Commentaries on Habakkuk

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Habakkuk. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Habakkuk that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the text, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse-by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more.

Top Reviewed Commentaries on Habakkuk



Habakkuk (The Minor Prophets) by F.F. Bruce, McComiskey, ed.


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 commentary on The Minor Prophets

Tremper Longman: Bruce is “highly competent on the Old Testament subject”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Habakkuk, “technical and requires some knowledge of Hebrew. It is very helpful.”

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Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (NICOT) by O. Palmer Robertson


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Tremper Longman: “Robertson excels in theological analysis and pastoral application”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Habakkuk, “very helpful at explaining the larger theological themes found within these books. Highly recommended.”

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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (TOTC) by David W. Baker


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “engaging writing style and an emphasis on theology and historical background”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Habakkuk, “For those seeking an introductory level commentary on Habakkuk, the best one available”

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Micah-Malachi (WBC) by Ralph L. Smith


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Tremper Longman: “solid and competent”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Habakkuk, “worth consulting”

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Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (NIVAC) by James Bruckner


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Tremper Longman: “Bruckner does a nice job getting to the heart of the message”

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Micah, Nahum, Habakkuh, Zephaniah by Kenneth L. Barker and Waylon Bailey


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Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Habakkuk, “the volume in the NAC series by Barker and Bailey is also a helpful commentary”

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Habakkuk (Anchor) by Francis Anderson


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “an excellent scholarly reading…a very clear writer”

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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (EC) by Richard D. Patterson


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “this commentary may be the best, in terms of quantity as well as quality of insight, on this Minor Prophet”

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Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah (OTL) by J. J. M. Roberts


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “written in a way that even interested nonspecialists can understand”

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Habakkuk (Minor Prophets, Part 2; FOTL) by Michael Floyd


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Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “this excellent work will only be helpful to scholars”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Interpretation) by Elizabeth Achtemeier


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Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (TPC) by Walter Kaiser Jr.


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Minor Prophets by Charles L. Feinberg


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Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah (Focus) by John L. Mackay


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Joel, Micah and Habakkuk (BST) by David Prior


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Minor Prophets (CBC) by Richard D. Patterson and Andrew E. Hill


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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (HOTC) by Stephen R. Miller


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Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (AOTC) by Julia M. O’Brien


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Nahum and Habakkuk (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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Minor Prophets (IEC) by H.A. Ironside


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