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Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jonah

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Jonah

by Jack M. Sasson

Were Jonah's experiences true to the history of ancient Israel? Were they meant to be read comically, philosophically, allegorically, symbolically, or realistically? And is God godly when acting beyond the comprehension of prophets, let alone ordinary human beings? These issues, and many more, are thoughtfully considered in this meticulously detailed an… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Joshua

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Joshua

by G. Ernest Wright and Robert G. Boling

Joshua began as a collaboration between G. Ernest Wright, the distinguished biblical scholar and archaeologist, and his student, Robert G. Boling. After Wright’s death, Professor Boling, who also did the translation and commentary for Judges, finished the task alone. Boling’s extensive treatment includes not only an entire new translation of Joshua an… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judges

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judges

by Robert G. Boling

Judges records the birth pangs of the Israelite nation. From the Conquest to the Settlement, the conflicts in this book (military, political, and religious) reveal a nascent Israel, struggling to define itself as a people. The period of the Judges, c. 1200–1100 B.C.E., was fraught with intertribal struggles, skirmishes and pitched battles with neighbori… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judith

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Judith

by Carey A. Moore

Judith is Volume 40 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible series of new book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. In the Apocrypha, Judith is the saint who murdered for her people. She offered herself to Holofernes, the Assyrian general sent by Nebuchadnezzar to destroy the Israelites. After she had charmed Holofernes with flattery and … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Lamentations

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Lamentations

by Delbert R. Hillers

The poetry found in the Book of Lamentations is an eloquent expression of one man’s, and one nation’s, despair. The poet is deep in mourning as a result of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in the sixth century b.c.e. He looks to Israel’s own sins to explain the catastrophe, and yet he recites poignant examples of Israel’s suffering in wonderi… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter of James

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter of James

by Luke Timothy Johnson

The Letter of James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, New Testament books. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked this letter for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed as being in opposition to Paul’s letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misperceptions … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Philemon

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Philemon

by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE COMMENTARY SERIES is a project of international and interfaith scope in which Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from many countries contribute individual volumes. The project is not sponsored by any ecclesiastical organization and is not intended to reflect any particular theological doctrine. The Anchor Yale Bible is committed… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Titus

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Titus

by Jerome D. Quinn

The Letter to Titus, one of the three "Pastoral Epistles" of the New Testament, has over the last twenty years become the ground of intense controversy-theologically, sociologically, even politically. For this letter (like its companions, I and II Timothy) dates to a time when the Apostles are gone and a new church leadership is evolving. In Titus we read … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letters to the Thessalonians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letters to the Thessalonians

by Abraham J. Malherbe

In A.D. 49, Paul traveled to Thessalonica, a major city in northern Greece, to preach the Gospel. A small group of manual laborers responded positively to his message, resulting in the formation of a church. After spending less than three months with his converts, Paul left the city for southern Greece, ending up in Corinth, from where he wrote two letters t… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 1-16

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 1-16

by Jacob Milgrom

At the beginning of his academic career, author Jacob Milgrom determined to make his lifework a probing study of the Laws of the Torah. Here, with Leviticus 1-16, the first of three volumes on Leviticus, he has reached the pinnacle of his long pursuit. No other contemporary commentary matches Milgrom’s comprehensive work on this much misunderstood and ofte… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 17-22

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 17-22

by Jacob Milgrom

Jacob Milgrom is Emeritus Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of California, Berkeley, and a widely published author. His books include Studies in Levitical Terminology (1970), Cult and Conscience (1976), Numbers (1990), and Leviticus (3 vols.; 1991–2001). THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE COMMENTARY SERIES is a project of international and interfaith scope… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 23-27

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Leviticus 23-27

by Jacob Milgrom

Jacob Milgrom, a rabbi and Bible scholar, has devoted the bulk of his career to examining the laws of the Torah. His incisive commentary on Leviticus, which began with Leviticus 1-16, continues in this last volume of three. It provides an authoritative and comprehensive explanation of ethical values concealed in Israel's rituals. Although at first glance Lev… Read more…


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