New Jerome Biblical Commentary: Hardback Edition

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Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Roland Murphy
Bloomsbury, 1990 - Religion - 1526 pages
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The New Jerome Biblical Commentary is quite simply the best Catholic commentary available, to be used for studying the Scriptures. Aimed at anyone interested in religion and theology, lay or clergy, it is a single-volume containing verse-by-verse commentary on all the book of the Bible, complemented by topical articles. The articles present thoroughly up-to-date background information that is essential for full appreciation of the texts, at the same time offering the reader a wider perspective; articles, for example, on the historical Jesus and the early Church.--Comprehensively updated since 1968; almost two-thirds of the book is new--Extended bibliographies; chapter and verse reference on page headings--Now in paperback: within the reach of all individuals wishing to study the Scriptures with the aid of a commentary, a paperback Student edition is available.There are three different bindings: The Hardback Edition has a separate dust jacket; the Study Hardback Edition is a hardback with a printed paper cover; the Student Edition is a paperback.

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Scholarly. Useful for Catholics and protestants.

User Review  - Neil -

Excellent. The format is a bit scholarly. Except for the history books (Genesis - 2 Kings) the biblical books are organized in probable order of authorship. Example: Isaiah 1-39 is between Hosea and ... Read full review

One Volume Commentaries Are a Mixed Bag

User Review  - oldmanchubb -

It’s hard to review one-volume commentaries. On the one hand, you have a wide range of text covered and sometimes it’s nice to just read some basic, introductory thoughts on a passage or to have some ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Raymond E. Brown, S.S. is former Auburn Distinguished Professor at Union Theological Seminary. He has served as presidents of the Catholic Biblical Association and of the Society of Biblical Literature. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Catholic University of America, Washington DC. He has served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association and of the Society of Biblical Literature. Roland Murphy, O.Carm., is George Washington Ivey Emeritus Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC.

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