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HarperCollins Bible Commentary, The (Revised Edition)

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Unprecedented in its clarity, organization, and insight into the Bible.

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Publisher's Synopsis

Helpful cross-references to its companion, the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, mean that readers have all they need to explore the riches of the Scriptures for years to come.

The Commentary covers all of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the books of the Apocrypha and those of the New Testament, and thus addresses the biblical canons of Judaism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism. Each of the eighty-three contributors to this splendid volume is a leading expert in his or her field and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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"Revising the best commentary has made it even better. The most useful new feature is the use of arrows to indicate that additional information can be found in the companion, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier (1996), creating a synergy that yields a surprising amount of basic information. Additional features include updated bibliographies, introductory articles that take account of recent developments, introductions to sections of Scripture, and revised commentaries on individual books.

In keeping with mainstream scholarship, the diversity of texts and theological facts are allowed to stand in unassimilated tension with each other. Despite its brevity, the writers are remarkably in touch with both literary (e.g., redaction) and social (e.g., feminist) criticism, but under the influence of the Society of Biblical Literature, these scholarly approaches are accessible to general readers."        ~Southeastern Louisiana University

Biography

General editor James L. Mays is the Cyrus McCormick Professor of Hebrew and the Old Testament Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He has served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a widely respected author and editor.

Editor Mays, James L.
Coeditor The Society of Biblical Literature
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 1203 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 2000
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