Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



The Book of Habakkuk: Commentaries (post-1800)



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

[Habakkuk-commentaries listed among the general commentaries on the XII 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 Abdia, Giona, Michea, Nahum, Abacuc, e Sofonia (Parafrasi de' libri de' Profeti, tomo V, parte seconda; Venezia: Andrea Santini e figlio, tipografi, 1828). [on Hab pp. 157-218]

Cook, F. C., "Habakkuk", 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) 650-676. [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.]

Davidson, A. B., The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah (CBSC; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1896). Second edition 1920: "adapted to the text of the Revised Version, with a few supplementary notes by H. C. O. Lanchester".

Delitzsch, F., Der Prophet Habakuk aufgelegt (Exegetisches Handbuch zu den Propheten des alten Bundes, 2; Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1843).

Duhm, B., Das Buch Habakuk: Text, Übersetzung und Erklärung (Tübingen: Mohr, 1906).

Gumpach, J. von, Der Prophet Habakuk nach dem gründlich revidirten, zum erstenmale in seiner ursprünglichen Verbindung wiederhergestellten hebräischen Text auf's neue übersetzt, eingeleitet und erklärt (München: Palm, 1860).

Jennings, A. C., "Habakkuk", in C. J. Ellicott (ed.), An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers. Vol. V (London: Cassell, 1884) 521-532.

Justi, K. W., Habakuk neu übersetzt und erläutert (Leipzig: Barth, 1821).

Kleinert, P., Obadjah, Jonah, Micha, Nahum, Habakuk, Zephanjah: wissenschaftlich und für den Gebrauch der Kirche ausgelegt (Lange's Theologisch-homiletisches Bibelwerk. Des Alten Testamentes 19. Theil; Bielefeld: Velhagen und Klasing, 1868). English version: Kleinert, P., "The Book of Habakkuk. Expounded by Paul Kleinert. Translated and enlarged by Charles Elliott", 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). [each part of vol. 14 has its own pagination; the Habakkuk comm. has 41 pp.]

Reinke, L., Der Prophet Habakuk: Einleitung, Grundtext und Uebersetzung, nebst einem vollständigen philologisch-kritischen und historischen Commentar (Brixen: A. Weger, 1870).

Stonehouse, G. G. V., The Book of Habakkuk. Introduction, Translation, and Notes on the Hebrew Text (London: Rivingtons, 1911).

Wade, G. W., "The Book of the Prophet Habakkuk", in G. G. V. Stonehouse – G. W. Wade, The Books of the Prophets Zephaniah and Nahum. The Book of the Prophet Habakkuk. With Introduction and Notes (Westminster Commentaries; London: Methuen, 1929).

Ward, W. H., "A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Habakkuk", in J. M. Powis Smith – W. H. Ward – J. A. Bewer, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah and Joel (ICC; Edinburgh: Clark, 1911). [Each author's contribution has its own separate pagination; Ward's commentary on Habakkuk has 28 pp.]

Wolff, A. A., Der Prophet Habakuk: mit einer wörtlichen und einer freien metrischen Übersetzung, einem vollständigen philologisch-kritischen und exegetischen Commentare; nebst einer Einleitung über den ersten Fortgang der hebräischen Poesie, über Metrik, Weissagung usw. (Darmstadt: Heyer / Stahl, 1822).

II.   Commentaries published from 1931 to the present

Andersen, F. I., Habakkuk: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AB 25; New York: Doubleday, 2001).

Armerding, C. E., "Habakkuk", 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) 603-648.

Bailey, W., "The Book of Habakkuk", in K. L. Barker – W. Bailey, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (NAC 20; Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1999) 245-378.

Baker, D. W., Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 27; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press; Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1988). Reprint 2009, unrevised as to content but retypeset in a new format with different pagination: (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 27; Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press; Downer's Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009).

Bernini, G., Osea – Michea – Nahum – Abacuc (NVB 30; Roma: Edizioni Paoline, 1970).

Bič, M., Trois prophètes dans un temps de ténèbres. Sophonie, Nahum, Habaquq (LD 48; Paris: Cerf, 1968).

Boadt, L. E., Jeremiah 26-52, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Nahum (OTM 10; Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1982). [Habakkuk pp. 155-198]

Bruce, F. F., "Habakkuk", in T. E. McComiskey (gen. ed.), The Minor Prophets. An Exegetical and Expository Commentary, 2: Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum and Habakkuk (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1993) 831-896. Reprinted in T. E. McComiskey (gen. ed.), The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009) 831-896.

