Hermeneia series

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A Critical and Historical Commentary on 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 exposition of a scriptural work. It is hoped that the series, like its name, will carry forward this old and venerable tradition. A second, entirely practical reason for selecting the name lies in the desire to avoid a long descriptive title and its inevitable acronym, or worse, an unpronounceable abbreviation.

The series is designed to be a 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 history of religion.

Hermeneia is designed for the serious student of the Bible. It will make full use of ancient Semitic and classical languages; at the same time, English translations of all comparative materials—Greek, Latin, Canaanite, or Akkadian—will be supplied alongside the citation of the source in its original language. Insofar as possible, the aim is to provide the student or scholar with full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based.

Hermeneia is designed to be international and interconfessional in the selection of authors; its editorial boards were formed with this end in view. Occasionally the series will offer translations of distinguish commentaries which originally appeared in languages other than English. Published volumes of the series will be revised continually, and eventually, new commentaries will replace older works in order to preserve the currency of the series. Commentaries are also being assigned for important literary works in the categories of apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works relating to the Old and New Testaments, including some of Essene or Gnostic authorship.

The editors of Hermeneia impose no systematic-theological perspective upon the series (directly, or indirectly by selection of authors). It is expected that authors will struggle to lay bare the ancient meaning of a biblical work or pericope. In this way the text's human relevance should become transparent, as is always the case in competent historical discourse. However, the series eschews for itself homiletical translation of the Bible.

The editors are heavily indebted to Fortress Press for its energy and courage in taking up an expensive, long-term project, the rewards of which will accrue chiefly to the field of biblical scholarship.


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New subscribers to the Hermeneia series receive 30% OFF the retail price of each forthcoming volume of a single testament OR 35% OFF the retail price of each forthcoming volume for both testaments. Each volume will be shipped at the time of publication and billed at your discount level (shipping additional). You may return any book you do not wish to keep within sixty (60) days to receive full credit. Product must be unopened. Volume prices are projected to range between US$33.00 to US$79.00, Canadian$49.50 to Canadian$118.50 (GST extra).


 

Peter Machinist
For the Old Testament Editorial Board

Old Testament Editorial Board
Peter Machinist
Harvard University, chair
Klaus Baltzer
University of Munich (Emeritus)
Sidnie White Crawford
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Paul D. Hanson
Harvard University
Thomas Krüger
University of Zurich
S. Dean McBride, Jr.
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Andreas Schuele
Union Presbyterian Seminary

 

Helmut Koester
For the New Testament Editorial Board

New Testament Editorial Board
Helmut Koester
Harvard University, chair
Harold W. Attridge
Yale University
Adela Yarbro Collins
Yale University
Eldon Jay Epp
Case Western Reserve University
Hans-Josef Klauck
University of Chicago
James M. Robinson
Claremont Graduate University, member emeritus


The Hermeneia series is available digitaly through Logos Bible Software!

Luke 2: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-19:27

Luke 2: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-19:27

by François Bovon (Author); Helmut Koester (Editor); Donald S. Deer (Translator)

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

This is the second volume of Fran├žois Bovon's three-volume commentary on the Gospel of Luke, covering the narration of Jesus' travel on the road to Jerusalem... read more

$76.00
2 Chronicles: A Commentary

2 Chronicles: A Commentary

by Ralph W. Klein (Author); Paul D. Hanson (Editor)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ralph W. Klein's magisterial commentary on 1 and 2 Chronicles is now complete. Klein brings to lively expression the unique theological voice of the Chronicler... read more

$75.00
Luke 3: Commentary on 19:28-24:53

Luke 3: Commentary on 19:28-24:53

by François Bovon (Author); Helmut Koester (Editor); James E Crouch (Translator)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fran├žois 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... read more

$71.50
2 Maccabees: A Critical Commentary

2 Maccabees: A Critical Commentary

by Robert Doran (Author); Harold W. Attridge (Editor)

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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... read more

$71.50
Hermeneia New Testament on CD-ROM

Hermeneia New Testament on CD-ROM

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Friday, October 1, 2010

The Hermeneia series is designed to be a critical and historical commentary to the Bible without arbitrary limits in size or scope. It will utilize the full... read more

$659.00
Hermeneia Old Testament on CD-ROM

Hermeneia Old Testament on CD-ROM

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Unique, authoritative, indispensable, Hermeneia has in a generation produced many of the most influential and informative commentaries on the Bible in the... read more

$659.00
Hermeneia on CD-ROM 2.0 Upgrade

Hermeneia on CD-ROM 2.0 Upgrade

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Unique, authoritative, indispensable, Hermeneia has in a generation produced many of the most influential and informative commentaries on the Bible in the... read more

$165.00
Hermeneia on CD-ROM, Library Edition (4 simultaneous users): A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible

Hermeneia on CD-ROM, Library Edition (4 simultaneous users): A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Hermeneia on CD-ROM captures the full text and apparatus of each volume and adds features that facilitate daily use in scholarship, teaching, and research,... read more

$1925.00
Jeremiah 2: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 26-52

Jeremiah 2: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 26-52

by William L. Holladay (Author); Paul D. Hanson (Editor)

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Sunday, January 1, 1989

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

$61.00
James: A Commentary on the Epistle of James

James: A Commentary on the Epistle of James

by Martin Dibelius (Author); Martin Greeven (Author); Helmut Koester (Editor); Michael A. William (Translator)

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Friday, January 1, 1988

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

$62.00
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