For more great commentaries on Amos, be sure to check:
Commentaries on the Minor Prophets, Commentaries on All the Prophets,
Commentaries on the Whole Old Testament
& Whole Bible Commentaries
Order of Contents
Early Church 1
The Best Commentaries on Amos
Benefield, Sebastian, on chs. 1-3
A Commentary or Exposition upon the First Chapter of the Prophecy of Amos Delivered in 21 Sermons (1613)
A Commentary or Exposition upon the Second Chapter of the Prophecy of Amos: Delivered in 21 Sermons (1620)
A Commentary or Exposition upon the Third Chapter of the Prophecy of Amos Delivered in 17 Sermons (1628)
** – “Dr. Benefield was Lady Margaret Professor in Oxford, a Puritan and thorough Calvinist. His volume was, in its time, the standard Commentary on Amos. It is somewhat prolix and plentifully sprinkled with Latin; it only discusses three chapters in 953 pages.” – Spurgeon
See Hall below for the rest of Amos.
Hall, Thomas – An Exposition by Way of Supplement, on Amos chs. 4-9 (1661)
** – “Hall took up Amos where Benefield left off. He says he studied brevity, and perhaps he succeeded, for he does not quite fill 600 pages with six chapters. The two quartos make up a complete work, of an antique type, not suitable to modern tastes, nor up to the mark of present criticism, but still instructive. What Puritan is not?” – Spurgeon
Commentaries on Amos
Ryan, Vincent – Lectures in Exposition of the Book of the Prophet Amos (1850)
Vincent was an Anglican curate.
** – “A commendable series of Lectures; the more valuable because so few moderns have ventured to touch the subject.” – Spurgeon
Cripps, Richard Stafford – A Critical & Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Amos Buy (1929 / 1955) Reprinted by Klock & Klock
‘Not abreast of the latest archaeological material. The exposition, however, is very full.’ – Cyril J. Barber
Honeycutt, Roy Lee – Amos & his Message (Broadman Press, 1963) 185 pp. ToC
‘Provides a well-written interpretative analysis of this prophecy.’ – Cyril J. Barber
Howard, James Keir – Amos among the Prophets (Baker, 1967) 125 pp. ToC
‘After carefully analyzing the two main sections of the prophecy, the author discusses the ‘reformation movement’ and interprets the prophecy both in relation to its historical background and also in terms of its abiding principles of conduct.’ – Cyril J. Barber
Mays, James Luther – Amos: a Commentary in Old Testament Library (Westminster Press, 1969) 170 pp. ToC The publisher is liberal.
‘Building upon the historical setting, expounds the contents and form of the book. A capable treatment.’ – Cyril J. Barber
Veldkamp, Herman – The Farmer from Tekoa Buy (1977)
Veldkamp is a Dutch Reformed pastor who has written on a number of the minor prophets.
The Early Church on Amos
Ferreiro, Alberto – Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: The Twelve Prophets Buy