Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy []

The Book of Hosea: Commentaries (post-1800)

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

[Hosea-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 Osea, Gioele, ed Amos (Parafrasi de' libri de' Profeti, tomo V, parte prima; Venezia: Andrea Santini e figlio, tipografi, 1828). [on Hos pp. 5-141]

Cheyne, T. K., The Book of Hosea (CBSC; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1884).

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

Huxtable, E., "Hosea", 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) 398-491. [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.]

Reynolds, H. R. – O. C. Whitehouse, "Hosea", in C. J. Ellicott (ed.), An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers. Vol. V (London: Cassell, 1884) 409-434.

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: "The Book of Hosea. Expounded by Otto Schmoller. Translated from the German, with additions, by James Frederick McCurdy", 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 Hos comm. has 100 pp; each part of vol. 14 has its own pagination].

Scholz, A., Commentar zum Buche des Propheten Hoseas (Würzburg: Leo Woerl, 1882).

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

Simson, A., Der Prophet Hosea erklärt und übersetzt (Hamburg: Perthes, 1851).

Stuck, J. C., Hoseas propheta: introductionem praemisit, vertit, commentatus est Johannes Christianus Stuck (Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Reclam, 1828).

Wünsche, A., Der Prophet Hosea: übersetzt und erklärt mit Benutzung der Targumim, der jüdischen Ausleger Raschi, Aben Ezra und David Kimchi (Leipzig: T. O. Weigel, 1868).

II.   Commentaries published from 1931 to the present

Andersen, F. I. – D. N. Freedman, Hosea (AB 24; New York: Doubleday, 1980).

Beeby, H. D., Grace Abounding. A Commentary on the Book of Hosea (International Theological Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989).

Ben Zvi, E., Hosea (FOTL 21A; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2005).

Benzi, G., Osea: introduzione, traduzione e commento (Nuova versione della Bibbia dai testi antichi, 13; Cinisello Balsamo [MI]: San Paolo, 2018).

Bernini, G., Osea – Michea – Nahum – Abacuc (NVB 30; Roma: Edizioni Paoline, 1970). [Osea pp. 7-218]

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

Blois, K. de – L. Dorn – G. van Steenbergen – J. A. Thompson, A Handbook on Hosea and Joel (UBS Handbook Series; Miami, FL: United Bible Societies, 2020).

Bons, E., Das Buch Hosea (Neuer Stuttgarter Kommentar: Altes Testament 23/1; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1996).

Brown, S. L., The Book of Hosea (Westminster Commentaries; London: Methuen, 1932).

Carroll R. (Rodas), M. D., "Hosea", 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) 213-306.

Davies, G. I., Hosea (NCB; London: Marshall Pickering; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1992).

Dearman, J. A., The Book of Hosea (NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010).

Deiana, G., Osea, Gioele: nuova versione, introduzione e commento (I libri biblici. Primo Testamento, 14; Milano: Paoline, 2021).

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

Glenny, W. E., Hosea: A Commentary Based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus (Septuagint Commentary Series; Leiden: Brill, 2013).

Gruber, M. I., Hosea: A Textual Commentary (LHB/OTS 653; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017).

Hamborg, G. R., Hosea, Joel, and Amos (New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023), esp. 16-188.

Hauret, C., Amos et Osée (Verbum Salutis, A.T. 5; Paris: Beauchesne, 1970). [Osée pp. 127-267]

Hubbard, D. A., Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 24; Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1989). [replaced in the series by the comm. of Routledge (2020) below]

Hwang, J., Hosea: God's Reconciliation with His Estranged Household (ZECOT – A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, 24; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, 2021).

Jacob, E., "Osée", in E. Jacob – C.-A. Keller – S. Amsler, Osée, Joel, Abdias, Jonas, Amos (CAT XIa; Neuchâtel: Delachaux et Niestlé, 1965) 7-98. [The second edition of 1982 and the third edition of 1992 added some pages of new bibliography, but the commentary is virtually unchanged]

Jeremias, J., Der Prophet Hosea (ATD Neubearbeitungen, 24/1; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1983); = Osea. Traduzione e commento (Antico Testamento, 24.1; Brescia: Paideia, 2000).

Krispenz, J., Hosea (Zürcher Bibelkommentare, AT, 24/1a; Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2023).

Landy, F., Hosea. Second revised edition (Readings, a New Biblical Commentary; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011). [first edition 1995, published by Sheffield Academic Press]

Lim, B. H. – D. Castelo, Hosea (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015).

Macintosh, A. A., A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Hosea (ICC; Edinburgh: Clark, 1997).

Mauchline, J. – H. C. Phillips, "The Book of Hosea", in G. A. Buttrick (gen. ed.), The Interpreter's Bible, Vol. VI: Lamentations; Ezekiel; Daniel; Twelve Prophets (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1956) 551-725. [the first-named author was responsible for the introduction and exegesis, the second author for the expository matter]

Mays, J. L., Hosea (OTL; London: SCM; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1969).

McComiskey, T. E., "Hosea", in T. E. McComiskey (gen. ed.), The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009) 1-237. 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).

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

Moon, J. N., Hosea (Apollos Old Testament Commentary, 21; London: Apollos; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018).

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

Muraoka, T., The Books of Hosea and Micah in Hebrew and Greek (OBO 294; Leuven: Peeters, 2022). Open access here. [a text-critical commentary, focussed on the Greek text]

Penchansky, D., "Hosea", 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) 1030-1047.

Pentiuc, E. J., Long-Suffering Love: A Commentary on Hosea with Patristic Annotations (Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2002).

Pentiuc, E. J. – G. Barnea – É. Méténier – L. Popko [and others], Hosea: The Word of the Lord That Happened to Hosea (La Bible en ses traditions = The Bible in its Traditions, 3; Leuven: Peeters, 2017).

Rinaldi, G., I Profeti Minori, II: Osea – Gioele – Abdia – Giona (La Sacra Bibbia; Torino: Marietti, 1960).

Routledge, R. L., Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 24; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020). [replaces the commentary of Hubbard in the series (see above)]

Rudolph, W., Hosea (KAT XIII/1; Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, 1966).

Simian-Yofre, H., El desierto de los dioses. Teología e Historia en el libro de Oseas (Córdoba - Madrid: El Almendro, 1993); = Il deserto degli dei. Teologia e storia nel libro di Osea (Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane, 1994).

Simundson, D. J., Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah (Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries; Nashville: Abingdon, 2005).

Ward, J. M., Hosea. A Theological Commentary (New York: Harper and Row, 1966).

Wolff, H. W., Dodekapropheton 1: Hosea (BKAT XIV/1; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1961; Zweite, verbesserte und ergänzte Auflage 1965); = Hosea (Hermeneia; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1974).

Yee, G. A., "The Book of Hosea", in L. E. Keck (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter's Bible. General articles and introduction, commentary, and reflections for each book of the Bible including the apocryphal /deuterocanonical books. Vol. 7: Introduction to apocalyptic literature, Daniel, additions to Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996) 195-297.