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Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I & II Esdras

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I & II Esdras

by Jacob M. Myers

I & II Esdras is Volume 42 in the Anchor Bible Series of new book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha, each by a preeminent scholar. Jacob M. Myers is Professor of Old Testament at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg and the author of three earlier volumes in the series: I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra, Nehem… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Chronicles 1-9

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Chronicles 1-9

by Gary N. Knoppers

In his latest addition to the esteemed Anchor Bible Commentaries, scholar Gary N. Knoppers examines one of the most neglected books of the Old Testament and established its importance as a key to understanding the nation of Israel. Who were the Israelites? Was Israel’s first king, Saul, a hero or a disaster? Was David a gifted and accomplished leader or… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Chronicles 10-29

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Chronicles 10-29

by Gary N. Knoppers

In this latest addition to the esteemed Anchor Bible Series, scholar Gary N. Knoppers examines one of the most neglected books of the Hebrew Bible and establishes its importance to understanding the nation of Israel. What was the place of the monarchy in the history of ancient Israel? Was Israel's first king Saul a hero or a disaster? Was David a highly g… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Corinthians (1974)

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Corinthians (1974)

by William F. Orr and James Arthur Walther

I Corinthians is Volume 32 in the Anchor Bible series of new book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. William S. Orr and James Arthur Walther are, respectively, Professor Emeritus and Associate Professor of New Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. St. Paul's I Corinthians stands as one of the Bible's greatest mas… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Kings

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Kings

by Mordechai Cogan

Beginning with the death of David and the rise of Solomon, I Kings charts the history of Israel through the divided monarchy, when Ahab reigned in the north and Jehoshaphat reigned in the south. This new translation, with introduction and commentary by biblical scholar Mordechai Cogan, is part of the Anchor Bible Commentary Series, viewed by many as the defi… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Maccabees

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Maccabees

by Jonathan A. Goldstein

"The Apocryphal book of I Maccabees (Volume 41 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible Series) is an inspirational thriller." With the help of God, the aged priest Mattathias and his sons--Judas Maccabaeus, Jonathan, and Simon--dramatically lead the Jews of Judaea first to victory and then to freedom against the formidable successors of Alexander the Great. Their stru… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Samuel

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Samuel

by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.

The two books of Samuel narrate the establishment and expansion of the Kingdom of Israel. From Samuel’s providential birth, to his appointment of Saul as Israel’s first king, to the demise of Saul and the rise of David as his successor, I and II Samuel are filled with the stuff of Israel’s everyday experience. Religious, political, economic, military, … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Chronicles

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Chronicles

by Jacob M. Myers

II Chronicles (Volume 13 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible Commentary Series) is a crucial book for historians of the biblical period and for students of the Bible. Like I Chronicles, it has been both over- and undervalued. In recent years it has, certainly, suffered undue neglect. However, II Chronicles is to be neither accepted as a faithful narrative of th… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Corinthians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Corinthians

by Victor Paul Furnish

Nothing speaks more highly for a commentary than how valuable it is to pastors and scholars, students, and interested readers. By all accounts, Victor Paul Furnish’s commentary on II Corinthians has become the standard by which others are judged. It is praised as “a quite superb commentary . . . everything that a good commentary should be” (Expository … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Kings

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Kings

by Mordechai Cogan and Hayim Tadmor

II Kings (Volume 11 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible) is the chronicle of the raging conflicts that tore the United Kingdom of Israel apart, creating the rival nations of Israel to the north and Judah to the south. It tells of the time of the great prophecies of Elijah and Elisha, and of the legendary conquerors of not only the Jews, but the whole of the Middl… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Maccabees

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Maccabees

by Jonathan A. Goldstein

II Maccabees continues the chronicle of the "Time of the Troubles" (167-64 B.C.E.), begun in I Maccabees. It recounts the stories of conflict between militant Jews, led by Judas Maccabaeus, and their Hellenistic oppressors. Aside from the story of the struggle to control the temple and the holy city of Jerusalem, though, II Maccabees shares little in common … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Samuel

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Samuel

by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.

II Samuel completes P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.'s study of the book of Samuel. Based upon the introduction and commentary of his first volume, McCarter continues the discussion of textual and literary sources as they relate to a reconstruction of historical events. A key issue for McCarter is accounting for the historical circumstances that led to the compositi… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Isaiah 1-39

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Isaiah 1-39

by Joseph Blenkinsopp

Writing a commentary on the book of Isaiah in the middle of a paradigm shift in biblical studies, and in the study of the prophetic books in particular, is no easy task. The book of Isaiah has been the object of more scholarly interest over the past two or three decades than during the preceding century. At the same time, much of the received wisdom on the f… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Isaiah 40-55

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Isaiah 40-55

by Joseph Blenkinsopp

Scholars have traditionally isolated three distinct sections of what is known as the Book of Isaiah, and in Isaiah 40-55, distinguished biblical scholar Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a new translation and critical commentary on the section usually referred to as Second or Deutero Isaiah. The second volume in a three-volume commentary, it easily maintains the h… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Isaiah 56-66

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Isaiah 56-66

by Joseph Blenkinsopp

The world’s leading authority on the prophet Isaiah brings his distinguished three-volume commentary on the book of Isaiah to a conclusion with this new translation and critical discussion of the final eleven chapters. The concluding section of the book of Isaiah, sometimes referred to as Third or Trito Isaiah, had a profound impact on the Christian mov… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jeremiah 1-20

