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


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1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles

by Ralph W. Klein (Author)

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This commentary takes full advantage of recent advances in the textual history of Samuel and Kings, demonstrating in many cases that the differences often... read more

$62.00
Matthew 21-28

Matthew 21-28

by Ulrich Luz (Author)

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Thursday, December 8, 2005

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... read more

$99.00
Psalms 2: A Commentary on Psalms 51-100

Psalms 2: A Commentary on Psalms 51-100

by Frank Lothar Hossfeld (Author); Erich Zenger (Author); Klaus Baltzer (Editor); Linda M. Maloney (Translator)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2005

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... read more

$82.50
Qoheleth: A Commentary on the Book of Qoheleth

Qoheleth: A Commentary on the Book of Qoheleth

by Thomas Krüger (Author); Klaus Baltzer (Editor); Jr. O. C. Dean (Translator)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Qoheleth presents a special challenge not only for professional commentators but also for 'normal' readers of the Hebrew text (or a modern translation). . . .... read more

$61.00
Zephaniah: A Commentary

Zephaniah: A Commentary

by Marvin A. Sweeney (Author); Paul D. Hanson (Editor)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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... read more

$54.00
The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary

The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary

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Thursday, October 10, 2002

"The anonymous early church order that became known as the Apostolic Tradition and conventionally attributed to Hippolytus of Rome has generated enormous... read more

$60.50
Luke 1: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 1:1-9:50

Luke 1: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 1:1-9:50

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002

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... read more

$76.00
1 Enoch 1: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch, Chapters 1-36; 81-108

1 Enoch 1: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch, Chapters 1-36; 81-108

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Monday, November 19, 2001

The first exhaustive commentary on this work since 1773. 1 Enoch is one of the most intriguing books in the Pseudepigrapha (Israelite works outside the... read more

$99.00
Matthew 8-20: A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 8-20: A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

by Ulrich Luz (Author); Helmut Koester (Editor); James E Crouch (Translator)

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Friday, January 26, 2001

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... read more

$94.00
Deutero-Isaiah: A Commentary

Deutero-Isaiah: A Commentary

by Klaus Baltzer (Author); Peter Machinist (Editor); Margaret Kohl (Translator)

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Monday, January 22, 2001

Isaiah 40-55 in dramatic voice. Deutero-Isaiah's work, which comprises Isaiah chapters 40-55, has exerted its influence on testimonies of faith... read more

$87.00
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