, Armstrong, and Co.; Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1874) [the Amos comm. has 62 pp; each part of vol. 14 has its own pagination].

Schröder, J. F., Die kleineren Propheten, I: Die Propheten Hoschea, Joel und Amos, übersetzt und erläutert (Leipzig: Vogel, 1829).

Touzard, J., Le Livre d'Amos (Bibliothèque de l'Enseignement scripturaire; Paris: Bloud, 1909).

Vater, J. S., Amos: übersetzt und erläutert, mit Beifügung des hebräischen Textes und des griechischen der Septuaginta nebst Anmerkungen zu letzterem (Halle: Hemmerde & Schwetschke, 1810).

II.    Commentaries published from 1931 to the present

Amsler, S., "Amos", in E. Jacob – C.-A. Keller – S. Amsler, Osée, Joel, Abdias, Jonas, Amos (CAT XIa; Neuchâtel: Delachaux et Niestlé, 1965) 157-247. [The second edition of 1982 and the third of 1992 added some pages of new bibliography, but the commentary is virtually unchanged.]

Andersen, F. I. – D. N. Freedman, Amos (AB 24A; New York: Doubleday, 1989). [for a more recent Amos-commentary in the same series see s.v. Eidevall below]

Birch, B. C., Hosea, Joel, and Amos (Westminster Bible Companion; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1997).

Bovati, P. – R. Meynet, Le livre du prophète Amos (Rhétorique biblique, 2; Paris: Cerf, 1994); = Il libro del profeta Amos (Retorica biblica, 2; Roma: Edizioni Dehoniane, 1995). Second Italian edition: Il libro del profeta Amos. Seconda edizione rivista (Rhetorica Biblica et Semitica, 21; Leuven: Peeters, 2019).

Bovati, P. – R. Meynet, La fin d'Israël: paroles d'Amos (Lire la Bible, 101; Paris: Cerf, 1994).

Carroll R., M. D., The Book of Amos (NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2020).

Coggins, R., Joel and Amos (New Century Bible; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000).

Deissler, A., Hosea, Joel, Amos (Die Neue Echter Bibel, Lief. 4; Würzburg: Echter, 1981).

Eidevall, G., Amos: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AYB 24G; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017). [for an older Amos-commentary in the same series see s.v. Andersen & Freedman above]

Finley, T. J., Joel, Amos, Obadiah (Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary; Chicago: Moody, 1990).

Fleischer, G., "Das Buch Amos", in U. Dahmen – G. Fleischer, Die Bücher Joel und Amos (Neuer Stuttgarter Kommentar: Altes Testament 23,2; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2001) 115-292.

Fosbroke, H. E. W. – S. Lovett, "The Book of Amos", in G. A. Buttrick (gen. ed.), The Interpreter's Bible, Vol. VI: Lamentations; Ezekiel; Daniel; Twelve Prophets (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1956) 761-853. [the first-named author was responsible for the introduction and exegesis, the second author for the expository matter]

Gowan, D. E., "The Book of Amos", in L. E. Keck (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter's Bible. Vol. 7: Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature, Daniel, Additions to Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1996) 337-431.

Hadjiev, T. S., Joel and Amos: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 25; London: Inter-Varsity Press; Downer's Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020).

Hamborg, G. R., Hosea, Joel, and Amos (New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023), esp. 260-376.

Hammershaimb, E., The Book of Amos: A Commentary (Oxford : Blackwell, 1970). Danish original: Amos fortolket (Kjøbenhavn: Nyt Nordisk Forlag, Arnold Busck, 1946); second edition (København: Arnold Busck, 1958); third edition (Copenhagen: Nyt Nordisk Forlag, 1967).

Hauret, C., Amos et Osée (Verbum Salutis, A.T. 5; Paris: Beauchesne, 1970).

Hayes, J. H., Amos, The Eighth-Century Prophet: His Times and His Preaching (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1988).

Hoyt, J. M., Amos, Jonah, and Micah (Evangelical Exegetical Commentary; Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2019).

