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Hermeneia Commentary Series (43 Vols.)

Hermeneia Commentary Series (43 Vols.)

The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. The name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic… Read more…

Hermeneia Old Testament Commentary Series (20 Vols.)

Hermeneia Old Testament Commentary Series (20 Vols.)

by Peter Machinist and Helmut Koester

The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. The name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic… Read more…

Hermeneia New Testament Commentary Series (23 Vols.)

Hermeneia New Testament Commentary Series (23 Vols.)

by Peter Machinist

The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. The name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic… Read more…

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James (Hermeneia)

James (Hermeneia)

by Martin Dibelius and Martin Greeven

A distinguished contribution to New Testament scholarship ... Represents a classic position that must be taken into account by all other interpreters.… Read more…

Matthew 2 8-20  (Hermeneia)

Matthew 2 8-20 (Hermeneia)

by Ulrich Luz

This is the second of a three-volume commentary on the gospel of Matthew from Europe's leading Matthew scholar. Volume 1 Matthew 1-7 was previously published in the "Continental Commentaries" series. Luz's commentary is especially noteworthy, not only for his incisive exegesis, but also his keen eye for the importance of the history of interp… Read more…

Zephaniah (Hermeneia)

Zephaniah (Hermeneia)

by Marvin A. Sweeney

The Book of Zephaniah poses a full range of interpretive and hermenutical issues for the modern reader. Sweeney's keen reading of this small, prophetic book opens new doors for Hebrew Bible research. He situates the reading of Zephaniah in the early sixth century b.c.e. rather than the late seventh century b.c.e. Sweeney's interpre… Read more…

Daniel (Hermeneia)

Daniel (Hermeneia)

by John J. Collins

The most comprehensive English-language commentary on Daniel in 65 years. Collins situates the Old Testament in its historical context and offers a full explanation of the text, especially its religious imagery.… Read more…

Jeremiah 1 (Hermeneia)

Jeremiah 1 (Hermeneia)

by William L. Holladay

Holladay's English rendering translates identical words and phrases consistent, and compares the parallel passages which are a prominent feature of Jeremiah.… Read more…

Matthew 3: Mt 21-28 (Hermeneia)

Matthew 3: Mt 21-28 (Hermeneia)

by Ulrich Luz

In this third volume, Luz brings his superlative analysis of Matthew's Gospel to a close. He is renowned for both his discerning exegetical insights as well as his tracing of the effects the text has had throughout history — in theological argument, art, and literature. This final section provides in-depth treatment of Jesus' final days — his ent… Read more…

Deutero-Isaiah  (Hermeneia)

Deutero-Isaiah (Hermeneia)

by Klaus Baltzer

Deutero-Isaiah's work, which comprises Isaiah chapters 40–55, has exerted its influence on testimonies of faith in both Jewish and Christian tradition down to the present day. Baltzer's magnificent commentary places the document in the new context after the Exile. The experience of catastrophe, the need to grapple with new proble… Read more…

Jeremiah 2: Jer 6-52 (Hermeneia)

Jeremiah 2: Jer 6-52 (Hermeneia)

by William L. Holladay

Includes a full introduction, which deals with the development of the text and the literary development from the earliest dictated scrolls to its final form.… Read more…

Micah (Hermeneia)

Micah (Hermeneia)

by Delbert R. Hillers

With refreshing respect for the reader, Hillers lays out the evidence for his case cautiously and asks the readers to form their own decisions ... He very sensitively explicates the many figures of speech and collects a most helpful set of biblical passages which illuminate the text. His skill in saying much in a few, well- chosen words is impressive.… Read more…

Ezekiel 1: Ezek 1-24 (Hermeneia)

Ezekiel 1: Ezek 1-24 (Hermeneia)

by Walther Zimmerli

This book will become one of the classic works on Ezekiel. It is so thorough that it will be most useful to the scholar and serious students.… Read more…

Johannine Letters (Hermeneia)

Johannine Letters (Hermeneia)

by Georg Strecker

A scholarly treatment of the major literary, exegetical, and theological issues connected with the Johannine epistles, presented in a detailed and sustained fashion.… Read more…

Odes of Solomon, The (Hermeneia)

Odes of Solomon, The (Hermeneia)

by Michael Lattke

Known until the 18th century only from fragmentary quotations and references in patristic literature, more recent discoveries of Greek, Coptic, and Syriac manuscripts have drawn fresh interest and attention to the Odes of Solomon, a collection of Christian poetry from the second century rich in imagery and exhibiting an exotic spirituality. Internationally r… Read more…

Fourth Ezra (Hermeneia)

Fourth Ezra (Hermeneia)

by Michael E. Stone

Fourth Ezra is a magnificent commentary, the definitive and standard work for generations to come.… Read more…

John 1: Jn 1-6 (Hermeneia)

John 1: Jn 1-6 (Hermeneia)

by Ernst Haenchen

Contains a number of valuable insights. The introductory material on Johannine criticism is some of the clearest exposition for students available anywhere.… Read more…

