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"For someone for whom the very idea of a commentary has become problematic, it is no small matter to write a recommendation for a commentary series. Yet this is precisely what I can do for Hermeneia. It clearly includes the best of the genre for our times. But, far more important, when I have grudgingly admitted my need to refer to commentaries, again and again it has been a Hermeneia commentary that has provided me far more than the genre typically calls for and has thereby convinced me of the wisdom of not completely writing off the commentary-certainly not the Hermeneia commentary-just now. I seriously commend Hermeneia to all serious students of religion and theology." -Vincent L. Wimbush Union Theological Seminary, New York "For the study of both the Old and the New Testament the Hermeneia series of commentaries has made its mark. Ever since the series was started, its commentaries have been well written by established scholars who have displayed their competence in them. The series should be welcomed by all scholars, students, pastors, and educated layfolk who are eager to learn more about the meaning of the Word of God in the biblical books so interpreted." -Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. Professor Emeritus, The Catholic University of America " During the years that have passed since the Hermeneia series began, the exegetical trade has adopted some new methods of apppoach. So, to some extent, I have also myself applied literary criticism and text linguistics to biblical texts. But this does not for a moment mean that I can do without the commentaries of the classical historico-critical approach, to which the Hermeneia series belongs. On the contrary, they are as necessary as ever." -Lars Hartman Uppsala University "The Hermeneia volumes are the commentaries on my shelf that I use most often . They express clear opinions and give the primary references for checking up on the authorssometimes disagreeing with them. What more can one ask for? And the layout is a sheer pleasure for the eye." -Krister Stendahl, Emeritus Professor Harvard Divinity School "It is impossible to exaggerate the significance of the biblical commentaries that Fortress Press is producing under the title Hermeneia. This series is surely a milestone in American publishing." -W. D. Davies The Divinity School, Duke University "Hermeneia is the great and successful enterprise to link together European and American exegetical traditions, methods , and insights. It is a strong foundation for international and ecumenical theological discourse about the Bible, and it will help to overcome boundaries and limits of denominations , nations, and languages. It is a must in every theological study in Europe." -Eckart Otto Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz "The Hermeneia commentaries published so far are excellent . They are rigorous without being pedantic; scholarly yet accessible to pastors and students. Each new volume is a milestone in current biblical scholarship. I look forward keenly to the volumes yet to appear." -Professor Graham N. Stanton Kings College, University of London ISBN 0-8006-6030-7 0307 9 0 0 0 0 ...


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