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Kathleen M. O'Connor
The book of Job is a vivid testimony to pain, a plea for justice, and a wrenching theological debate about suffering and its causes. Central to this debate are questions about the roles that God and h ...
Corrine L. Carvalho and Paul V. Niskanen
The books of Ezekiel and Daniel provide some of the most memorable stories and images of the Old Testament. Ezekiel, the wild prophet of the Babylonian exile, gave us images of the blazing wheeled thr ...
Daniel Harrington, SJ
These accounts of the Maccabean revolt, by which the sons of Mattathias reclaimed the temple of Jerusalem, tell an important story of the founding of the Jewish people. "The Hammerers" is the meaning ...
Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM
The book of Isaiah uses both prose and poetry to engage readers in a drama of great emotion and intensity. Although the circumstances under which this book took its present form remain in scholarly di ...
Thomas M. Bolin
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah relate the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon during the rule of the early Persian kings. For a long time, interpretations of these two books by Christian exegetes ...
Alice L. Laffey
The books of Kings view Israel’s history through the theological lens of action. Actions have consequences that are determined by the people’s faithfulness or unfaithfulness to their God and the coven ...
John C. Endres, SJ
In the era in which the Chronicler writes, the pressing question is: How will Judeans reestablish themselves after the Babylonian exile? The Chronicler’s answer is to encourage the people of Israel to ...
Feidhlimidh T. Magennis
First and Second Samuel tell the story of the beginnings of monarchy in ancient Israel. These two powerful narratives present many great figures of biblical history—Samuel, Saul, and David—and explore ...
Roland J. Faley, TOR
The books of Joshua and Judges provide religious perspective on Israel’s successes and failures from the time that Joshua begins to lead the Israelites after Moses’ death until the rise of the monarch ...
Mark S. Smith
So resounding is its message that echoes of the Exodus are heard throughout the Old and New Testaments and the present. Exodus names and terms permeate our biblical and liturgical vocabularies: Pharao ...
Joan E. Cook, SC
In the ongoing debate over the when and how our universe began, Genesis chooses to answer the theological question, "Who set in motion the beginning of the heavens and the earth?" Once that question i ...
J. Edward Owens, OSST
What are we as contemporary readers to make of such a strange book as Leviticus? How can we possibly relate to the kosher laws of clean and unclean foods? Who would want to dine on camel, order eagle ...
Irene Nowell, OSB
Irene Nowell admits that the book of Numbers "rarely makes the top ten list of favorite biblical books." But through her insightful interpretations and practical reflections, readers will gain a new a ...
J. Edward Owens, OSST
The book of Deuteronomy forms the foundation for much of the Old and New Testaments. It provides an overview of the exodus experience, reminding the Israelites that the Lord is the one who formed them ...
Daniel Durken, OSB, Series Editor
Concise and accessible, this one-volume edition of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament allows readers to explore any or all of the books with just one resource alongside their Bibles. ...