Pastoral Epistles (Hermeneia)

Pastoral Epistles (Hermeneia)

by Hans Conzelmann and Martin Dibelius

There are many English commentaries on these letters, but none so replete with quotations (some quite extensive) from extra-biblical materials, whether Hellenistic, Jewish, or Christian, that bear on the linguistic and conceptual problems the letters contain.… Read more…

Acts (Hermeneia)

Acts (Hermeneia)

by Richard I. Pervo

The Acts of the Apostles joins the Gospel of Luke with the ministry of Paul. Renowned New Testament scholar Richard I. Pervo shows how this masterful storyteller worked his magic, drawing on first-century literary techniques of narration and characterization. Luke's literary skills did not prevent scribes from re-writing his masterwork, however, the text… Read more…

Galatians (Hermeneia)

Galatians (Hermeneia)

by Hans Dieter Betz

Betz exhibits a massive control of the literature on Galatians and especially of the ancient literatuer relevant for understanding it. He has a gently rigorous way of demolishing fanciful and unsupported exegesis of the past while still taking clear positions on controversial issues.… Read more…

John 2: Jn 7-21 (Hermeneia)

John 2: Jn 7-21 (Hermeneia)

by Ernst Haenchen

Contains a number of valuable insights. The introductory material on Johannine criticism is some of the clearest exposition for students available anywhere.… Read more…

Psalm 2: Ps 51-110 (HERMENEIA)

Psalm 2: Ps 51-110 (HERMENEIA)

by Frank Lothar Hossfeld and Erich Zenger

This newest contribution to the acclaimed Hermeneia series provides in-depth analysis of Psalms 51–100. It is volume 2 of a three-volume work; volume 3 (Psalms 101–150) will come next, followed by volume 1 (Psalms 1–50), which will include the comprehensive introduction.… Read more…

2 Chronicles (Hermeneia)

2 Chronicles (Hermeneia)

by Ralph W. Klein

This volume completes Ralph Klein's magisterial commentary on 1 and 2 Chronicles. Klein incorporates the breakthroughs of the last half-century of research. He shows that the Chronicler used a text of Kings significantly different from the Masoretic Text; argues that the Chronicler's departures from the historical picture of Kings result from a disti… Read more…

Ezekiel 2 (Hermeneia)

Ezekiel 2 (Hermeneia)

by Walther Zimmerli

A major achievement ... An essential tool for any serious study of Ezekiel.… Read more…

Hebrews (Hermeneia)

Hebrews (Hermeneia)

The first major and comprehensive English- language commentary on Hebrews in over fifty years. Presents a balanced and richly documented interpretation.… Read more…

Luke 1: Lk 1-9:50 (Hermeneia)

Luke 1: Lk 1-9:50 (Hermeneia)

by François Bovon

This is the first of a three-volume commentary on the Gospel of Luke, covering the birth narratives through the Galilean ministry of Jesus. The introduction covers the text-critical questions of the Gospel, as well as its canonization, language, structure, origin, and theological profile. Bovon argues that Luke is not a direct student of Paul, but represents… Read more…

Psalm 3: Ps 101-150 (Hermeneia)

Psalm 3: Ps 101-150 (Hermeneia)

by Frank Lothar Hossfeld and Erich Zenger

In this "meticulous" commentary, "brilliantly" translated by Linda M. Maloney (Review of Biblical Literature), Hossfeld and Zenger provide for each psalm a relevant bibliography of scholarship, a fresh translation, text-critical and philological details, and commentary on historical context, theological significance, literary structure, and r… Read more…

2 Corinthians 8 & 9 (Hermeneia)

2 Corinthians 8 & 9 (Hermeneia)

by Hans Dieter Betz

The series [Hermenia] is designed to be critical and historical commentary to the Bible without arbitrary limits in size or scope. It will utilize the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism (often slighted in modern commentaries), the methods of the history of tradition (including genre and prosodic analysis), and the hi… Read more…

Johannine Epistles (Hermeneia)

Johannine Epistles (Hermeneia)

by Rudolf Bultmann

A classic commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John from a well-known name in the field of biblical studies. Bultmann addresses issues of authorship and source criticism into his discussion of the epistles, largely siding with Haenchen and Schnackenburg.… Read more…

Hosea (Hermeneia)

Hosea (Hermeneia)

by Hans Walter Wolff

A fascinating commentary on one of the most difficult of the Old Testament prophets.… Read more…

Luke 2: Lk 9:51-19:27 (Hermeneia)

Luke 2: Lk 9:51-19:27 (Hermeneia)

by François Bovon

This is the second volume of François Bovon's three-volume commentary on the Gospel of Luke, covering the narration of Jesus' travel on the road to Jerusalem—the occasion in Luke of most of Jesus' teachings to the disciples regarding faithfulness, perseverance, and the practice of justice and mercy. Bovon's theological interest in Luke is … Read more…

