Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



The Book of Judges: Commentaries (post-1800)


The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    Commentaries published between 1800 and 1969

Bachmann, J., Das Buch der Richter. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Geschichte seiner Auslegung und kirchlichen Verwendung. Ersten Bandes erste Hälfte / Ersten Bandes zweite Hälfte (Berlin: Wiegandt & Grieben, 1868 / 1869). [the work remained unfinished; the two parts of the first volume ended with almost 300 pp of commentary on Judg 4-5]

Bertheau, E., Das Buch der Richter und Rut. Zweite Auflage (KeH 6; Leipzig: Hirzel, 1883). [first ed. Leipzig: Weidmann, 1845]

Budde, K., Das Buch der Richter (KHC 7; Freiburg im Breisgau: Mohr [Siebeck], 1897).

Burney, C. F., The Book of Judges, with Introduction and Notes. Second edition (London: Rivingtons, 1920). [first ed. 1918]. Reprinted: Burney, C. F., The Book of Judges, with Introduction and Notes, and Notes on the Hebrew Text of the Books of Kings, with an Introduction and Appendix. Prolegomenon by W. F. Albright (New York: Ktav, 1970).

Clair, C., Les Juges et Ruth: introduction critique et commentaires par Charles Clair SJ; traduction française par Antoine Bayle (SBD 8; Paris: Lethielleux, 1878).

Cooke, G. A., The Book of Judges in the Revised Version, with Introduction and Notes (CBSC; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1913).

Ehrlich, A. B., Randglossen zur hebräischen Bibel, Textkritisches, Sprachliches und Sachliches. Band 3: Josua. Richter. I und II Samuel (Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1910). Reprinted (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1968).

Garstang, J., Joshua-Judges (The Foundations of Bible History; London: Constable; New York: R. R. Smith, 1931).

Gray, J., Joshua, Judges and Ruth (New Century Bible; London: Nelson, 1967). [minor revised edition in 1977]

Gressmann, H., Die Anfänge Israels (Von 2. Mose bis Richter und Ruth), 2. verbesserte Auflage (SAT I, 2; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1922). [first ed. 1914].

Hertzberg, H. W., Die Bücher Josua, Richter, Ruth. 2., durchges. Aufl. (ATD 9; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1959). [first ed. 1953]

Hummelauer, F. de, Commentarius in libros Judicum et Ruth (Cursus Scripturae Sacrae, Commentarius in libros historicos, 4; Parisiis: Lethielleux, 1888).

Keil, C. F., Josua, Richter und Ruth. Zweite verbesserte Auflage (Biblischer Commentar über das Alte Testament, 2. Teil: Prophetische Geschichtsbücher, 1; Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1874). [first ed. 1863]

Lagrange, M.-J., Le livre des Juges (Études bibliques; Paris: Lecoffre, 1903).

Moore, G. F., A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Judges (ICC; Edinburgh: Clark; New York: Scribner's, 1895) [and subsequent reprints].

Moore, G. F., The Book of Judges: A New English Translation, Printed in Colors Exhibiting the Composite Structure of the Book (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company; London: James Clarke; Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1898). [supplement to his comm.]

Moore, G. F., The Book of Judges: Critical Edition of the Hebrew Text Printed in Colors Exhibiting the Composite Structure of the Book, with Notes (SBOT 7; Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs; Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press; London: David Nutt, 1900). [supplement to his comm.]

Nowack, W., Richter – Ruth (HKAT Abt.1, Bd.4, Teil 1; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1900). The commentary was then published again with his Samuel commentary under the title: Nowack, W., Richter, Ruth und Bücher Samuelis (HKAT Abt.1, Bd.4, Teil 1-2; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1902).

Nötscher, F., Josua. Das Buch der Richter (Echter Bibel. Das Alte Testament; Würzburg: Echter, 1950).

Oettli, S., Das Deuteronomium und die Bücher Josua und Richter. Herausgegeben von H. Strack und O. Zöckler (Kurzgefasster Kommentar zu den heiligen Schriften Alten und Neuen Testamentes, sowie zu den Apokryphen. Altes Testament, 2; München: Beck, 1893).

Rosenmüller, E. F. K., Scholia in Vetus Testamentum: Pars XI, Libri historici Veteris Testamenti annotatione perpetua. Vol. 2: Judices et Ruth (Lipsiae: sumptibus Ioh. Ambros. Barthii, 1835).

Sacchi, P., I Giudici: versione, introduzione, note (Nuovissima versione della Bibbia dai testi originali, 7; Roma: Paoline, 1968).

Schulz, A., Das Buch der Richter und das Buch Ruth (Die Heilige Schrift des Alten Testamentes, II/4-5; Bonn: Hanstein, 1926).

