Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy []

The Book of Joel: Commentaries (post-1800)

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

[Joel-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 Joel pp. 143-192]

Beck, J. T., Erklärung der Propheten Micha und Joel: nebst einer Einleitung in der Prophetie. Herausgegeben von Jul. Lindenmeyer (Gütersloh: Bertelsmann, 1898).

Bewer, J. A., "A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Obadiah and Joel", in J. M. Powis Smith – W. Hayes Ward – J. A. Bewer, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah and Joel (ICC; Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1911). [Each author's contribution has its own separate pagination; the Joel commentary is on Bewer pp. 47-146].

Credner, K. A., Der Prophet Joel übersetzt und erklärt (Halle [Saale]: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1831).

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".

Holzhausen, F. A., Die Weissagung des Propheten Joel übersetzt und erklärt (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1829).

Meier, E. H., Der Prophet Joel übersetzt und erklärt (Tübingen: Fues, 1841).

Meyrick, F., "Joel", 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) 492-519. [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.]

Schmalohr, J., Das Buch des Propheten Joel, übersetzt und erklärt (Alttestamentliche Abhandlungen, 7/4; Münster: Aschendorff, 1922).

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 Joel. Expounded by Otto Schmoller. Translated from the German, with additional notes and a new version of the Hebrew text by J. Forsyth", 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 Joel comm. has 42 pp; each part of vol. 14 has its own pagination].

Scholz, A., Commentar zum Buche des Propheten Joel (Würzburg: Woerl, 1885).

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

Wade, G. W., The Books of the Prophets Micah, Obadiah, Joel and Jonah (Westminster Commentaries; London: Methuen, 1925).

Warren, S. L., "Joel", in C. J. Ellicott (ed.), An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers. Vol. V (London: Cassell, 1884) 435-445.

Wünsche, A., Die Weissagungen des Propheten Joel, uebersetzt und erklaert (Leipzig: Fues's Verlag [R. Reisland), 1872).

II.    Commentaries published from 1931 to the present

Achtemeier, E., "The Book of Joel", 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) 299-336.

Allen, L. C., The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah and Micah (NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976).

Assis, E., The Book of Joel: A Prophet Between Calamity and Hope (LHB/OTS 581; New York & London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013).

Baker, D. W., Joel, Obadiah, Malachi (NIV Application Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006).

Barker, J. A., Joel: Despair and Deliverance in the Day of the Lord (ZECOT – A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, 25; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, 2020).

Barton, J., Joel and Obadiah: A Commentary (OTL; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001).

Bernini, G., Sofonia – Gioele – Abdia – Giona (NVB 31; Roma: Edizioni Paoline, 1972).

Bič, M., Das Buch Joel (Berlin: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 1960).

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).

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

Collins, J. J., Joel, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (New Collegeville Bible Commentary, 17; 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).

Crenshaw, J. L., Joel. A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AB 24C; New York: Doubleday, 1995). [later published unchanged by Yale University Press in the series Anchor Yale Bible]

Dahmen, U. – G. Fleischer, Die Bücher Joel und Amos (Neuer Stuttgarter Kommentar: Altes Testament, 23/2; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2001). [Dahmen commented on Joel, 11-113]

Davis, S., "Joel", 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) 1048-1055.

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, 31992).

Dillard, R. B., "Joel", 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). Reprinted in T. E. McComiskey (gen. ed.), The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009) 239-314.

Epp-Tiessen, D., Joel, Obadiah, Micah (Believers Church Bible Commentary; Harrisonburg, VA & Kitchener, Ontario: Herald, 2022).

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

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. 189-259.

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 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., Die Propheten Joel, Obadja, Jona, Micha (ATD Neubearbeitungen, 24/3; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007).

Keller, C.-A., "Joel", in E. Jacob – C.-A. Keller – S. Amsler, Osée, Joel, Abdias, Jonas, Amos (CAT XIa; Neuchâtel: Delachaux et Niestlé, 1965) 99-155. [The second edition of 1982 and the third edition of 1992 added some pages of new bibliography, but the commentary is virtually unchanged.]

Lucci, L., Gioele: introduzione, traduzione e commento (NVB 14.1; Cinisello Balsamo [MI]: San Paolo, 2011).

Lundbom, J. R., Joel: Prophet of the Outpouring Spirit: A Commentary (Critical Commentaries; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2023).

Meissner, W., Bücher Joel und Obadja (Edition C: Bibelkommentar Altes Testament, 36; Holzgerlingen: Hänssler, 2000).

Nogalski, J. D., The Books of Joel, Obadiah, and Jonah (NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2023).

Ogden, G. S. – R. R. Deutsch, A Promise of Hope, a Call to Obedience: a Commentary on the Books of Joel and Malachi (International Theological Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans; Edinburgh: Handsel, 1987). [Ogden commented on Joel, 5-59]

Patterson, R. D., "Joel", 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) 307-346.

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

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

Seitz, C. R., Joel (International Theological Commentary; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016).

Shao, J. T. – R. C. Shao, Joel, Nahum, and Malachi: A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary (Asia Bible Commentary; Carlisle: Langham Global Library, 2021).

Thompson, J. A. – N. F. Langford, "The Book of Joel", in G. A. Buttrick (gen. ed.), The Interpreter's Bible, Vol. VI: Lamentations; Ezekiel; Daniel; Twelve Prophets (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1956) 727-760. [the first-named author was responsible for the introduction and exegesis, the second author for the expository matter]

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).

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