Hermeneiacommentary
Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible
51 Volumes
Publisher: Fortress Press

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The word hermeneia is a Greek word that means interpretation or translation. In the ancient world, hermeneia was traditionally used to describe the meticulous and thorough exposition of Scripture. Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible is written and designed to follow that ancient principle. This 51-volume commentary is massive in scope and will help you understand the history of the Bible and how it has been interpreted over time.

Over 30,000 Pages of Scholarship

A commentary this large can be intimidating, but the reason Hermeneia has over 30,000 pages is because the editors didn’t want to put an arbitrary limit on their work. The commentators were able to explore each passage and how it was interpreted over time as fully as necessary. When they explain what they see as a problem of interpretation, they provide you with the full critical discussion, along with the sources and information of where it came from.

For example, the volume on Mark explains the history of controversy over the “short” or “long” ending of the gospel book. Each argument is thoroughly researched, including which manuscripts include which ending, what the church has historically accepted, how the language of the book is structured, and how the two versions “competed for centuries.” The author also uses knowledge of Jewish and Greco-Roman literature of the first century to provide context that illuminates the overall literary form of the gospel, including the language and style of Mark’s writing.

Scholarship That Will Affirm Your Faith

Each volume engages with the scholarship of today to discover what the writer of each Bible book was trying to tell the reader. What was the intention of the writer? Why does that matter to us today? Using Hermeneia in your sermon preparation and research will give you a heightened appreciation of theology and get closer to the text.

Hermeneia Highlights the Text’s Human Relevance

In the Hermeneia volumes, you will find various interpretations from the great theologians and church historians of the past. Critically reading these interpretations can help you understand how people have understood the Bible throughout time and applied it to their lives. The authors use their knowledge of the language, structure, and history of the various time periods to provide textual criticism, methods of the history of tradition, and the history of religion.While one or two authors may take a more moderate position on certain passages, D.A. Carson believes that this "series remains invaluable for the serious exegete and expositor."

Plus, even though there might be, for example, 800 pages covering the book of Mark, Wordsearch saves you from hours of page turning to look things up. Searching is fast and easy, and your commentary stays in sync with any Bible translation of your choice. Click on a word to access your language tools for more information. Mouse-over a footnote to find a source. Find something you can use and drag it to a document where you're creating a sermon or lesson.

