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The Bible –– sacred scripture, literary classic, historical document. No matter how it is viewed, it remains the basis of much of Western culture. This fully revised edition of the HarperCollins Bible Commentary is the most up–to–date reference book of its kind for understanding and interpreting the meaning of the Bible. The accessible and highly readable format sets a new standard for excellence.

The Commentary covers all of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the books of the Apocrypha and those of the New Testament, and thus addresses the biblical canons of Judaism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. its innovative format covers the books of the Bible in three ways:

General essays setting the literary, cultural, and historical context for the entire Bible

Articles introducing major sections of the Bible

Commentaries on the individual books themselves by the finest contemporary biblical scholars

The HarperCollins Bible Commentary is unprecedented in its clarity, organization, and insight into the Bible. Helpful cross–references to its companion, the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, mean that readers will have all they need to explore the riches of the Scriptures for years to come.

Every section of the Commentary offers concise and authoritative guidance that will enable the reader to return to the text equipped to understand and appreciate the Bible more fully. Each of the eighty–three contributors to this splendid volume is a leading expert in his or her field and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. They have produced a volume that belongs in homes, schools, houses of worship, and libraries –– wherever there is a Bible.

General editor James L. Mays is the Cyrus McCormick Professor of Hebrew and the Old Testament Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He has served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a widely respected author and editor.

About the Author

James L. Mays, Ph.D. is the Cyrus McCormick Professor of Hebrew and the Old Testament Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He has served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a widely respected author and editor of books and commentaries.

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Dr. C.H.E. Sadaphal
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(4.5 stars) A concrete general reference that provides a broad overview of the Bible’s books and its general themes.
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2015
The HarperCollins Bible Commentary covers all of the Old Testament and the New Testament as well as the books of the Apocrypha. In addition to the commentaries on the individual books of the Bible, there are general essays that locate the books within their... See more
The HarperCollins Bible Commentary covers all of the Old Testament and the New Testament as well as the books of the Apocrypha.

In addition to the commentaries on the individual books of the Bible, there are general essays that locate the books within their particular context (e.g., sociological, historical, cultural, and literary). This adds several degrees of depth that facilitates understanding what the text “really means.”

Generally speaking, individual commentaries are written by different authors, many of whom have written separate full-length commentaries. Hence, the reader is given a “highlight reel” of condensed analysis in this volume. Readers will also benefit from a cross-analysis of different themes as they apply between different books, a benefit rarely seen in single-book commentaries. From this emerges a common thread that can be seen to bind the Bible’s books together.

It goes without saying that when assessing Bible commentaries there is a large degree of subjectivity and personal preference contingent upon what you’re looking for. This commentary isn’t biased in any particular direction and has something for everyone. So, for example, regardless of your denominational affiliation, or if you’re largely concerned with historical or sociological concerns, this commentary covers all the bases. Of course, in putting together a commentary for the entire Bible, breadth will invariably be favored over depth.
Accordingly, the HarperCollins Bible Commentary should not be purchased as a one-stop final solution to suite your needs but as a supplemental reference to guide you in the right direction.

I have been using this book in my sermon and lesson prep for quite some time and in my opinion this truly is a valuable, treasured resource.
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Bruce Gilliland
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Correction to My January 2001 Review
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2001
My somewhat negative comments about an earlier version are attached to this revised version. I would like to clarify my comments. This 2000 version is a significant rewrite of the 1988 Harper''s Bible Commentary, also edited by James Mays. The 1988 version is listed as out... See more
My somewhat negative comments about an earlier version are attached to this revised version. I would like to clarify my comments. This 2000 version is a significant rewrite of the 1988 Harper''s Bible Commentary, also edited by James Mays. The 1988 version is listed as out of print, but I saw it in a bookstore today. Although the two differ in their detailed commentaries, they follow the same basic approach with the same general articles.
My earlier comments were about a 1962 version published as Harper''s Bible Commentary, edited by William Neil. It is considerably shorter (about 500+ pages) and contains no general articles or other supporting materials. It was re-published in 1997 as "Pocket Bible Commentary." I may have confused this version with the 1988 version when I wrote my comments.
I did not mean to imply that I thought the current version was only 2 stars in value.
Bible users need a good commentary, but there not many single-volume commentaries in a reasonable price range that are written for the non-scholar. Combined with the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, most users should find this book useful in expanding their understanding of the Bible.
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Exactly What I Hoped For
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
Great book in perfect shape. This will be a very valuable reference for me.
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William S. Lucas
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Great commentary!
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2017
This is an excellent commentary for the "armchair theologian" or even those who wish to get more from their group or independent Bible studies. I have read books by many of the commentators and know them to be the epitome of Biblical scholarship.
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Victor G. Grafe III
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Very helpful
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2013
I am a Baptist Minister, committed to handling the Bible responsibly as I preach the path and hope of Jesus in the community I serve. Each time I focus in to study a Scripture to preach, I start with this commentary and a look at relevant articles in the New... See more
I am a Baptist Minister, committed to handling the Bible responsibly as I preach the path and hope of Jesus in the community I serve.

Each time I focus in to study a Scripture to preach, I start with this commentary and a look at relevant articles in the New Interpreter''s Dictionary of the Bible. These give me a good sense of the passage I''m dealing with. Then I turn to other commentaries or theological works to go forward from there.

The HarperCollins Bible Commentary makes little explicit use of Third-World and minority perspectives, so I am careful to balance my reading to bring these in adequately. That said, the treatment of Romans brings out the key element of ethnic tension in the Roman church admirably, and relates it integrally to the whole argument.
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Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2021
A helpful tool.
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Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2021
A very useful and scholarly resource.
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C. M. Barnes
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Another good book
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2013
I bought this book as a gift but the person to who it was given has told me they think very well of it and that it is very interesting and useful to them. I gave it together with the Harper Collins "Bible Dictionary" as a set and the recipient likes them both and... See more
I bought this book as a gift but the person to who it was given has told me they think very well of it and that it is very interesting and useful to them. I gave it together with the Harper Collins "Bible Dictionary" as a set and the recipient likes them both and says they compliment each other well.
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Reviewed in Canada on June 7, 2018
A good Bible reference commentary. Happy with it ... Serves as part of a multitude of Bible reference books in my personal library.
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