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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…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 17-22

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 17-22

by Jacob Milgrom

Jacob Milgrom is Emeritus Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of California, Berkeley, and a widely published author. His books include Studies in Levitical Terminology (1970), Cult and Conscience (1976), Numbers (1990), and Leviticus (3 vols.; 1991–2001). THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE COMMENTARY SERIES is a project of international and interfaith scope… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 23-27

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 23-27

by Jacob Milgrom

Jacob Milgrom, a rabbi and Bible scholar, has devoted the bulk of his career to examining the laws of the Torah. His incisive commentary on Leviticus, which began with Leviticus 1-16, continues in this last volume of three. It provides an authoritative and comprehensive explanation of ethical values concealed in Israel's rituals. Although at first glance Lev… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Malachi

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Malachi

by Andrew E. Hill

Admittedly, as the last book in the Old Testament, and a minor prophet at that, Malachi is often overlooked by Bible readers. Yet, Malachi's passionate proclamations and the significance of what he had to say to his people capture the attention of even the casual reader. The message of Malachi came at a time of cultural and religious rethinking for Israel (r… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 1-8

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 1-8

by Joel Marcus

Although it appears second in the New Testament, Mark is generally recognized as the first Gospel to be written. Captivating nonstop narrative characterizes this earliest account of the life and teachings of Jesus. In the first installment of his two-volume commentary on Mark, New Testament scholar Joel Marcus recaptures the power of Mark’s enigmatic narra… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 8-16

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 8-16

by Joel Marcus

In the final nine chapters of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus increasingly struggles with his disciples’ incomprehension of his unique concept of suffering messiahship and with the opposition of the religious leaders of his day. The Gospel recounts the events that led to Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion by the Roman authorities, concluding with an enigmat… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Micah

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Micah

by David Noel Freedman and Francis I. Andersen

One of the twelve Minor Prophets, Micah unwaveringly spoke God’s message to Israel—a message filled with judgment but also laced with the promise of redemption. Micah combined poetic complexity and literary sophistication to compel his audience to respond. And now, through an exacting linguistic and literary analysis of the biblical text, coauthors Franc… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Nahum

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Nahum

by Duane L. Christensen

This volume represents a significant breakthrough in the study of Hebrew prosody with important implications for understanding the formation of the canon of the Hebrew Bible. Duane Christensen, a renowned biblical scholar, offers a detailed analysis of the Hebrew text of Nahum and demonstrates the intricate literary structure and high poetic quality of the w… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Numbers 1-20

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Numbers 1-20

by Baruch A. Levine

Baruch A. Levine has written a masterful study of the first half of the Book Of Numbers or the Anchor Bible Commentaries. The Book of Numbers--from the numbering or census of the people in the opening chapters--is a much-neglected part of the Torah, the five books of Moses, which constitutes the heart of Holy Scriptures for Jews, while also forming an integr… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Numbers 21-36

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Numbers 21-36

by Baruch A. Levine

The Book of Numbers is an account of how the Israelites wandered in the wilderness after receiving the Ten Commandments of Mount Sinai. Through this time of testing, while facing an uncertain future, the people complained repeatedly to Moses and to God. Though fraught with tension and power struggles, their pilgrimage led to the discovery that God is indeed … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Obadiah

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Obadiah

by Paul R. Raabe

Obadiah exemplifies the classic Israelite prophetic tradition. This brief but volatile diatribe encompasses many of the great prophetic themes, such as divine judgment against Israel's enemies, the day of Yahweh, Zion theology, Israel's possession of the promised land, and the kingship of Yahweh. These themes allow Obadiah to transcend time and touch upon so… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Philippians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Philippians

by John Reumann

In Philippians, John Reumann offers both classical approaches and new methods of understanding this New Testament book. With fresh commentary on the social world and rhetorical criticism, and special focus on the contributions of the Philippian house churches to Paul’s work and early Christian mission, Reumann clarifies Paul’s attitudes toward and intera… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Proverbs 1-9

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Proverbs 1-9

by Michael V. Fox

In Proverbs 1–9, Bible scholar Michael V. Fox translates and explains the meaning of the first nine chapters of this profound, timeless book, and examines their place in the intellectual history of ancient Israel. This thorough study of Proverbs includes a survey of the collections of ancient Near Eastern wisdom literature, as well as innovative and insigh… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Proverbs 10-31

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Proverbs 10-31

by Michael V. Fox

This volume completes Bible scholar Michael V. Fox’s comprehensive commentary on the book of Proverbs. As in his previous volume on the early chapters of Proverbs, the author here translates and explains in accessible language the meaning and literary qualities of the sayings and poems that comprise the final chapters. He gives special attention to compara… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Psalms I 1-50

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Psalms I 1-50

by Mitchell Dahood

Psalms I (1–50) is the first of a three-volume commentary on the biblical book of Psalms. It offers a unique, lively translation of the most beloved collection of poetry in Judeo-Christian sacred Scriptures. Based on his linguistic analysis of both biblical and extrabiblical texts, Mitchell Dahood, S.J., interprets this Hebrew poetry in light of rich lingu… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Psalms II 51-100

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Psalms II 51-100

by Mitchell Dahood

MITCHELL DAHOOD, S.J., was Professor of Ugaritic Language and Literature at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome up to his death in 1982. He received his Ph.D. under the direction of W. F. Albright at Johns Hopkins University. THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE COMMENTARY SERIES is a project of international and interfaith scope in which Protestant, Catholic, and… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Psalms III 101-150

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Psalms III 101-150

by Mitchell Dahood

This is Volume 17A of The Anchor Bible, a new book-by-book translation of the Bible, each complete with an introduction and notes. Psalms III (101-150) is translated and edited by Mitchell Dahood, S.J., Professor of Ugaritic Language and Literature at The Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Having closely examined the original text, Father Dahood has a… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Revelation

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Revelation

by J. Massyngberde Ford

The book of Revelation, also called the Apocalypse of John, encourages Christians to be faithful to their Lord, Jesus Christ, through a rich mixture of symbolism and images. Perhaps the most puzzling book in all Scripture, Revelation introduces bowls and scrolls, saints and angels, horsemen and beasts, the bride and the lamb, in a wondrous end-times drama. T… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Romans

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Romans

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: Ruth

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ruth

by Edward R. Campbell, Jr.

Ruth (Volume 7 in the Anchor Bible Commentary Series), a tale of human kindness and just dealing far beyond the norm, contains elements that for centuries have been the subject of debate. With a sprightly translation and a commentary rich in informed speculation, Professor Campbell considers the questions of layman and scholar alike. Finding no overt migh… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Second Isaiah

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Second Isaiah

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: Song of Songs

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Song of Songs

by Marvin H. Pope

The Song of Songs has been compared to a lock for which the key was lost. Traditionally ascribed to King Solomon, the book has a sensuous imagery that has been the subject of various allegorical interpretations, chiefly as relating to Yahweh’s love for Israel or Christ’s love for the Church. Marvin H. Pope suggests that the poem is what it seems, an u… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Tobit

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Tobit

by Carey A. Moore

Tobit is the story of a righteous, devout, and charitable man who—blind and miserable—sends his son, Tobiah, to collect on an old loan. To test his faith, an angel joins Tobiah on his journey, and in the end Tobiah returns with the money, a beautiful bride, and a miraculous cure for his father's affliction. Tobit's story touches us precisely because it t… Read more…


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