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jeremiah 1-20

by Jack R. Lundbom

Jeremiah, long considered one of the most colorful of the ancient Israelite prophets, comes to life in Jack R. Lundbom’s Jeremiah 1-20. From his boyhood call to prophecy in 627 b.c.e., which Jeremiah tried to refuse, to his scathing judgments against the sins and hypocrisy of the people of Israel, Jeremiah charged through life with passion and emotion. He … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jeremiah 21-36

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jeremiah 21-36

by Jack R. Lundbom

This second book of the three-volume Anchor Bible Commentary offers an astute translation and commentary on the middle sixteen chapters of Jeremiah. Important themes in the present volume include injustice within Judah’s royal house, sexual immorality among the clergy, and true versus false prophecy. Yet the prophet who thundered Yahweh’s judgment was al… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jeremiah 37-52

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jeremiah 37-52

by Jack R. Lundbom

Stirring words of the most outspoken of the Hebrew prophets are reexamined in this concluding volume of the esteemed Anchor Bible Commentary on Jeremiah. This final book of the three-volume Anchor Bible Commentary gives us translation and commentary on the concluding sixteen chapters of Jeremiah. Here, during Judah’s darkest days, when nationhood came t… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Job

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Job

by Marvin H. Pope

This third edition of the Anchor Bible Book Of Job (Volume 15 in the series) contains numerous new, revised or augmented notes. Of special interest is the inclusion of readings from the earliest translation of the Book Of Job, the recently published Targum (Aramaic translation) recovered from Cave XI of Khirbet Qumran, in the Judean Wilderness near the Dead … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Joel

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Joel

by James L. Crenshaw

Scripture scholar James L. Crenshaw captures the ominous, yet hopeful spirit of Joel's prophecy in his new translation and commentary. Joel's Prophecy has an unexpectedly familiar ring to it. The biblical book of Joel is relevant to our late-twentieth-century world because it confronts an age when people tolerated almost anything, did not want someone tel… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jonah

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jonah

by Jack M. Sasson

Were Jonah's experiences true to the history of ancient Israel? Were they meant to be read comically, philosophically, allegorically, symbolically, or realistically? And is God godly when acting beyond the comprehension of prophets, let alone ordinary human beings? These issues, and many more, are thoughtfully considered in this meticulously detailed an… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Joshua

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Joshua

by G. Ernest Wright and Robert G. Boling

Joshua began as a collaboration between G. Ernest Wright, the distinguished biblical scholar and archaeologist, and his student, Robert G. Boling. After Wright’s death, Professor Boling, who also did the translation and commentary for Judges, finished the task alone. Boling’s extensive treatment includes not only an entire new translation of Joshua an… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judges

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judges

by Robert G. Boling

Judges records the birth pangs of the Israelite nation. From the Conquest to the Settlement, the conflicts in this book (military, political, and religious) reveal a nascent Israel, struggling to define itself as a people. The period of the Judges, c. 1200–1100 B.C.E., was fraught with intertribal struggles, skirmishes and pitched battles with neighbori… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judith

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judith

by Carey A. Moore

Judith is Volume 40 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible series of new book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. In the Apocrypha, Judith is the saint who murdered for her people. She offered herself to Holofernes, the Assyrian general sent by Nebuchadnezzar to destroy the Israelites. After she had charmed Holofernes with flattery and … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Lamentations

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Lamentations

by Delbert R. Hillers

The poetry found in the Book of Lamentations is an eloquent expression of one man’s, and one nation’s, despair. The poet is deep in mourning as a result of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in the sixth century b.c.e. He looks to Israel’s own sins to explain the catastrophe, and yet he recites poignant examples of Israel’s suffering in wonderi… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter of James

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter of James

by Luke Timothy Johnson

The Letter of James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, New Testament books. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked this letter for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed as being in opposition to Paul’s letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misperceptions … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Philemon

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Philemon

by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE COMMENTARY SERIES is a project of international and interfaith scope in which Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from many countries contribute individual volumes. The project is not sponsored by any ecclesiastical organization and is not intended to reflect any particular theological doctrine. The Anchor Yale Bible is committed… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Titus

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Titus

by Jerome D. Quinn

The Letter to Titus, one of the three "Pastoral Epistles" of the New Testament, has over the last twenty years become the ground of intense controversy-theologically, sociologically, even politically. For this letter (like its companions, I and II Timothy) dates to a time when the Apostles are gone and a new church leadership is evolving. In Titus we read … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letters to the Thessalonians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letters to the Thessalonians

by Abraham J. Malherbe

In A.D. 49, Paul traveled to Thessalonica, a major city in northern Greece, to preach the Gospel. A small group of manual laborers responded positively to his message, resulting in the formation of a church. After spending less than three months with his converts, Paul left the city for southern Greece, ending up in Corinth, from where he wrote two letters t… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 1-16

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 1-16

by Jacob Milgrom

At the beginning of his academic career, author Jacob Milgrom determined to make his lifework a probing study of the Laws of the Torah. Here, with Leviticus 1-16, the first of three volumes on Leviticus, he has reached the pinnacle of his long pursuit. No other contemporary commentary matches Milgrom’s comprehensive work on this much misunderstood and ofte… Read more…


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