“A tradition of excellence in biblical scholarship and
A commitment to advancing biblical understanding in the 21st century

The Anchor Yale Bible Series, previously the Anchor Bible Series, is a renowned publishing program that for more than 50 years has produced books devoted to the latest scholarship on the Bible and biblical topics.”

Joining the popular AYB Dictionary and the massive AYB Commentary series, Accordance is thrilled to announce our first two sets from the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library. For one week you can add these to your Accordance Library at special introductory prices.


A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical JesusMarginal Jew set

In this definitive 5-volume series on the real, historical Jesus, one of the world’s foremost biblical scholars meticulously sifts the evidence of 2,000 years. The author, John P. Meier, “distinguishes between ‘what I know about Jesus by research and what I hold by faith.’ His study is a necessary purchase for academic libraries” (Library Journal). “Meier points out Jesus’ historical ‘marginality’—his peripheral involvement in the society, history, and culture of his age—that ironically underscores the central position he has occupied in Western culture in the centuries since he died” (Kirkus Reviews).

The five volume set includes:

  • Vol. I: The Roots of the Problem and the Person
  • Vol. II: Mentor, Message, and Miracles
  • Vol. III: Companions and Competitors
  • Vol. IV: Law and Love
  • Vol. V: Probing the Authenticity of the Parables

Buy Now 2 A Marginal Jew (5 Volumes)
List Price $395; Regular Price $299


Archaeology of the Land of the BibleArchaeology of Bible set

Imagine seeing artwork, buildings, towers, roads, chariots, ships, and more from the time of Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Moses, David and Bathsheba, Solomon, Mary and Joseph, Jesus, the Apostles, and the first millennium that followed. Imagine learning the fascinating stories of many of the most interesting and sometimes startling items unearthed in recent years. Now, for the first time, you can add the Anchor Bible Reference Library’s critically acclaimed 3-volume Archaeology of the Land of the Bible series to your Collection.

The three volume set includes:

  • Vol. I: 10,000-586 B.C.E. by Amihai Mazar
  • Vol. II: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods (732-332 B.C.E.) by Ephraim Stern
  • Vol. III: Alexander to Constantine by Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey

Buy Now 2 Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (3 Volumes)
List Price $135; Regular Price $129