Commentaries on Hosea

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Hosea. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Hosea 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 Hosea



Hosea (The Minor Prophets) by Thomas Edward McComiskey, Ed.


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on The Minor Prophets

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “this commentary is a must…an important commentary”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Hosea, “The layout of the commentary is somewhat unusual…but the comments are well worth it”

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The Message of Hosea (BST) by Derek Kidner


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “combines scholarship, pastoral insight, and concern with a vital writing style”

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Hosea, “a helpful introductory level commentary that should be of use to a wide variety of readers”

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Hosea (TOTC) by David Allan Hubbard


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “compelling, well written, thoughtful…extremely readable”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Hosea, “a very valuable introductory level commentary”

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Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah (WBC) by Douglas Stuart


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “one of the best recent commentaries on the Minor Prophets…a must-buy for everyone preaching on these books”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Hosea, “[Stuart] is especially helpful at tracing the curses and blessings proclaimed by the prophets back to their Mosaic origin. Very highly recommended.”

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Hosea (Hermeneia) by Hans Walter Wolff


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “a benchmark study of both books”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Hosea

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Hosea (Anchor) by Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “one of the best of any book”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Hosea, “from a slightly critical perspective, this work remains a necessary resource for those doing in-depth study of the book”

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Hosea, Joel (NAC) by Duane A. Garrett


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “[Garrett is a clear writer who reaches his exegetical conclusions in a reasoned manner”

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The Book of Hosea (NICOT) by J. Andrew Dearman


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “sensitive to Hosea’s theological contribution”

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Hosea, Amos, Micah (REBC) by M. Daniel Carroll


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4.5 out of 5 stars, “packs a lot of substance and content…clear and profound”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Hosea, Amos, Micah (NIVAC) by Gary V. Smith


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Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah (Interpretation) by James Limburg


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Minor Prophets by Charles L. Feinberg


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Hosea (Focus) by Tim Chester


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Minor Prophets (IEC) by H.A. Ironside


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Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah (HOTC) by Trent C. Butler


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Hosea (OTL) by James Luther Mays


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


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



The Minor Prophets by James Montgomery Boice


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