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Introducing the Old Testament

Introducing the Old Testament

by Tremper Longman III

Introducing the Old Testament is an abridged edition of the bestselling book An Introduction to the Old Testament. This rich guide makes Old Testament scholarship accessible to the average reader. Renowned Bible scholar Tremper Longman III gathers the best in historical research and literary analysis to lead the reader through each book of the Old Testament.… Read more…

KJV Devotional Bible Notes

KJV Devotional Bible Notes

Introducing the Hendrickson KJV Devotional Bible Notes, the first devotional Bible using the King James Version. Devotional Bibles became popular twenty years ago, and today they comprise a large portion of the Bible market. But until now, there has never been a devotional Bible for those who love and use the King James Version. Featuring more than 400… Read more…

New Bible Commentary

New Bible Commentary

by R. T. France, Gordon J. Wenham, D. A. Carson and J. A. Motyer

For fifty years the New Bible Commentary has served Bible readers worldwide. This 21st Century Edition builds on the strengths of the previous three; a one-volume commentary on the whole Bible by an international team of contributors; general articles on what the Bible is and how to read it; an introduction to each Bible book; commentaries dividing each book… Read more…

New Bible Dictionary

New Bible Dictionary

by J.I. Packer, I. Howard Marshall, A. R. Millard and D. J. Wiseman

An A - Z of Bible terms, place names, books, people and doctrine. Written by an international team of over 150 scholars, reflecting recent advances in research and scholarship. Maps, family trees, line drawings, diagrams and charts clarify and expand the text. The New Bible Dictionary has stood the test of time. It has long been recognized as an essentia… Read more…

NIV Application Commentary Deuteronomy

NIV Application Commentary Deuteronomy

by Daniel Block

Arranged as a series of sermons, the book of Deuteronomy represents the final major segment of the biography of Moses. The sermons review events described in earlier books and challenges Israel to faithful living in the future. The theological significance of Deuteronomy cannot be overestimated. Few books in the Bible proclaim such a relevant word of grace a… Read more…

NIV Application Commentary Job

NIV Application Commentary Job

by John Walton

The title character of the book of Job suffers terribly, but we should not mistakenly think that this book is just about Job. It is about all of us, and ultimately about God. Many have thought that the book simply restates the perennial questions that plague humankind in a world full of suffering. But often our questions are too limited, and we must learn to… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Chronicles

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Chronicles

by Louis C. Jonker

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew translitera… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

by Roland Murphy and Elizabeth Huwiler

Expert help for understanding the Bible Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phr… Read more…

Baker Illustrated Collection (3 Volume Set)

Baker Illustrated Collection (3 Volume Set)

by Baker Publishing Group

Bringing three outstanding Bible Study resources into one collection, the Baker Illustrated Collection includes: the Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary, Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, and the Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary is a nontechnical, section-by-section commentary on the whole Bible that provides relia… Read more…

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Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible

Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible

by Carl G. Rasmussen

The Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible by Carl G. Rasmussen is a concise, full-color atlas filled with stunning multidimensional and three-dimensional maps, photos, and charts designed to help you better understand the history and places of the Bible and its world. An Up-Close and Comprehensive Look at the Lands of the Bible No Bible Degree Required … Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Old Testament Set  (18 vols.)

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Old Testament Set (18 vols.)

by Tremper Longman III, John E. Hartley, Leslie C. Allen, James Bruckner, Gerald H. Wilson, Iain Provan, Mary J. Evans, Christopher J. H. Wright, Steven Tuell, Timothy S. Laniak, John Goldingay, Cheryl A. Brown, Michael S. Moore, W. H. Bellinger Jr., Elizabeth Achtemeier, Pamela Scalise, Craig C. Broyles, Roland Murphy, Elizabeth Huwiler and William Nelson

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew translitera… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary: Daniel

Understanding the Bible Commentary: Daniel

by William Nelson

Expert help for understanding the Bible Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phr… Read more…

Daily Walk Bible: Live God

Daily Walk Bible: Live God's Word Every Day

Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: 1 Peter

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: 1 Peter

by John H. Elliott

The significance of the First Letter of Peter for the formation of Christianity stands in sharp contrast to its brevity. John H. Elliott, a leading authority on this letter, brings its significance to life in this magnificent addition to the renowned Anchor Bible Commentaries. Elliott sets the letter into context, covering its literary, historical, theologic… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: 2 Peter, Jude

