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