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Hermeneia: Zephaniah
Paul D. Hanson (Editor), Marvin A. Sweeney (Author)
Herm1chr
Hermeneia: 1 Chronicles
Ralph W. Klein (Author), Thomas Kruger (Editor)
Herm2chr
Hermeneia: 2 Chronicles
Ralph W. Klein (Author), Paul D. Hanson (Editor)
Hermmic
Hermeneia: Micah
Paul D. Hanson (Author), Delbert R. Hillers (Author)
Hermson
Hermeneia: The Song of Songs
S. Dean McBride, Jr. (Editor), Roland E. Murphy (Author)
Hermdan
Hermeneia: Daniel
John J. Collins (Author)
Hermamos
Hermeneia: Amos
Shalom M. Paul (Author)
Hermhosea
Hermeneia: Hosea
Paul D. Hanson (Editor), Gary Stansell (Translator), Hans Walter Wolff (Author)
Hermjer1
Hermeneia: Jeremiah 1
Chapters 1-25
Paul D. Hanson (Author)
Hermjer2
Hermeneia: Jeremiah 2
Paul D. Hanson (Author), William L. Holladay (Author)
Hermpsa2
Hermeneia: Psalms 2
A Commentary on Psalms 51-100
Klaus Baltzer (Editor), Linda M. Maloney (Translator), Frank Lothar Hossfeld (Author), Erich Zenger (Author)
Hermpsa3
Hermeneia: Psalms 3
Psalms 101-150
Klaus Baltzer (Author), Linda M. Maloney (Author), Frank Lothar Hossfeld (Author), Erich Zenger (Author)
Hermeze1
Hermeneia: Ezekiel 1
Walther Zimmerli (Author), Leonard Jay Greenspoon (Editor), Robert E. Clements (Author)
Hermeze2
Hermeneia: Ezekiel 2
Walther Zimmerli (Author), Paul D. Hanson (Editor), Leonard Jay Greenspoon (Editor), James D. Martin (Translator)
Herm4ezra
Hermeneia: Fourth Ezra
Frank Moore Cross (Editor), Michael E. Stone (Author)
Hermmatt1
Hermeneia: Matthew 1-7
Helmut Koester (Editor), Ulrich Luz (Author), James E. Crouch (Translator)
Hermmatt3
Hermeneia: Matthew 21-28
Ulrich Luz (Author)
Hermmatt2
Hermeneia: Matthew 8-20
Helmut Koester (Editor), Ulrich Luz (Author), James E. Crouch (Translator)
Hermserm
Hermeneia: The Sermon on the Mount
Hans Dieter Betz (Author)
Hermmark
Hermeneia: Mark
Harold W. Attridge (Author)
Hermluke1
Hermeneia: Luke 1
Luke 1:1-9:50
Helmut Koester (Editor), François Bovon (Author), Christine M. Thomas (Translator)
Hermluke2
Hermeneia: Luke 2
Luke 9:51-19:27
Helmut Koester (Editor), François Bovon (Author), Donald S. Deer (Translator)
Hermjohn1
Hermeneia: John 1
John, Chapters 1-6
Robert W. Funk (Editor), Ernst Haenchen (Author), Ulrich Busse (Editor)
Hermjohn2
Hermeneia: John 2
John, Chapters 7-21
Robert W. Funk (Editor), Ernst Haenchen (Author), Ulrich Busse (Editor)
Hermacapo
Hermeneia: Acts of the Apostles
Hans Conzelmann (Author), Eldon Jay Epp (Editor), James Limburg (Translator), A. Thomas Kraabel (Translator)
Hermacts
Hermeneia: Acts
Harold W. Attridge (Editor), Richard I. Pervo (Author)
Hermrom
Hermeneia: Romans
Eldon Jay Epp (Editor), Robert Jewett (Author)
Herm1cor
Hermeneia: 1 Corinthians
Hans Conzelmann (Author), George W. MacRae, S.J. (Editor), James W. Leitch (Author)
Herm2cor89
Hermeneia: 2 Corinthians 8 and 9
A Commentary on Two Administrative Letters of the Apostle Paul
George W. MacRae, S.J. (Editor), Hans Dieter Betz (Author)
Hermgal
Hermeneia: Galatians
Hans Dieter Betz (Author)
Hermcol
Hermeneia: Colossians and Philemon
Helmut Koester (Editor), Eduard Lohse (Author), William R. Poehlmann (Translator), Robert J. Karris (Translator)
Hermheb
Hermeneia: Hebrews
Harold W. Attridge (Author), Helmut Koester (Editor)
Hermjas
Hermeneia: James
Helmut Koester (Editor), Martin Dibelius (Author), Michael A. William (Translator), Martin Greeven (Author)
Herm1pet
Hermeneia: 1 Peter
Eldon Jay Epp (Editor), Paul J. Achtemeier (Author)
Hermpast
Hermeneia: The Pastoral Epistles
Helmut Koester (Editor), Hans Conzelmann (Author), Martin Dibelius (Author), Philip Buttolph (Translator), Adela Yarbro (Translator)
Hermdeutisa
Hermeneia: Deutero-Isaiah
Commentary on Isaiah 40-55
Klaus Baltzer (Author), Peter Machinist (Editor), Margaret Kohl (Translator)
Herm2macc
Hermeneia: 2 Maccabees
Harold W. Attridge (Editor), Robert Doran (Author)
Hermqoh
Hermeneia: Qoheleth
Klaus Baltzer (Editor), O. C. Dean (Translator), Thomas Kruger (Author)
Hermherm
Hermeneia: Shepherd of Hermas
Carolyn Osiek (Author), Helmut Koester (Editor)
Hermapotrad
Hermeneia: The Apostolic Tradition
Harold W. Attridge (Editor), Paul F. Bradshaw (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Author), L. Edward Phillips (Author)
Herm1isa
Hermeneia: First Isaiah
J. J. M. Roberts (Author), Peter Machinist (Editor)
Hermjoeam
Hermeneia: Joel and Amos
Hans Walter Wolff (Author), S. Dean McBride, Jr. (Author), Waldemar Janzen (Author)
Hermcritq
Hermeneia: The Critical Edition of Q
James M. Robinson (Editor), John S. Kloppenborg (Editor), Paul Hoffman (Editor)
Hermdid
Hermeneia: The Didache
Harold W. Attridge (Editor), Kurt Niederwimmer (Author)
Hermjnlet
Hermeneia: The Johannine Letters
Georg Strecker (Author)
Hermodes
Hermeneia: The Odes of Solomon
Michael Lattke (Author), Marianne Ehrhardt (Author)
Hermignatius
Hermeneia: Ignatius of Antioch
Helmut Koester (Editor), William R. Schoedel (Author)
Herm1en1
Hermeneia: 1 Enoch 1
Chapters 1-36; 81-108
Klaus Baltzer (Editor), George W. E. Nickelsburg (Author)
Herm1en2
Hermeneia: 1 Enoch 2
Chapters 37-82
George W. E. Nickelsburg (Author), James C. VanderKam (Author)
Hermluke3
Hermeneia: Luke 3
A Commentary on 19:28-24:53
Helmut Koester (Editor), James E. Crouch (Translator), François Bovon (Author)
Hermjohepi
Hermeneia: The Johannine Epistles
Rudolph Bultmann (Author)