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: 2 Peter, Jude

by Jerome H. Neyrey

Jerome H. Neyrey gives us a thoroughly up to date and comprehensive study of two of the most obscure books of the New Testament. Written after the death of Jesus and his Apostles, the Epistles of 2 Peter and Jude offer a glimpse into the turbulent life of the early Christian communities. Neyrey’s fascinating study not only provides an entirely new translat… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Acts of the Apostles

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Acts of the Apostles

by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

For anyone interested in the origins of Christianity, Joseph A. Fitzmyer's The Acts of the Apostles is indispensable. Beginning with the Ascension of Christ into heaven, and ending with Paul proclaiming the kingdom of God from a prison in Rome, this New Testament narrative picks up where the Gospel of Luke left off. The Acts of the Apostles is indeed a journ… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Amos

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Amos

by David Noel Freedman and Francis I. Andersen

The life and mission of Amos the shepherd and prophet have always fascinated students of the Old Testament. This rancher-farmer from Tekoa, summoned dramatically by Yahweh to prophesy to Israel under the kingship of Jeroboam II (eighth century B.C.E.) about the corruption, injustice, and religious insincerity of his time, has intrigued scholars for cent… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Book of Daniel

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Book of Daniel

by Louis F. Hartman and Alexander A. Di Lella

The Anchor Bible Series offers new, book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha, with commentary. This volume on the Book of Daniel has been prepared by two distinguished biblical scholars from the faculty of the Catholic University of America: Alexander A. Di Lella, Professor of Old Testament, and the late Louis F. Hartman, Prof… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Colossians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Colossians

by Markus Barth and Helmut Blanke

The Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Colossians offers a valuable and intimate glimpse into the life of a fledgling Christian community as it struggled to define Christian doctrine and theology. Paul was prompted to write to the Colossian assembly when he heard that “false teachers” had joined the congregation and were advocating dangerous, non-Christian p… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah, The Additions

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah, The Additions

by Carey A. Moore

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: Ephesians 1-3

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ephesians 1-3

by Markus Barth

Encompassing the body of Pauline theology, Ephesians (volumes 34 and 34A of the acclaimed Anchor Bible Series) has been called "the crown of St. Paul's writings," yet both its authorship and addressees are the subject of continuing dispute. Through line-by-line examination of its vocabulary, its difficult style, its Qumran and Gnostic affinities, its parall… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ephesians 4-6

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ephesians 4-6

by Markus Barth

Ephesians comprises volumes 34 and 34A of the Anchor Bible Series, a new book-by-book translation with introductions, notes, and comments by individual scholars, each known for outstanding contributions to biblical studies. Markus Barth, son of Karl Barth, held a New Testament chair at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Encompassing the body of Pauline… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Epistles of John

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Epistles of John

by Raymond E. Brown

With this study—companion to the masterful two-volume The Gospel According to John, Raymond E. Brown completed his trilogy on the Johannine corpus. Meticulous in detail, exhaustive in analysis, persuasive in argument, it examines controversies that have long troubled both biblical scholars and lay readers. Questions of authorship, composition, and dating, … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Esther

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Esther

by Carey A. Moore

Esther, the biblical book named after the beautiful Jewish woman chosen by the Persian King Xerxes to be queen, is a story of love, political intrigue, and religious faithfulness. Carey A. Moore combines his treatment of scholarly issues with an engaging explanation of the popular Jewish festival of Purim. One of three biblical books named after women (Es… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ezekiel 1-20

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ezekiel 1-20

by Moshe Greenberg

In Ezekiel 1-20, the first of two volumes of commentary on the Scripture attributed to the third major Old Testament prophet, Moshe Greenberg uses accessible prose to explain Ezekiel’s ecstatic, erratic, almost incomprehensible otherworldly visions and prophecies. One of this century’s most respected biblical scholars, Greenberg translates the text, iden… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ezekiel 21-37

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ezekiel 21-37

by Moshe Greenberg

Ezekiel was and is perhaps the most misunderstood and challenging Hebrew prophet. His prophecies and visions transport us to almost indescribable realms, completely uncharted territory this side of heaven. But as one of Israel’s three major prophets, the words and symbolic actions of this mouthpiece of God were directed to a people weighed down by the real… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: First and Second Letters to Timothy