Studer, G. L., Das Buch der Richter grammatisch und historisch erklärt. Zweite verbesserte Ausgabe (Bern, Chur und Leipzig: Dalp, 1842). [first ed. 1835]

Zapletal, V., Das Buch der Richter (Exegetisches Handbuch zum Alten Testament, 7/1; Münster in Westfalen: Aschendorff, 1923).

II.    Commentaries published from 1970 onwards

Álvarez Barredo, M., La iniciativa de Dios. Estudio literario y teológico de Jueces 1-8 (Publicaciones Instituto Teológico Franciscano. Serie Mayor, 31; Murcia: Editorial Espigas, 2000).

Álvarez Barredo, M., La iniciativa de Dios. Estudio literario y teológico de Jueces 9-21 (Publicaciones Instituto Teológico Franciscano. Serie Mayor, 40; Murcia: Editorial Espigas, 2005).

Biddle, M. E., Reading Judges: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Reading the Old Testament; Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2012).

Block, D. I., Judges, Ruth (NAC 6; Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1999).

Boling, R. G., Judges: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (AB 6A; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975).

Butler, T. C., Judges (WBC 8; Nashville, TN: Nelson, 2009).

Chisholm, R. B., Jr., A Commentary on Judges and Ruth (Kregel Exegetical Library; Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic, 2013).

Cocco, F., Giosuè e Giudici: introduzione e commento (Dabar, logos, parola. Lectio divina popolare; Padova: Messaggero, 2010).

Corini, G.M., Giudici: introduzione, traduzione e commento (Nuova versione della Bibbia dai testi antichi, 7; Cinisello Balsamo [MI]: San Paolo, 2017).

Franke, J. R. (ed.), Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel (ACCS OT IV; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005); = Giosuè, Giudici, Rut, 1-2 Samuele. Edizione italiana a cura di Chiara Spuntarelli; introduzione generale di Angelo Di Bernardino (Roma: Città Nuova, 2007); = Josué, Jueces, Rut, 1-2 Samuel. Director de la edición en castellano Marcelo Merino Rodríguez (La Biblia comentada por los Padres de la Iglesia. Antiguo Testamento, 4; Madrid: Ciudad Nueva, 2009).

Frolov, S., Judges (FOTL 6B; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013).

Görg, M., Richter (Neue Echter-Bibel AT, 31; Würzburg: Echter, 1993).

Gray, J., Joshua, Judges, Ruth. Completely revised edition (New Century Bible Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans; London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1986). [for the first ed. 1967 see above]

Groß, W., Richter. Übersetzt und ausgelegt von Walter Groß, mit Karten von Erasmus Gaß (HTKAT; Freiburg in Breisgau: Herder, 2009).

Gutbrod, K., Das Buch vom Lande Gottes: Josua und Richter. 4., neu bearb. Aufl. (Die Botschaft des Alten Testaments, 10; Stuttgart: Calwer Verlag, 1985). [first ed. 1951]

Gunn, D. M., Judges (Blackwell Bible Commentaries; Oxford: Blackwell, 2005). [primarily on reception history]

Hamlin, E. J., At Risk in the Promised Land: A Commentary on the Book of Judges (International Theological Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990).

Knauf, E. A., Richter (Zürcher Bibelkommentare AT, 7; Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2016).

Lindars, B., Judges 1–5: A New Translation and Commentary. Edited by A. D. H. Mayes (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1995).

Matthews, V. H., Judges and Ruth (New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

McCann, J. C., Judges (Interpretation. A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching; Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 2002).

Nelson, R. D., Judges: A Critical & Rhetorical Commentary (London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017).

Niditch, S., "Judges", in J. Barton – J. Muddiman (eds.), The Oxford Bible Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001) 176-191.

Niditch, S., Judges: A Commentary (OTL; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2008).

Olson, D. T., "The Book of Judges: Introduction, Commentary, and Reflections", in L. E. Keck (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter's Bible. Vol. 2: The Book of Numbers; The Book of Deuteronomy; Introduction to Narrative Literature; The Book of Joshua; The Book of Judges; The Book of Ruth; The First and Second Books of Samuel (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998) 721-888.

Rosenberg, A. J. (ed.), Judges: A New English Translation. Translation of Text, Rashi, and Commentary by Avrohom Fishelis and Shmuel Fishelis (Judaica, Books of the Prophets; New York: Judaica Press, ©1979 [actually published 1983]).

Sasson, J. M., Judges 1-12: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AYB 6D; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014).

Schneider, T. J., Judges (Berit Olam; Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000).

Soggin, J. A., Judges: A Commentary. Second edition (OTL; London: SCM; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1987). [first ed. 1981] French version: Le livre des Juges (Commentaire de l'A.T. 5b; Genève: Labor et Fides, 1987).

Webb, B. G., The Book of Judges (NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012).