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Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash (3 vols.)

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$159.95

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Overview

Hermann L. Strack and Paul Billerbeck’s Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash, originally published between 1922 and 1928, is an important reference work on understanding the New Testament in light of contemporary Jewish thought. Originally published as Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch, it has been unavailable in English until now. This first-ever English translation brings the work to a new audience.

The commentary walks through each New Testament book verse by verse, referencing passages from the Midrash and the Talmud and showing their relevance for situating the Bible in its cultural background. While much research has been done on Second Temple Judaism since this work, nothing has come close to replacing it. This is truly an essential resource for academics, students, and pastors.

Volumes 3 is scheduled to ship on November 3, 2021. Volume 1 & 2 will ship once they are complete.

Interested in having these volumes in the original German? Check out the original Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch.

Praise for the Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash

This reference work is unique in the entire world. It is the only work that has ever compiled, verse by verse, such extensive background quotations from Jewish literature around the time of Christ for every passage in the New Testament. But until now, it was only available in German. With this resource in English, we no longer have to depend on commentators who confidently claim (sometimes incorrectly), “The rabbis at the time of Christ taught this or that,” because now all the relevant quotations from this vast and diverse rabbinic literature can be quickly found here in one place – and in English rather than the original Hebrew. Every pastor, every New Testament scholar, everyone interested in first century history, and every library, should have this work. It will greatly enrich our understanding of the historical setting in which Jesus and the apostles lived and taught, and deepen our understanding of how Jesus is the true Jewish Messiah, and enrich our understanding of the New Testament itself.

—Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

  • Title: Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash
  • Authors: Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck
  • Introduction by: David Instone-Brewer
  • General Editor: Jacob N. Cerone
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volumes: 3
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Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash, vol. 1

  • Authors: Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck
  • Translators: Andrew Bowden and Joseph Longarino
  • Editor: Jacob N. Cerone
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimate Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 1,072

Volume one contains an English translation of the commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.

Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash, vol. 2

  • Authors: Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck
  • Translator: Jacob N. Cerone
  • Editor: Jacob N. Cerone
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 886

Volume two contains an English translation of the commentary on the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of John, and the Acts of the Apostles.

Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash, vol. 3

  • Authors: Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck
  • Translator: Joseph Longarino
  • Editor: Jacob N. Cerone
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Pages: 1050

Volume three contains an English translation of the commentary on Romans through Revelation.

Hermann Strack (1848–1922) was a German Orientalist and theologian. He studied rabbinics under Jewish-Bohemian scholar Moritz Steinschneider. Strack founded the Institutum Judaicum, an organization focused on the conversion of Jews to Christianity, and was a critic of the growing anti-Semitism in his day.

Paul Billerbeck (1853–1932) was a German Lutheran minister and scholar of Judaism. Billerbeck was heavily involved in missionary work in Berlin, where he was engaged in the evangelism of Jews living in Germany.

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  1. Gary Shogren

    Gary Shogren

    6/26/2021

    55555
    This is a must-have, and at a ridiculously low price. If you don't believe me, try picking up a used set, in German! If you can even find one.
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  3. NATHAN

    NATHAN

    7/13/2020

    Can I suggest that Logos advertise this prepub? This is an extremely important resource and I had no idea that Logos was working on a version of it. Given the interest in the Judeo Christian understanding of the NT the interest is there. If you were to let more people know about this I think you would see more interest in it. Additionally, I've seen Logos make certain products popular because Logos decides they are important and market it until they get the interest needed. This is an invaluable resource for students, academics and others. Please don't let this fall to the wayside. Thank you for all that you do!
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  4. FABIO MORAES DE ARAGAO
    Amazing commentary! Go Logos, go !!!
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  5. Heuijuyun

    Heuijuyun

    11/4/2019

    When i get this one? Why so late?
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  6. Terri

    Terri

    10/17/2018

    Is there any update on the status of this work? Any idea of when it will be finished/started? Just anything??
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  7. Thierry Guillemin
    I'm afraid the publication may not be as interesting as it may seem at first view because of its age. If we don't know the developments for the study of Jewish writings since the beginning of last century, more particularly the critics made to the compilation, and are not able to discern what still stand and what has been abandoned by scholars since the publication of the books, it may just give us an inexact vision and exegesis... An interesting article to read could be: https://openoureyeslord.com/2013/03/26/buy-strack-and-billerbecks-commentary-but-beware-technical-article/
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  8. Greg Luecht

    Greg Luecht

    9/16/2017

    I have noticed that this work's production status has reverted back to a red "gathering interest" line from "almost there". Does anyone know of an explanation for this??
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  9. John T Reagan

    John T Reagan

    7/22/2017

    55555
    What an undertaking! Logos, you're doing a great job. Wish it was in my budget. For now it will go in my wishlist.
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  10. Zae k  kim

    Zae k kim

    7/5/2017

    Dear Sir : "very urgent message " I have sent at least 3 message regarding my previous order of title "Commentary of the New Testament of Talmud and Midrash" 3 volume $159'95 paid.At this point ,please make sure that I would like to get printed books format instead !!. As I repeatedly mentioned to you I haven't get digital books at all of above ! Please send me as I desired above mentioned the printed books as soon as possible for me !. From start, I would expect and thought printed ones.! But you said only digital ! You misinformed Me ! I am looking forward hear from you soon. Sincerely,
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