Bruckner, J. K., Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (NIV Application Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004).

Dangl, O., Das Buch Habakuk (Neuer Stuttgarter Kommentar. Altes Testament, 25/1; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2014).

Deissler, A., Zwölf Propheten, 2: Obadja, Jona, Micha, Nahum, Habakuk (Neue Echter Bibel. Kommentar zum AT mit der Einheitsübersetzung, 8; Würzburg: Echter, 1984).

Dempsey, C. J., Amos, Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk (New Collegeville Bible Commentary, 15; Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013). Included in D. Durken (gen. ed.), The New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015), and in D. Durken (gen. ed.), The New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017).

Dietrich, W., Nahum, Habakuk, Zefanja (IEKAT; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2014). English version: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (IECOT; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2016).

Eaton, J. H., Obadiah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah: Introduction and Commentary (Torch Bible Commentaries; London: SCM, 1961).

Eszenyei Széles, M., Wrath and Mercy. A Commentary on the Books of Habakkuk and Zephaniah (International Theological Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans; Edinburgh: Handsel, 1987).

Fabry, H.-J., Habakuk / Obadja: übersetzt und ausgelegt (HTKAT; Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 2018).

Gafney, W. C. M., Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (Wisdom Commentary, 38; Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017).

Hiebert, T., "The Book of Habakkuk", 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) 621-656.

Keller, C. A., "Habacuc", in R. Vuilleumier – C. A. Keller, Michée; Nahoum; Habacuc; Sophonie (CAT 11b; Neuchâtel: Delachaux et Niestlé, 1971). Revised edition: "2e édition, corrigée et mise à jour": Genève: Labor et Fides, 1990 [only minor changes, above all in the bibliography].

Miller, S. R., Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Holman Old Testament Commentary, 20; Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2004).

Patterson, R. D., Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (The Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary; Chicago: Moody Press, 1991).

Perlitt, L., Die Propheten Nahum, Habakuk, Zephanja (ATD Neubearbeitungen, 25/1; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004).

Rinaldi, G. – F. Luciani, I Profeti Minori, Fascicolo III: Michea – Nahum – Abacuc – Sofonia – Aggeo – Zaccaria – Malachia (La Sacra Bibbia; Torino & Roma: Marietti, 1969).

Roberts, J. J. M., Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. A Commentary (OTL; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1991).

Robertson, O. P., The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990).

Rudolph, W., Micha, Nahum, Habakuk, Zephanja. Mit einer Texttafel von Alfred Jepsen (KAT XIII/3; Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, 1975).

Rutherford, J. A., The Book of Habakkuk: An Exegetical-Theological Commentary on the Hebrew Text (Teleioteti Old Testament Commentaries; Vancouver, BC: Teleioteti Publishing, 2019).

Savoca, G., Abdia, Naum, Abacuc, Sofonia. Nuova versione, introduzione e commento (I libri biblici: Primo Testamento, 18; Milano: Edizioni Paoline, 2006).

Scaiola, D., Naum, Abacuc, Sofonia: introduzione, traduzione e commento (Nuova versione della Bibbia dai testi antichi, 16; Cinisello Balsamo [MI]: San Paolo, 2013).

Seybold, K., Nahum, Habakuk, Zephanja (Zürcher Bibelkommentare. AT 24/2; Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 1991).

Snyman, S. D., Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 27; London: Inter-Varsity Press; Downer's Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020).

Taylor, C. L. – H. Thurman, "The Book of Habakkuk", in G. A. Buttrick (gen. ed.), The Interpreter's Bible, Vol. VI: Lamentations; Ezekiel; Daniel; Twelve Prophets (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1956) 971-1003. [the first-named author was responsible for the introduction and exegesis, the second author for the expository matter]

Thomas, H. A., Habakkuk (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018).

Ungern-Sternberg, R. Freiherr von – H. Lamparter, Der Tag des Gerichtes Gottes. Die Propheten Habakuk, Zephanja, Jona, Nahum übersetzt und ausgelegt (Botschaft des Alten Testaments, 23/4; Stuttgart: Calwer, 1960).

Watts, J. D. W., The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah (The Cambridge Bible Commentary on the NEB; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975).

Westendorf, J. J., Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (The People's Bible; Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House, 2000).

Woude, A. S. van der, Habakuk. Zefanja (De Prediking van het Oude Testament; Nijkerk: Callenbach, 1978).