The New Jerome Biblical Commentary / Edition 1

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This reference book is a compact commentary on the entire Bible that readers can use to familiarize themselves with the methods and paths followed by biblical scholars. It features current theories on dating, historical reconstruction, and archaeological information. Contemporary perspectives and topical articles of an introductory nature include Hermeneutics, Canonicity, Old Testament themes, and coverage of biblical theology. Additional commentary includes articles on Jesus, the early Church, Gnosticism, and the subapostolic church. Especially for seminarians and clergy who require a commentary on the Scriptures both during their formal study of theology and for preaching in their ministry. Also, for those interested in religion and theology on all levels and feel the need for an adequate background in the Bible.

A basic reference that provides concise commentary on the Bible.

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Editorial Reviews

**** About the first edition (1968) Sheehy observes: "an important Roman Catholic scholars". That edition is also recommended by BCL3. Two-thirds of the material here is new, with an enlarged topical section that includes new articles on Jesus and the early Church. All commentaries and topical articles have been revised and rewritten, with new data incorporated into the presentation reflecting recent archeological findings, manuscript discoveries and publications, and other data resulting in fresh perspectives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136149347
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1484
  • Sales rank: 328,843
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents


1. Introduction to The Pentateuch.

2. Genesis.

3. Exodus.

4. Leviticus.

5. Numbers.

6. Deutoronomy.

7. Joshua.

8. Judges.

9. 1-2 Samuel.

10. 1-2 Kings.

11. Introduction to Prophetic Literature.

12. Hebrew Poetry.

13. Amos.

14. Hosea.

15. Isaiah 1-39.

16. Micah.

17. Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk.

18. Jeremiah.

19. Introduction to Old Testament Apocalypticism.

20. Ezekiel.

21. Deutero-Isaiah.

22. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

23. The Chronicler: 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah.

24. Joel, Obadiah.

25. Daniel.

26. 1-2 Maccabees.

27. Introduction to Wisdom Literature.

28. Proverbs.

29. Canticle Of Canticles.

30. Job.

31. Qoheleth.

32. Sirach.

33. Wisdom.

34. Psalms.

35. Ruth.

36. Lamentations.

37. Baruch.

38. Tobit, Judith, Esther.

39. Jonah.


40. Synoptic Problem.

41. The Gospel According to Mark.

42. The Gospel According to Matthew.

43. The Gospel According to Luke.

44. Acts of the Apostles.

45. Introduction to the New Testament Epistles.

46. The First Letter to the Thessalonians.

47. The Letter to the Galatians.

48. The Letter to the Philippians.

49. The First Letter to the Corinthians.

50. The Second Letter to the Corinthians.

51. The Letter to the Romans.

52. The Letter to thilemon.

53. The Second Letter to the Thessalonians.

54. The Letter to the Colossians.

55. The Letter to Ephesians.

56. The Pastoral Letters.

57. The First Epistle of Peter.

58. The Epistle of James.

59. The Epistle of Jude.

60. The Epistle to the Hebrews.

61. The Gospel According to John.

62. The Johannine Epistles.

63. The Apocalypse (Revelation).

64. The Second Epistle of Peter.

65. Inspiration.

66. Canaonicity.

67. Apocrypha: Dead Sea Scrolls; Other Jewish Literature.

68. Text and Versions.

69. Modern Old Testament Criticism.

70. Modern New Testament Criticism.

71. Hermeneutics.

72. Church Pronouncements.

73. Biblical Geography.

74. Biblical Archaeology.

75. A History of Israel.

76. Religious Institutions of Israel.

77. Aspects of Old Testament Thought.

78. Jesus.

79. Paul.

80. Early Church.

81. Aspects of New Testament Thought.

82. Pauline Theology.

83. Johannine Theology.

Suggested Basic Bibliography.


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    The best Catholic Biblical Commentary available... and not intended for all kind of reader.

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    Jerome's Biblical Commentary is invaluable.

    Saint Jerome, who is recognized as a doctor of the Catholic Church, wrote this commentary hundreds of years ago. It still applies today because "God never changes". It was written for and translated for the common man. It is a great reference to the Holy BIble.

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