The Hermeneia series is designed to be a critical and historical commentary to the Bible without arbitrary limits in size or scope. It will utilize the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism (often slighted in modern commentaries), the methods of the history of tradition (including genre and prosodic analysis), and the history of religion. Great for the serious student of the Bible, it will make full use of ancient Semitic and classical languages; at the same time, English translations of all comparative materials—Greek, Latin, Canaanite, or Akkadian—will be supplied alongside the citation of the source in its original language. Insofar as possible, the aim is to provide the student or scholar with full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based.
Taken together, Hermeneia represents some of the best recent biblical scholarship...I have no hesitation in recommending them for students.
—Morna D. Hooker, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity
Hermeneia will be the benchmark and reference point for all future work.
—Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary