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