Hermeneia Bible Commentary Series – New Testament | Reviews and Volumes

Reviews of the Hermeneia Bible Commentary Series

matthew bible commentaryMorna D. Hooker, University of Cambridge:

“Taken together, Hermeneia represents some of the best recent biblical scholarship . . . I have no hesitation in recommending them for students.”

Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary:

“Hermeneia will be the benchmark and reference point for all future work.”

Purpose of the Hermeneia Commentary Series

From the publisher: “The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. The name Hermeneia, from the Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work. The series, like its name, carries forward this old and venerable tradition. The name also avoids a long descriptive title and the inevitable acronym, or worse, an unpronounceable abbreviation. 

Hermeneia is designed to be a critical and historical commentary to the Bible without arbitrary limits in size or scope. It utilizes 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.”

Interviews from the Hermeneia series on Best Bible Commentaries

Paul A. Holloway on Philippians:

“I did not think I was going to enjoy writing on the so-called Christ Hymn in Phil 2:6-11, since so much has been written on it. But in fact it was great fun.”

Volumes in the Hermeneia Commentary Series

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The Apostolic Tradition – Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson

The Didache – Kurt Niederwimmer

Ignatius of Antioch – William R. Schoedel

luke bible commentaryThe Shepherd of Hermas – Carolyn Osiek

The Odes of Solomon – Michael Lattke

2 Maccabees – Robert Doran

Matthew 1–7 – Ulrich Luz

Warren Carter, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MS:

“The textual engagement is astute, the theological exploration is insightful, and the history of interpretation material is unmatched.”

Matthew 8–20 – Ulrich Luz

Matthew 21–28 – Ulrich Luz

The Sermon on the Mount – Hans Dieter Betz

Mark – Adela Yarbro Collins

Luke 1:1–9:50 – François Bovon

Luke 2: Luke 9:51–19:27 – François Bovon

Luke 19:28–24:53 – François Bovon

The Critical Edition of Q – Paul Hoffman, John S. Kloppenborg, and James M. Robinson

John 1: Chapters 1–6 – Ernst Haenchen

John 2: Chapters 7–21 – Ernst Haenchen

Acts of the Apostles – Hans Conzelmann

Acts – Richard I. Pervo

Romans – Robert Jewett

1 Corinthians – Hans Conzelmann

2 Corinthians 8 and 9 – Hans Dieter Betz

Galatians – Hans Dieter Betz

Colossians and Philemon – Eduard Lohse

The Pastoral Epistles – Hans Conzelmann and Martin Dibelius

Hebrews – Harold W. Attridge

James – Martin Dibelius

1 Peter – Paul J. Achtemeier

The Johannine Letters – Georg Strecker

The Johannine Epistles – Rudolf Bultmann


Also see:

Bible Commentary Series (index)

New Testament commentaries (index)

Old Testament commentaries (index)