Series Description

A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible

The name Hermeneia, Greek, has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term used in the ancient Greek-speaking world for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work. It is hoped that the series, like its name, will carry forward this old and venerable tradition. A second, entirely practical reason for selecting the name lies in the desire to avoid a long descriptive title and its inevitable acronym, or worse, an unpronounceable abbreviation.

The series is designed to be a critical and historical commentary to the Bible without arbitrary limits in size or scope. It will utilize 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.

Hermeneia is designed for the serious student of the Bible. It will make full use of ancient Semitic and classical languages; at the same time, English translations of all comparative materials—Greek, Latin, Canaanite, or Akkadian—will be supplied alongside the citation of the source in its original language. Insofar as possible, the aim is to provide the student or scholar with full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based.

Hermeneia is designed to be international and interconfessional in the selection of authors; its editorial boards were formed with this end in view. Occasionally the series will offer translations of distinguish commentaries which originally appeared in languages other than English. Published volumes of the series will be revised continually, and eventually, new commentaries will replace older works in order to preserve the currency of the series. Commentaries are also being assigned for important literary works in the categories of apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works relating to the Old and New Testaments, including some of Essene or Gnostic authorship.

The editors of Hermeneia impose no systematic-theological perspective upon the series (directly, or indirectly by selection of authors). It is expected that authors will struggle to lay bare the ancient meaning of a biblical work or pericope. In this way the text's human relevance should become transparent, as is always the case in competent historical discourse. However, the series eschews for itself homiletical translation of the Bible.

The editors are heavily indebted to Fortress Press for its energy and courage in taking up an expensive, long-term project, the rewards of which will accrue chiefly to the field of biblical scholarship.
Holladay, William Lee. Jeremiah. 2 Vols. HERM. Fortress Press, 1986. Jeremiah Jeremiah : ranked 8
Zimmerli, Walther. Ezekiel. 2 Vols. HERM. Fortress Press, 1983. Ezekiel Ezekiel : ranked 9
Luz, Ulrich. Matthew. 3 Vols. HERM. Fortress Press, 2005. Matthew Matthew : ranked 17
Vanderkam, James C. Jubilees. 2 Vols. HERM. Fortress Press. Jubilees OT Apocryphal : (not ranked)
Bovon, François. Luke. 3 Vols. HERM. Fortress Press, 2012. Luke Luke : ranked 12
Haenchen, Ernst. John. 2 Vols. HERM. Fortress Press, 1984. John John : (not ranked)


? Clifford, Richard J. Genesis 1-11
? Römer, Thomas Genesis 12–50
? McBride, S. Dean Exodus
? Wright, David P. Leviticus
? Numbers
? Levinson, Bernard M. Deuteronomy
? McCarter Jr., P. Kyle Joshua
? Smith, Mark S.; Bloch-Smith, Elizabeth Judges
? Greenstein, Edward Ruth
? Halpern, Baruch 1 and 2 Samuel
? Wilson, Robert R. 1 and 2 Kings
? Knoppers, Gary N.; Lipschits, Oded Ezra/Nehemiah
? De Troyer, Kristen Esther
? Greenstein, Edward L. Job
? Hossfeld, Frank-Lothar; Schnocks, Johannes Psalms 1: 1-50
? Geller, Stephen The Psalms
? Schipper, Bernd Proverbs
? Berlin, Adele Song of Songs
? Schuele, Andreas Third Isaiah (Chapters 55-66)
? Roberts, J. J. M. Lamentations
? Hiebert, Theodore Joel
? Niditch, Susan Jonah
? Machinist, Peter Nahum
? Vanderhooft, David S. Habakkuk
? Hanson, Paul D. Haggai, Zechariah
? Kalimi, Isaac Malachi
? Attridge, Harold W. John
? Nasrallah, Laura 1 Corinthians
? Mitchell, Margaret M. 2 Corinthians
? Sterling, Gregory E. Ephesians
? Klauck, Hans-Josef Colossians
? Helmut Koester, AnneMarie Luijendijk 1 Thessalonians
? Fitzgerald, John T. The Pastoral Epistles
? White, Michael L. Philemon
? Kloppenborg, John S. James
? Hultin, Jeremy F. 2 Peter and Jude
? Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth Revelation
? Friesen, Steven J. The Revelation to John


Top Commentaries by Book Top Commentaries by Series Forthcoming & Unreleased Commentaries
Pentateuch History Poetry Prophets Minor Prophets
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1/2 Samuel 1/2 Kings 1/2 Chronicles Ezra/Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
OT Primary Source Material OT Canon OT Textual Criticism OT Hermeneutics OT Introductions OT Theology OT Theological Dictionaries OT Archaeology Hebrew Lexicons Hebrew Grammars (Introductory) Hebrew Grammars (Intermediate) Hebrew Grammars (Advanced) OT Backgrounds OT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias OT History and Religion Ancient Near Eastern Histories Israelite Religion OT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Documentary Hypothesis Deuternomic History Other OT Studies and Issues
Gospels/Acts Pauline Epistles General Epistles
Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1/2 Thessalonians Pastoral Epistles Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter/Jude Johannine Epistles Revelation
NT Primary Source Material NT Canon NT Criticism NT Textual Criticism NT Hermeneutics NT Introductions NT Theology NT Theological Dictionaries NT Archaeology Greek Lexical Analysis Greek Lexicons Greek Grammar (Introductory) Greek Grammars (Intermediate) Greek Grammars (Advanced) NT Backgrounds NT Dictionaries / Encyclopedias NT History and Religion NT Near Eastern Histories NT Church History / Apostolic Period NT Extra-Biblical Literature Studies Jesus and the Gospels Synoptic Gospels and Surrounding Issues The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting Pauline Studies Johannine Studies Petrine Studies Lukan Studies Other NT Studies and Issues
Systematics Subjects
Systematic Theology Bible/Bibliology Doctrine of God/Theology Humanity/Anthropology Sin/Harmartiology Jesus Christ/Christology Holy Spirit/Pneumatology Salvation/Soteriology Angels and Demons/Angelology The Church/Ecclesiology End Times/Eschatology Israel/Israelology Rewards/Misthology Other Systematics Biblical Theology Biblical Hermeneutics Biblical Canon Scriptures and Revelation Narrative Themes Prolegomena Trinitarianism Sacraments Providence/Soveriegnty Heaven and Hell Worship Theology Ethics Origins Apologetics Worldviews/Philosophies Biblical Archaeology Environmental Issues Ancient Near Eastern Theology Modern Near Eastern Theology Judaism Messianic Judaism Church History (incl. Post Apostolic) Historical Theology Second Temple Judaism Eternal Security / Assurance Israel and Church - Supersessionism Other Theological Subjects
Christian Life Ministry
Workplace Home Anxiety / Depression etc. Technology Prayer / Intercession Bible Study Cultural Issues Other Life Issues Mission / Evangelism Church Growth Preaching Church Leadership Discipleship Pastoral Care Biblical Counseling Worship Praxis Teaching (Biblical and Rabbinic) Other Ministry