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New Collegeville Bible Commentary (2 vols.)
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Overview

Dig deeply into each book of the Bible, drawing wisdom and insight from even the most obscure texts. Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings expert insight into the Old and New Testament to Bible study participants, teachers, students, preachers, and all readers of the Bible. Written by more than 20 renowned Catholic Bible scholars such as Dianne Bergant, John J. Collins, Irene Nowell, Mark S. Smith, and Kathleen M. O’Connor, this series provides and vital background that helps bring the text alive.

An excellent resource for both personal and group study and reflection, each book in the series also includes review aids and discussion topics conducive to group discussions, as well as an index of citations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church that make each text relevant to Catholics today.

In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. Your software brings the most efficient and comprehensive research tools together in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Scripture texts are taken from the New American Bible, which is not included with this commentary. For side-by-side viewing it can be purchased here.

Key Features

  • Provides a thorough analysis of both Old and New Testaments
  • Offers fresh scholarship on each biblical text
  • Includes aids for group study and discussion

Praise for the Print Edition

Solid, pastorally sensitive, user friendly, portable—this original series served the needs of thousands of ordinary folks in the pews who wanted to read the biblical texts with the aid of a helpful guide. . . . This new series is a very welcome update to its renown predecessor.

Catholic Library World

This New Collegeville Commentary will encourage an informed and responsible Christian community in every parish.

Prairie Messenger

. . . the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series promises to be appreciated and read by a wide range of Bible students.

Catholic Studies: An Online Journal

This is a fine series that will be a great help to the Catholic community and deserves to have a long shelf life. . . . These attractively printed materials (laced with maps and illustrations) are wonderfully suited for personal and parish study group use.

The Bible Today

Product Details

Individual Titles

New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament

  • Editor: Daniel Durken
  • Series: New Collegeville Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 1696

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Concise and accessible, this one-volume edition of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament draws together the individual contributions to the Old Testament series and offers them to readers in a convenient and attractive format.

Written by an array of respected scholars, the individual commentaries collected here bring expert insight into the Old Testament to Bible study participants, teachers, students, preachers, and all readers of Scripture. Contributors include some of today’s most highly regarded Scripture scholars, as well as some of the freshest young voices in the field. A first-rate, reliable resource for Bible study and reflection, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament answers the Second Vatican Council's call to make access to Scripture “open wide to the Christian faithful.”

New Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament

  • Editor: Daniel Durken
  • Series: New Collegeville Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 912

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Concise and accessible, this one-volume edition of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament allows readers to explore any or all of the books with just one resource alongside their Bibles.

The individual commentaries collected here are written by respected scholars, and they break open the biblical texts in a lively fashion. Readers will be able to engage Scripture more deeply and reflect on its meanings, nuances, and imperatives for living a Christian life in the twenty-first century. This commentary answers the Second Vatican Council’s call to make access to Scripture “open wide to the Christian faithful.”

Yet again Liturgical Press has brought quality biblical scholarship to the pastoral life of the Church. This work draws together the fine individual contributions to the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series and offers them to readers in a convenient and attractive one-volume format. Now pastors, preachers, parish staffs, and simply those who want to draw nourishment from reading and studying the Bible have a first rate, accessible resource at their fingertips.

Donald Senior, CP, Catholic Theological Union

Liturgical Press has a long and proud history of bringing solid biblical scholarship to a popular readership. . . . This one-volume presentation, edited under the expert guidance of veteran biblical scholar Daniel Durken, OSB, . . . will be especially valuable for parish libraries and on the desk of preachers and liturgists.

The Bible Today

Daniel Durken, OSB, is a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint John’s Abbey. He taught Scripture and speech classes at Saint John’s University for almost 50 years and served as director of Liturgical Press from 1978 to 1988. He still writes homily hints and daily reflections for the Loose-Leaf Lectionary and is the founding editor of Abbey Banner, the magazine for the relatives, friends, and oblates of the monastic community.