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New Interpreter's Bible (12 vols.)
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Overview

The New Interpreter’s Bible presents leading biblical scholarship through an in-depth commentary on the complete Bible, including the Apocrypha. The contributors are leading biblical scholars who bring a wealth of fresh perspectives to biblical interpretation. The contributors are also theologically diverse, reflecting a wide range of denominational backgrounds: Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant, Jewish, and evangelical. The NIB offers detailed commentary on coherent manageable portions of text, maps, and excursuses. The Reflections sections are a crucial component of the NIB that provide thoughtful, and thought-provoking, insights on the contemporary application of the biblical text for preaching, teaching, and daily living.

Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible.

In the Logos edition, you can read The New Interpreter's Bible alongside your favorite Bible translations. The easy-to-use digital format of these twelve volumes includes the following:

  • Full texts and critical notes
  • A detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text
  • Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary
  • Lightning-fast search capabilities
  • Scripture references available with a mouse-over
The New Interpreter's Bible commentators are consistently aware that they are in conversation with preachers and teachers in the church. The New Interpreter's Bible is the commentary preachers and teachers need for the years ahead.

—Patrick J. Wilson, The Christian Century

These set of handsome, user-friendly reference books fully accomplishes what it sets out to do, and should prove to be a valuable addition to any Bible student's resource library.

—Harry Conay, "The Book Shelf," Religious Broadcasting

The insights of each of the authors are informative and the Reflections, which follow the literary divisions of each book, are stimulating. Student and teacher alike will find this a very helpful resource.

Bible Today Volume 35

The entire set should be among the few sets of commentaries on the bookshelves of the serious student of the Scriptures.

—James W. Cox, Review and Expositor

The quality of both the commentary and the Reflections sections is consistently high. The New Interpreter's Bible is an invaluable addition to the library of both academician and pastor.

—Victor P. Hamilton, Asbury College

The New Interpreter's Bible provides a much richer perspective on the text than in any other commentary series currently available.

—Lawrence Boadt, CSP Washington Theological Union, Silver Spring, MD

For this magnificent achievement, Abingdon Press deserves praise from clergy, academics, and anyone interested in the Bible.

—Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN

The strength of this work lies in its explicit attempt to bring the depth of biblical scholarship into conversion with the preaching and teaching ministry of the church.

—David Mesner, Christ Lutheran Church, Slayton, MN

Key Features

  • Coverage of the entire Bible in twelve volumes
  • Easy-to-use format—detailed, critical Commentary and Reflections (a detailed exposition growing directly out of the commentary)
  • Includes the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books
  • New Material specifically prepared to meet the needs of today's preachers, teachers, and students of the Bible
  • The biblical text is divided into coherent and natural units
  • The ecumenical roster of contributors includes top scholars and emerging new voices
  • Contributors draw upon a variety of approaches
  • Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance understanding and ease of use
  • Introductions to each biblical book cover essential historical, literary, sociocultural, and theological issues

Individual Titles

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 1: Genesis to Leviticus

  • Authors: Gary A. Anderson, Phyllis A. Bird, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Walter Brueggemann, David G. Buttrick, John J. Collins, Keith R. Crim, Terence E. Fretheim, Catherine Gunsalus González, Justo L. González, Daniel J. Harrington, Carl R. Holladay, David C. Hopkins, Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Leander E. Keck, Chan-Hie Kim, James Earl Massey, J. Maxwell Miller, Carolyn Osiek, Simon B. Parker, Judith E. Sanderson, Fernando F. Segovia, Moisés Silva, Michael A. Signer, and George E. Tinker
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 832

Contributors to Volume 1:

  • Introduction to The New Interpreter’s Bible: Leander E. Keck
  • How We Got Our Bible
    • Introduction to the Canon: Daniel J. Harrington
    • Modern English Versions of the Bible: Keith R. Crim
  • How the Bible Is Read, Interpreted, and Used
    • The Authority of the Bible: Phyllis A. Bird
    • How the Bible Has Been Interpreted in Jewish Tradition: Michael A. Signer
    • How the Bible Has Been Interpreted in Christian Tradition: Justo L. González
    • Contemporary Theories of Biblical Interpretation: Moisés Silva
    • Contemporary Methods of Reading the Bible: Carl R. Holladay
    • Reading the Bible from Particular Social Locations: An Introduction: James Earl Massey
    • Reading the Bible as African Americans: James Earl Massey
    • Reading the Bible as Asian Americans: Chan-Hie Kim
    • Reading the Bible as Hispanic Americans: Fernando F. Segovia
    • Reading the Bible as Native Americans: George E. Tinker
    • Reading the Bible as Women: Carolyn Osiek
    • The Use of the Bible in Preaching: David G. Buttrick
    • The Use of the Bible in Hymns, Liturgy, and Education: Catherine Gunsalus González
  • The Background of the Old Testament Texts
    • Life in Ancient Palestine: David C. Hopkins
    • The Ancient Near Eastern Literary Background of the Old Testament: Simon B. Parker
    • Introduction to the History of Ancient Israel: J. Maxwell Miller
    • Introduction to Israelite Religion: Gary A. Anderson
    • Introduction to Early Jewish Religion: John J. Collins
    • Ancient Texts and Versions of the Old Testament: Judith E. Sanderson
    • Introduction to the Pentateuch: Joseph Blenkinsopp
  • Introduction, Commentary, and Reflections

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 2: Numbers to Samuel

  • Authors: Bruce C. Birch, Ronald Clements, Robert B. Coote, Thomas B. Dozeman, Kathleen A. Robertson Farmer, Peter D. Miscall, and Dennis T. Olson
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 1,388

Contributors to Volume 2:

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 3: Kings to Judith

  • Authors: Leslie C. Allen, Sidnie White Crawford, Irene Nowell, Ralph W. Klein, Choon-Leong Seow, and Lawrence Wills
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 1,216

Contributors to Volume 3:

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 4: 1 & 2 Maccabees, Job, Psalms

  • Authors: Adele Berlin, Robert Doran, Carol A. Newsom, and J. McCann Jr.
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 1,100

Contributors to Volume 4:

  • 1 Maccabees: Robert Doran
  • 2 Maccabees: Robert Doran
  • Introduction to Hebrew Poetry: Adele Berlin
  • Job: Carol A. Newsom
  • Psalms: J. Clinton McAnn Jr.

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 5: Proverbs to Sirach

  • Authors: Richard J. Clifford, James L. Crenshaw, Michael Kolarcik, Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, W. Sibley Towner, Renita J. Weems
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 869

Contributors to Volume 5:

  • Introduction to Wisdom Literature: Richard J. Clifford
  • Proverbs: Raymond C. Van Leeuwen
  • Ecclesiastes: W. Sibley Towner
  • Song of Songs: Renita J. Weems
  • Book of Wisdom: Michael Kolarcik
  • Sirach: James L. Crenshaw

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 6: Isaiah to Ezekiel

  • Authors: Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Patrick D. Miller, Kathleen M. O’Connor, David L. Petersen, Anthony J. Saldarini, Christopher R. Seitz, and Gene M. Tucker
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 1,006

Contributors to Volume 6:

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 7: The Twelve Prophets

  • Authors: Elizabeth Achtemeier, Robert A. Bennett, Francisco O. García-Treto, Donald E. Gowan, Theodore Hiebert, W. Eugene March, Frederick J. Murphy, Ben C. Ollenburger, Samuel Pagán, Eileen M. Schuller, Daniel J. Simundson, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Phyllis Trible, and Gale A. Yee
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 887

Contributors to Volume 7:

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 8: Matthew to Mark

  • Authors: Eugene Boring, Eldon Jay Epp, George W. E. Nickelsburg, Abraham J. Malherbe, Pheme Perkins, Robert C. Tannehill, Christopher M. Tuckett, and Vincent L. Wimbush
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 744

Contributors to Volume 8:

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 9: Luke to John

  • Author: R. Alan Culpepper and Gail R. O’Day
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 875

Contributors to Volume 9:

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 10: Acts to First Corinthians

  • Authors: J. Paul Sampley, Robert W. Wall, and N. T. Wright
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 1,011

Contributors to Volume 10:

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 11: Second Corinthians to Philemon

  • Authors: James D. G. Dunn, Cain Hope Felder, Richard B. Hays, Morna D. Hooker, Andrew T. Lincoln, Pheme Perkins, J. Paul Sampley, and Abraham Smith
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 915

Contributors to Volume 11:

  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians: J. Paul Sampley
  • The Letter to the Galatians: Richard B. Hays
  • The Letter to the Ephesians: Pheme Perkins
  • The Letter to the Philippians: Morna D. Hooker
  • The Letter to the Colossians: Andrew T. Lincoln
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians: Abraham Smith
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians: Abraham Smith
  • The First and Second Letters to Timothy and the Letter to Titus: James D. G. Dunn
  • The Letter to Philemon: Cain Hope Felder

The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 12: Hebrews to Revelation

  • Author: David L. Bartlett, C. Clifton Black, Fred B. Craddock, Luke Timothy Johnson, Christopher C. Rowland, and Duane F. Watson
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 748

Contributors to Volume 12:

Product Details

  • Title: New Interpreter's Bible
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 11,591