Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy []

The Book of Obadiah: Commentaries (post-1800)

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

[Obadiah-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

Aglen, A. S., "Obadiah", in C. J. Ellicott (ed.), An Old Testament Commentary for English Readers. Vol. V (London: Cassell, 1884) 469-481.

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 Obad pp. 5-20]

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 Obadiah commentary is on Bewer pp. 3-46.]

Caspari, C. P., Der Prophet Obadja (Leipzig: Reinhold Beyer, 1842).

Hendewerk, C. L., Obadiae Prophetae Oraculum in Idumaeos, huius populi historia perscripta, et versionibus antiquissimis commentariisque tam patrum eccl. quam interpretum recentium adhibitis, in linguam Latinam translatum et enucleatum (Regiomonti Prussorum [Königsberg, now Kaliningrad], Impensis fratrum Borntraeger, 1836).

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 Obadiah. Expounded by Paul Kleinert. Translated from the German, with additions, by George R. Bliss", 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 Obadiah comm. has 16 pp.]

Meyrick, F., "Obadiah", 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) 561-574. [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.]

Perowne, T. T., Obadiah and Jonah (CBSC; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1883).

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

II.   Commentaries published from 1931 to the present

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

Armerding, C. E., "Obadiah", 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) 421-450.

Baker, D. W., "Obadiah: An Introduction and Commentary", in D. W. Baker – T. D. Alexander – B. K. Waltke, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries; Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1988) 17-44. Reprint 2009, unrevised as to content but retypeset in a new format with different pagination: (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 26; Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press; Downer's Grove, IL: IVP Academic). [replaced by the 2021 comm. by Timmer, see below]

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

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).

Block, D. I., Obadiah: The Kingship Belongs to YHWH. Second edition (ZECOT – A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, 27; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017). [Zondervan published an earlier edition in 2013 in the commentary series "Hearing the Message of Scripture"; the first ZECOT edition appeared in 2015]

Coggins, R., "'Judgement between Brothers' – A Commentary on the Book of Obadiah", in R. Coggins – S. P. Reʾemi, Israel among the Nations. A Commentary on the Books of Nahum and Obadiah and Esther (International Theological Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans; Edinburgh: Handsel, 1985).

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).

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

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

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

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

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

Jenson, P. P., Obadiah, Jonah, Micah: A Theological Commentary (LHB/OTS 496; London: T & T Clark, 2008).

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

Keller, C.-A., "Abdias", in E. Jacob – C.-A. Keller – S. Amsler, Osée, Joel, Abdias, Jonas, Amos (CAT XIa; Neuchâtel: Delachaux et Niestlé, 1965) 251-262. [The second edition of 1982 and the third edition of 1992 added some pages of new bibliography, but the commentary is virtually unchanged.]

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

Niehaus, J. J., "Obadiah", 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). Reprinted in T. E. McComiskey (gen. ed.), The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009) 495-541.

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

Ogden, G. S., Obadiah and Haggai (Readings: A New Biblical Commentary; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2022).

Pagán, S., "The Book of Obadiah", 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) 433-459.

Phillips, E., Obadiah, Jonah and Micah (Apollos Old Testament Commentary, 23; London: Apollos; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2022).

Raabe, P. R., Obadiah (AB 24D; New York: Doubleday, 1996).

Renkema, J., Obadiah (HCOT; Leuven: Peeters, 2003).

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).

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

Scaiola, D., Abdia, Giona, Michea: introduzione, traduzione e commento (Nuova versione della Bibbia dai testi antichi, 15; Cinisello Balsamo [MI]: San Paolo, 2012).

Smith, B. K. – F. S. Page, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah (New American Commentary, 19B; Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1995). [on Obad: Smith 171-202]

Struppe, U., Die Bücher Obadja, Jona (Neuer Stuttgarter Kommentar. Altes Testament, 24/1; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1996).

Thompson, J. A. – N. F. Langford, "The Book of Obadiah", in G. A. Buttrick (gen. ed.), The Interpreter's Bible, Vol. VI: Lamentations; Ezekiel; Daniel; Twelve Prophets (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1956) 855-867. [the first-named author was responsible for the introduction and exegesis, the second author for the expository matter]

Timmer, D. C., Obadiah, Jonah and Micah: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 26; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2021). [replaces the 1988 comm. by Baker, see above]

Watts, J. D. W., Obadiah: A Critical Exegetical Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1969).

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 3: Obadja und Jona (BKAT XIV/3; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1977); = Obadiah and Jonah: A Continental Commentary (Continental Commentary Series; Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg, 1986).

Zhuk, V., "Obadiah", 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) 1056-1060.