Hubbard, D. A., Joel and Amos: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries; Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1989). Reprint 2009, unrevised as to content but retypeset in a new format with different pagination: (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 25; Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press; Downer's Grove, IL: IVP Academic). Replaced in the series by Hadjiev 2020 (see above). Italian version: Gioele e Amos: introduzione e commento. Prima edizione italiana (Commentari ai libri dell'Antico Testamento, 7; Chieti: Edizioni GBU, 2022).

Jeremias, J., Der Prophet Amos (ATD Neubearbeitungen, 24/2; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1995, 22007); = The Book of Amos. A Commentary (OTL; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1998); = Amos. Traduzione e commento (Antico Testamento, 24.2; Brescia: Paideia, 2000).

Kessler, R., Amos (IEKAT; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2021). English version: Kessler, R., Amos (IECOT; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2022).

Leeuwen, C. van, Amos (De Prediking van het Oude Testament; Nijkerk: Callenbach, 1985).

Loss, N. M., Amos, e Introduzione al profetismo biblico (NVB 29; Roma: Edizioni Paoline, 1979).

Lucci, L., Amos: introduzione, traduzione e commento (Nuova versione della Bibbia dai testi antichi, 14.2; Cinisello Balsamo [MI]: San Paolo, 2012).

Martin-Achard, R. – S. Paul Reʾemi, God's People in Crisis: Amos and Lamentations (International Theological Commentary; Edinburgh: Handsel; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1984).

Mays, J. L., Amos. A Commentary (OTL; London: SCM, 1969).

McComiskey, T. E. – T. Longman III, "Amos", in T. Longman III – D. E. Garland (gen. eds.), The Expositor's Bible Commentary. Revised edition. Vol. 8: Daniel – Malachi (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008) 347-420.

McKeating, H., The Books of Amos, Hosea and Micah (The Cambridge Bible Commentary on the NEB; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971).

McLaughlin, J. L., "Amos", in J. J. Collins – G. Hens-Piazza – B. Reid – D. Senior (eds.), The Jerome Biblical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century. With a Foreword by Pope Francis. Third fully revised edition (London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2022) 1061-1073.

Mowvley, H., The Books of Amos and Hosea (Epworth Commentaries; London: Epworth, 1991).

Niehaus, J. J., "Amos", in T. E. McComiskey (gen. ed.), The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009) 315-494. Reprint of the original commentary in T. E. McComiskey (gen. ed.), The Minor Prophets. An Exegetical and Expository Commentary, 1: Hosea, Joel and Amos (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992).

Nobile, M., Amos e Osea: introduzione e commento (Dabar – Logos – Parola: Lectio divina popolare; Padova: Messaggero, 2005).

Paul, S. M., Amos: A Commentary (Hermeneia; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991).

Rinaldi, G., I Profeti Minori, Fascicolo I: Introduzione generale. Amos (La Sacra Bibbia; Torino & Roma: Marietti, 1953).

Rudolph, W., Joel – Amos – Obadja – Jona. Mit einer Zeittafel von Alfred Jepsen (KAT XIII/2; Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, 1971).

Simian-Yofre, H., Amos: nuova versione, introduzione e commento (I libri biblici. Primo Testamento, 15; Milano: Edizioni Paoline, 2002).

Smith, B. K. – F. S. Page, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah (NAC 19B; Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1995). [on Amos: Smith 23-170]

Smith, G. V., Amos. A Commentary (Library of Biblical Interpretation; Grand Rapids, MI: Regency / Zondervan, 1989).

Soggin, J. A., Il profeta Amos. Traduzione e commento (Studi biblici 61; Brescia: Paideia, 1982); = The Prophet Amos (OTL; London: SCM, 1987).

Sticher, C., Gerechtigkeit wie ein nie versiegender Bach: Das Buch Amos (Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2012).

Ward, J. M., Amos and Isaiah: Prophets of the Word of God (Nashville: Abingdon, 1969).

Wolff, H. W., Dodekapropheton 2: Joel und Amos (BKAT XIV/2; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1969, 42004); = Joel and Amos (Hermeneia; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977) [translated from the second German edition of 1975].