11 Best Amos Commentaries You Must Read First
June 13, 2017

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1) Amos–The Prophet and His Oracles: Research on the Book of Amos

 

 

Top Amos Commentaries // #1

M. Daniel Carroll R. – Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado – writes Amos–The Prophet and His Oracles: Research on the Book of Amos for Westminster John Knox Press.  His well received and thorough book is clearly written and concisely gives the history of this prophet. Carroll’s approach to the Book is thorough and balanced and includes two essays that trace the history of scholarship and offer promising lines for further inquiry.  You’ll also find an anthology of readings, bibliography, notes on doctoral dissertations and much more.

 

2) Amos, Obadiah, Jonah: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture

 

 

Top Amos Commentaries // #2

Scholars Billy K. Smith and Frank Page team to write Amos, Obadiah, Jonah: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture for The New American Commentary.  Highly regarded as a go-to for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound their understanding of the Scriptures, this series is readable and scholarly simultaneously. Key features include: commentary based on the new international version, sound scholarly methodology that reflects research in the original languages, NIV text printed in the body of the commentary, interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book, and readable and applicable exposition.

 

3) Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 31, Hosea-Jonah

 

 

Top Amos Commentaries // #3

A well-constructed work of genuine biblical scholarship, the author of Hosea-Jonah Volume 31 from the Word Biblical Commentary is Dr. Douglas Stuart (Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusettes). Based on years of his intensive study and research, this new commentary provides excellent guidance into Ruth and Esther and fills a void in Old Testament studies. This publishing house delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day. This series emphasizes a deep analysis of textual, linguistic, structural and theological evidence. Balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology is the end product. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for everyone from professional theologians to lay people interested in building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

 

4) The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary

 

 

Top Amos Commentaries // #4

Noted evangelical scholars including Bruce Waltke, Tremper Longman III, F. F. Bruce, and J. Alec Motyer offer an authoritative, evangelical treatment of the minor prophets and their messages of doom and gloom. A meticulous exegesis of the Hebrew text is provided and the authors also relate the message of the ancient prophets to contemporary life in practical and meaningful ways.

 

5) Amos: A Commentary on the Book of Amos

 

 

Top Amos Commentaries // #5


Harvard professor Frank Moore Cross makes extensive use of ancient Near Eastern sources, employs medieval Jewish exegesis and calls upon modern Israeli biblical scholarship to create Amos: A Commentary on the Book of Amos for the series Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible.  The Hermeneia commentary offers authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books.  The name Hermeneia (which is Greek) means the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work.  Designed for serious students of the bible, the series gives the student or scholar a full critical discussion of each book and the primary data upon which the discussion is based.

 

 

6) Joel and Amos (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

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Top Amos Commentaries // #6

The premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking, the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries presents Joel and Amos by David Hubbarb. The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised texts of Joel and Amos have been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

 

7) Amos (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

 

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Top Amos Commentaries // #7

The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries is a prestigious series of more than 80 volumes written by scholars of all faiths. A book-by-book translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha, this massive commentary series makes available all the significant historical and linguistic knowledge which bears on the interpretation of the Bible. Anchor Yale commentaries are written with the most exacting standards of scholarship, reflecting the highest technical accomplishment. They are accessible for laypersons, and vital for sermon preparation, research, and advanced study of the Bible. Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman write the Amos volume.

8) The Message of Amos (Bible Speaks Today)

 

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Top Amos Commentaries // #8

The late J. Alec Motyer – a renowned Old Testament pastor and scholar who was principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England – wrote The Message of Amos. This book is part of the Bible Speaks Today commentary series which embraces a three-prong approach to commentaries: expound the biblical text with accuracy, relate it to contemporary life and to readable. Each contributor in this series is both a noted scholar and a working pastor.

 

9) The NIV Application Commentary: Hosea, Amos, Micah

 

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Gary V. Smith shares perspectives on Hosea, Amos, Micah that show ageless truths for our modern lives in this NIV Application Commentary. NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications.
This top commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application. Smith exposes the links between Israel eight centuries B.C. and our own times

 

10) The Minor Prophets: Hosea-Jonah

 

 

Top Amos Commentaries // #10

The Minor Prophets: Hosea-Jonah is a simple, practical and highly informative work by the late Dr. James Montgomery Boice (who was a senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals).  Dr. Boice claims Hosea 3 is the greatest chapter in the Bible and shows you why in this enjoyable read.

 

11) Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)

 

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Calvin’s Commentaries are a 22 volume timeless set of texts by John Calvin – the French theologian and pastor of Geneva who was one of the principal 16th-century Reformers. Calvin’s commentaries display a unique combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians. This is a massive and classic collection with over 22,000 pages in total. Features include: advanced searching by passage and topic, passage guides and reports, sermon preparation and more.

 



 

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