New Interpreter's Bible

New Interpreter’s Bible (12 Volumes)

  • Series: New Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes
  • Editor: Leander E. Keck
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (2001)

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The New Interpreter’s® Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. 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.

With the scholarship of over 60 contributors, this commentary series covers the entire Bible – including the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical books. An additional 30 contributors provide further insight through scholarly articles relating to Old Testament and New Testament issues.

Key Features:

  • A detailed, critical Commentary and Reflections (a detailed exposition growing directly out of the Commentary)
  • Coverage of the entire Bible in twelve volumes
  • Includes the Apocryphal books (* See Note Below)
  • New material specifically prepared to meet the needs of today’s preachers, teachers, and students of the Bible
  • 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

* Note: The NIB Commentary does not cover ALL the books of the Apocrypha as represented in the NRSV translation. There is no commentary, for instance, on 1 and 2 Esdras or 3 and 4 Maccabees.

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Details of Individual Volumes and Contributors

Volume I: Genesis to Leviticus (1994)

General & Old Testament Articles (Multiple contributors)
Genesis (Terence E. Fretheim)
Exodus (Walter Brueggermann)
Leviticus (Walter C. Kaiser Jr.)

Volume II: Numbers to Samuel (1998)

Numbers (Thomas B. Dozeman)
Deuteronomy (Ronald Clements)
Introduction to Narrative Literature (Peter D. Miscall)
Joshua (Robert B. Coote)
Judges (Dennis T. Olson)
Ruth (Kathleen A. Robertson Farmer)
1 & 2 Samuel (Bruce C. Birch)

Volume III: Kings to Judith (1999)

1 & 2 Kings (Choon-Leong Seow)
1 & 2 Chronicles (Leslie C. Allen)
Ezra (Ralph W. Klein)
Nehemiah (Ralph W. Klein)
Esther (Sidnie White Crawford)
Additions to Esther (Sidnie White Crawford)
Tobit (Irene Nowell)
Judith (Lawrence M. Wills)

Volume IV: 1 & 2 Maccabees, Job, Psalms (1996)

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

Volume V: Proverbs to Sirach (1997)

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 Kolarick)
Sirach (James L. Crenshaw)

Volume VI: Isaiah to Ezekiel (2001)

Introduction to Prophetic Literature (David L. Petersen)
Isaiah 1-39 (Gene M. Tucker)
Isaiah 40-66 (Christopher R. Seitz)
Jeremiah (Patrick D. Miller)
Baruch (Anthony J. Saldarini)
The Letter of Jeremiah (Anthony J. Saldarini)
Lamentations (Kathleen M. O’Connor)
Ezekiel (Katheryn Pfisterer Darr)

Volume VII: The Twelve Prophets (1996)

Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature (Frederick J. Murphy)
Daniel (Daniel L. Smith-Christopher)
The Additions to Daniel (Daniel L. Smith-Christopher)
Hosea (Gale A. Yee)
Joel (Elizabeth Achtemeier)
Amos (Donald E. Gowan)
Obadiah (Samuel Pagán)
Jonah (Phyllis Trible)
Micah (Daniel J. Simundson)
Nahum (Francisco O. García-Treto)
Habakkuk (Theodore Hiebert)
Zephaniah (Robert A. Bennett)
Haggai (W. Eugene March)
Zechariah (Ben C. Ollenburger)
Malachi (Eileen M. Schuller)

Volume VIII: Matthew to Mark (1995)

General Articles on the New Testament (Multiple contributors)
Matthew (Eugene Boring)
Mark (Pheme Perkins)

Volume IX: Luke to John (1996)

Luke (R. Alan Culpepper)
John (Gail R. O’Day)

Volume X: Acts to First Corinthians (2002)

Acts (Robert W. Wall)
Introduction to Epistolary Literature (Robert W. Wall)
Romans (N. T. Wright)
1 Corinthians (J. Paul Sampley)

Volume XI: Second Corinthians to Philemon (2000)

2 Corinthians (J. Paul Sampley)
Galatians (Richard B. Hays)
Ephesians (Pheme Perkins)
Philippians (Morna D. Hooker)
Colossians (Andrew T. Lincoln)
1 & 2 Thessalonians (Abraham Smith)
1 & 2 Timothy / Titus (James D. G. Dunn)
Philemon (Cain Hope Felder)
Also included are excursuses on Paul’s discussion of multiple covemants; the Jerusalem conference and the collection for the poor; the language of righteousness, the existence, structure and background of a possible hymn in Col 1:15-20; and the ‘household code’ -it’s origin and adaptation.

Volume XII: Hebrews to Revelation (1998)

Hebrews (Fred B. Craddock)
James (Luke Timothy Johnson)
1 Peter (David L. Bartlett)
2 Peter (Duane F. Watson)
1, 2 & 3 John (C. Clifton Black)
Jude (Duane F. Watson)
Revelation (Christopher C. Rowland)

Articles Included in Volume I (General & Old Testament Articles)

  • Introduction to The New Interpreter’s Bible (Leander E. Keck)
  • How We Got the 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)

Articles Included in Volume VIII (New Testament Articles)

  • General Articles on the New Testament
    • Ancient Texts and Versions of the New Testament (Eldon Jay Epp)
    • The Cultural Context of the New Testament: The Greco-Roman World (Abraham J. Malherbe)
    • The Jewish Context of the New Testament (George W. E. Nickelsburg)
    • The Ecclesiastical Context of the New Testament (Vincent L. Wimbush)
    • The Gospels and Narrative Literature (Robert C. Tannehill)
    • Jesus and the Gospels (Christopher M. Tuckett)