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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: Ezra, Nehemiah

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Ezra, Nehemiah

by Jacob M. Myers

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah, treated here as one larger work, continue the story of Israel’s experience begun in the biblical books of I and II Chronicles. In the wake of Persia replacing Babylon as the ruling empire in the ancient Near East, the Judahites exiled in Babylon find reason to hope again. Their hope is rooted in the fulfillment of the prophe… 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." T… 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: Genesis

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Genesis

by E.A. Speiser

Genesis is Volume I in the Anchor Bible Series of new book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. Ephraim Avigdor Speiser was University Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Using authoritative evidence from archaeology, linguistics, and comparative relig… 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 -- q… 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 f… 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 fascinati… Read more…

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 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? … 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 accomp… 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 … 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. Th… 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… 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… 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 … 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 t… 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 n… 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, … 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 meti… 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 translat… 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 battle… 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 c… 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 … 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 … 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… 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 Israe… 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…


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