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: First and Second Letters to Timothy

by Luke Timothy Johnson

The letters of Paul to Timothy, one of his favorite delegates, often make for difficult reading in today's world. They contain much that make modern readers uncomfortable, and much that is controversial, including pronouncements on the place of women in the Church and on homosexuality, as well as polemics against the so-called "false teachers." They have als… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: First Corinthians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: First Corinthians

by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

This new translation of First Corinthians includes an introduction and extensive commentary that has been composed to explain the religious meaning of this Pauline epistle. Joseph Fitzmyer discusses all the usual introductory problems associated with the epistle, including issues of its authorship, time of composition, and purpose, and he also presents a com… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Galatians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Galatians

by J. Louis Martyn

As the early church took shape in the mid-first century a.d., a theological struggle of great consequence was joined between the apostle Paul and certain theologians who had intruded into the churches founded by the apostle in Galatia. Writing his letter to the Galatians in the midst of that struggle, Paul was concerned to find a way by which he could assert… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to John I-XII

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to John I-XII

by Raymond E. Brown

In the first volume of Raymond E. Brown’s magisterial two-volume commentary on the Gospel According to John, all of the major Johannine questions—of authorship, composition, dating, the relationship of John to the Synoptics (Mark, Matthew, and Luke) are discussed. The important theories of modern biblical scholarship concerning John are weighed against t… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to John, XIII-XXI

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to John, XIII-XXI

by Raymond E. Brown

This volume concludes Raymond E. Brown's commentary on the Gospel of John. Continuing his study begun in Anchor Bible Volume 29, the author translates the original Greek text into today's English, which allows all readers to make sense of the Gospel. Father Brown's notes and comments sort out the major issues surrounding the writings of John -- questions of … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to Luke I-IX

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to Luke I-IX

by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

In this first of two volumes on the Gospel According to Luke, Joseph A. Fitzmyer provides an exhaustive introduction, a definitive new translation, and extensive notes and commentary on Luke’s Gospel. Fitzmyer brings to the task his mastery of ancient and modern languages, his encyclopedic knowledge of the sources, and his intimate acquaintance with the qu… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to Luke X-XXIV

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Gospel According to Luke X-XXIV

by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

In this second of two volumes on the Gospel According to Luke, beginning with chapter 10, Joseph A. Fitzmyer builds on the exhaustive introduction, definitive new translation, and extensive notes and commentary presented in his first volume. Fitzmyer brings to the task his mastery of ancient and modern languages, his encyclopedic knowledge of the sources, an… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Habakkuk

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Habakkuk

by Francis I. Andersen

The book of Habakkuk (one of the twelve Minor Prophets) is an intensely personal testimony played out against a highly political backdrop. Writing as his land and his fellow Israelites were being invaded and plundered by the Chaldeans, Habakkuk questions God’s actions with a passion equal to Job’s. Habakkuk wonders, how can a God who is just and compassi… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Haggai, Zechariah 1-8

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Haggai, Zechariah 1-8

by Carol L. Meyers and Eric M. Meyers

Haggai and Zechariah 1–8, Volume 25B in the acclaimed Anchor Bible part of the Scripture known as the Minor Prophets, were written during a critical period in Israel’s history, the momentous return of the Jews from Babylonian exile. Following the conquest of Babylon by the Persian Empire, the Israelites sought to reestablish their ethnic and religious le… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Hebrews

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Hebrews

by Craig R. Koester

One of early Christianity's most carefully crafted sermons, the Epistle to the Hebrews addresses listeners who have experienced the elation of conversion and the heat of hostility, but who now must confront the formidable task of remaining faithful in a society that rejects their commitments. The letter probes into the one of most profound questions of faith… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Hosea

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Hosea

by David Noel Freedman and Francis I. Andersen

Hosea, volume 24 in the Anchor Bible Series of new, book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha is a collaboration by world-renowned scholars Francis I. Andersen and David Noel Freedman. The authors' treatment of Hosea consists of: Introduction: A review and rethinking of Hosea research that offers a fascinating interpretation of… 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 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: 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: 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…

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…


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