This contemporary verse by verse commentary examines the scientific, literary, and historical content of the Scriptures — reflecting the exegetical variation found within the community of scholars. Features current theories on dating, historical reconstruction, and archaeological information. Provides contemporary perspectives on hermeneutics, theological depths relating to the biblical word, and themes in the Old Testament. Includes articles on Jesus, the Early Church, Gnosticism, and the subapostolic church.
The New Interpreter's Bible Index is the definitive reference guide to the major subjects, themes, names, and places discussed in the New Interpreter's Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. The Index makes it even easier to discover the best in contemporary biblical scholarship for the service of the church. The design of the Index, like that of the commentary, has been shaped by two controlling principles: (1) form serves function and (2) maximum ease of use. Now the reader can search for and find references to helpful information on a wide variety of topics, including the visual aids and their texts. The Index focuses on those entries that substantially address a topic and significantly advance discussion for the reader's needs Book jacket.
Six years in the making, this state-of-the-art dictionary offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and scholarship. An essential reference for every serious reader of the Bible. B & W illustrations and line-art throughout.
The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field. Every page contains the complete traditional Hebrew text, with cantillation notes, the JPS translation of the Holy Scriptures, aliyot breaks, Masoretic notes, and commentary by a distinguished Hebrew Bible scholar, integrating classical and modern sources. Each volume also contains supplementary essays that elaborate upon key words and themes, a glossary of commentators and sources, extensive bibliographic notes, and maps.
This new volume in the Reference Library of Judaism faithfully presents the complete Hebrew text of Rashis (1040-1105) psalter commentary according to Vienna Heb. ms. 220 together with a fully annotated scientific translation into contemporary idiomatic English.The supercommentary places one of the finest commentaries by the single most influential Hebrew biblical exegete in dialogue with the full gamut of ancient, medieval and modern exegesis. The supercommentary identifies Rashis sources and pinpoints the exegetical cruces to which Rashi responds, defines the nuances of Rashis exegetical, linguistic and theological terminolgy, and guides readers to use the translation to gain access to the Hebrew. The introductory chapters constitute the most up-to-date discussion of the scope of Rashis literary legacy and of the history of research. They include highly original discussions of the Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah commentaries commonly attributed to Rashi and fully annotated English translations of 1) Rashis programmatic essay on the problem of homonymity in biblical exegesis; 2) Rashis commentaries on liturgical poetry; 3) one of Rashis liturgical poems, and 4) the famous medieval poem, which declares Rashi to be the Torah Commentator par excellence.
Widely acclaimed by Bible scholars and theologians of every denomination, Everett Fox's masterful translation re-creates the echoes, allusions, alliterations, and wordplays of the Hebrew original. Together with its extensive commentary and illuminating notes, this unique translation draws the reader closer to the authentic living voice of the Bible.