What do you get when a diverse team of scholars is asked to go as deep and detailed as they possibly can on an ancient text of their particular expertise?
About the Hermeneia Commentary Series
A massive and highly esteemed work, Hermeneia is a critical and historical commentary on Old and New Testament books, as well as extra-canonical writings like 1 Enoch and 2 Maccabees. The commentary emphasizes the use of 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)
- The history of religion
Great for the serious student of the Bible, the Hermeneia makes full use of ancient Semitic and classical languages, though English translations of all comparative materials—Greek, Latin, Canaanite, or Akkadian—are also supplied alongside the citation of the source in its original language. The aim is to provide students and scholars with a full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based. As such, the authors purposefully avoid imposing their systematic-historical perspectives or providing homiletical translations of the biblical text. The goal is simply to lay bare the original meaning of the ancient authors, with detailed notes for the inquisitive reader.
Hermeneia in Logos
In Logos, Hermeneia becomes uniquely useful. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. That way Logos automatically pulls up relevant insights from this commentary so you don’t have to go searching for them. And with a commentary of this size, depth, and detail, you are sure to see insights come up again and again.
Bring new depth to your study of Scripture with this highly esteemed commentary.