Qoheleth (Hermeneia)

Qoheleth (Hermeneia)

by Thomas Krüger

Qoheleth presents a special challenge not only for professional commentators but also for 'normal' readers of the Hebrew text (or a modern translation). . . . Most people in modern Western industrial societies . . . can relate without great difficulty to the reflections of the book of Qoheleth on work and rest or on behavior vis-á-vis those in power… Read more…

2 Maccabees (Hermeneia)

2 Maccabees (Hermeneia)

by Robert Doran

The second-century B.C.E. Maccabean revolt against Seleucid oppression was a watershed event in early Jewish history and Second Maccabees is an important testimony to the revolt and its aftermath. Robert Doran's commentary on 2 Maccabees explores the interplay between history and historiography in the document. Providing detailed philological analysis of… Read more…

Joel and Amos (Hermeneia)

Joel and Amos (Hermeneia)

by Hans Walter Wolff

Joel and Amos provides a thorough examination of these two prophetic Old Testament books. With clear, concise commentary, Wolff elucidates the theology found within.… Read more…

1 Chronicles (Hermeneia)

1 Chronicles (Hermeneia)

by Ralph W. Klein

This commentary takes full advantage of recent advances in the textual history of Samuel and Kings, demonstrating in many cases that the differences often ascribed to the Chronicler came in fact from the divergent copy of the canonical books he was rewriting. Klein brings to lively expression the unique theological voice of the Chronicler and demonstrates th… Read more…

Luke 3: Lk 19:28-24:53 (Hermeneia)

Luke 3: Lk 19:28-24:53 (Hermeneia)

by François Bovon

François Bovon’s magisterial commentary on the Gospel of Luke is justly renowned for its combination of judicious historical and literary treatment of the Evangelist’s context and for its theological sensitivity, informed by the wealth of the Christian interpretative tradition. Luke is clearly writing history in the manner of his Hellenistic and Jewish … Read more…

Romans (Hermeneia)

Romans (Hermeneia)

by Robert Jewett

Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, Jewett's commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have always animated studies of Romans. Jewett also incorporates the exciting new insights from archaeology of the city of Rome, social history of early Christianity, social-scientific work on early C… Read more…

Acts of the Apostles (Hermeneia)

Acts of the Apostles (Hermeneia)

by Hans Conzelmann

Filled with compact, almost aphoristic observations about the text, its background, and its theology. Its insight should sustain its value for a full generation.… Read more…

1 Corinthians (Hermeneia)

1 Corinthians (Hermeneia)

by Hans Conzelmann

This commentary on 1 Corinthians will bring to serious students, as well as pastors and ministers, the critical guide needed for their biblical work.… Read more…

Mark (Hermeneia)

Mark (Hermeneia)

by Adela Yarbro Collins

Professor Adela Yarbro Collins brings to bear on the text of the first Gospel the latest historical-critical perspectives, providing a full treatment of such controversial issues as the relationship of canonical Mark to the "Secret Gospel of Mark" and the text of the Gospel, including its longer endings. She situates the Gospel, with its enigmatic po… Read more…

Sermon on the Mount, The (Hermeneia)

Sermon on the Mount, The (Hermeneia)

by Hans Dieter Betz

To study these sermons with Betz is to be vastly informed about all forms of gospel criticism, and ultimately, about Jesus himself.… Read more…

Amos (Hermeneia)

Amos (Hermeneia)

by Shalom M. Paul

Makes extensive use of ancient Near Eastern sources, and employs medieval Jewish exegesis along with modern Israeli biblical scholarship.… Read more…

1 Peter  (Hermeneia)

1 Peter (Hermeneia)

by Paul J. Achtemeier

This commentary, the fruit of years of research, is a gold-mine for clergy and an indispensable resource for students and scholars. Achtemeier brings to this text his characteristic mastery of scholarship, theological insight and balanced judgment.… Read more…

Matthew 1: Mt 1-7 (Hermeneia)

Matthew 1: Mt 1-7 (Hermeneia)

by Ulrich Luz

The birth narrative, the baptism and temptation of Jesus, the beginnings of his Galilean ministry, and the Sermon on the Mount are all brilliantly illumined by Ulrich Luz's expert textual and historical-critical analysis and theological commentary. Luz brings special attention to the subsequent history of Christian appropriation of Matthew in homiletical… Read more…

Song of Songs, The (Hermeneia)

Song of Songs, The (Hermeneia)

by Roland Murphy

Murphy offers a representative sounding in the major periods of the Song's exegetical history. Attention is given to the hermeneutical principles operative in the development of Jewish and Christian exposition. Murphy examines the literary character and structure of the Song, aspects of its composition and style, and its meaning and theological significa… Read more…

Colossians & Philemon (Hermeneia)

Colossians & Philemon (Hermeneia)

by Eduard Lohse

Lohse gives the reader solid interpretation and access to other scholars' efforts.… Read more…