What’s the Big Deal with the Hermeneia Commentary Series?

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In biblical studies, there are a few series singled out by scholars for their consistently stellar contribution to the field.

The Hermeneia and Continental Commentary series, which is 30% off this month, is one of them.

If you’re looking for a technical commentary that wastes no time digging into the details of the original biblical text, then this series was written for you. Users on BestCommentaries.com have ranked 11 of its volumes among the top 10 commentaries on their respective biblical books—and a few volumes have even earned the number-one spot.

Here’s why.

No arbitrary limits

Make no mistake, producing a full-scale, scholarly, and credible commentary series is expensive. And if, like most publishers, you’re publishing in print, the costs skyrocket. That’s one reason most publishers limit the scope, and the page count, of volumes in their series. But authors for the Hermeneia and Continental Commentary series were bound by no such limitations.

They were given free reign to explore every nook and cranny of the biblical text. As a result, this is one of the most exhaustive scholarly commentary series on the market. If you have an interpretive question, chances are there’s information that will help you find your answers in a Hermeneia commentary.

Of course, sorting through all that material is challenging, especially if you’re using a print commentary set; this series spans over 30,000 pages! That’s one reason to get it in the Logos format. These volumes are specially tagged to seamlessly integrate with Logos’ research tools, so you can see excerpts from the series right in the Passage Guide, search for exactly what you need, click straight from citation to source, and much more. Using the Logos edition means less time flipping pages and more time exegeting Scripture.

Not only is Hermeneia unbound by page count, the editors sought contributions from authors across the theological spectrum. While series devoted to a particular doctrinal viewpoint can be helpful, Hermeneia’s varied approach gives you access to what the editors consider the most up-to-date and relevant biblical scholarship.

“The editors of Hermeneia impose no systematic-theological perspective upon the series,” declares the series introduction. “It is expected that authors will struggle to lay bare the ancient meaning of a biblical work or pericope.”

Praised by D.A. Carson, Ligonier Ministries, SBL, & more

Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann has said, “Hermeneia will be the benchmark and reference point for all future work.” And individual volumes from this series have received high praise from a number of respected scholars and teachers.

The Amos volume is “Very highly recommended” by Keith Mathison of Ligonier Ministries.

D.A. Carson gives the volume on 1 Peter 4 ½ stars, and Scott McKnight says the same volume is, “. . . another landmark by a veteran NT scholar; complete, exegetical and theologically alert.”

Numerous other volumes in the series have received five-star reviews from the Denver Seminary Journal, the Journal of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, and other respected scholarly publications.

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If you were to purchase the entire Hermeneia series in print, you’d pay nearly $4,000. But when you purchase the Logos edition of the complete collection, you’ll save thousands compared to the print price. And through March, you can get an extra 30% off the regular price, making this the most affordable time to add Hermeneia to your Logos library.

Get the Hermeneia and Continental Commentary Series (69 vols.) for 30% off now.

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