Commentaries on Joel

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



Hosea (The Minor Prophets) by Raymond Dillard, McComiskey, Ed.


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on The Minor Prophets

Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, “a thoughtful and profound commentary”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Joel, “very useful, especially on the details of the Hebrew text”

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Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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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 Joel, “his commentary is always worth consulting on these books…very highly recommended”

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The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah (NICOT) by Leslie C. Allen


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: “up-to-date, insightful, and careful”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Joel, “generally accessible to most readers…overall, a helpful commentary”

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Joel and Amos (TOTC) by David Allan Hubbard


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “well written and very useful”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Joel, “written at a much more accessible level”

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Joel, Obadiah, Malachi (NIVAC) by David W. Baker


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “[Baker] writes clearly as he skillfully exposits the meaning and application of these three Minor Prophets”

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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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Joel by O. Palmer Robertson


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Joel, “written at an accessible introductory level”

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Joel, Obadiah and Micah (EBC) by Thomas J. Finley


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “a fully conceived commentary interested in all aspects of the biblical books”

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Joel and Amos (Hermeneia) by Hans Walter Wolff


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Accolades:

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

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Joel and Obadiah (OTL) by John Barton


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, Barton is “an engaging writer”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



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


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Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah (TPC) by Lloyd J. Ogilvie


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



The Minor Prophets by Charles L. Feinberg


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Minor Prophets (IEC) by H.A. Ironside


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


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



The Minor Prophets by James Montgomery Boice


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