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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

Edited by Thomas C. Oden

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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture




The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers—including much that is available only in the ancient languages—have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating and introducing it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground we listen as leading pastoral theologians of six centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best theological, spiritual and pastoral insights.

Today the historical-critical method of interpretation has nearly exhausted its claim on the biblical text and on the church. In its wake there is a widespread yearning among Christian individuals and communities for the wholesome, the deep and the enduring. The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture seeks not to replace those excellent commentaries that have been produced in the twentieth century. It supplements them, framing them with interpretive voices that have long sustained the church and only recently have fallen silent. It invites us to listen with appreciative ears and sympathetic minds as our ancient ancestors in the faith describe and interpret the scriptural vistas as they see them.

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is a postcritical revival of the early commentary tradition known as the glossa ordinaria, a text artfully elaborated with ancient and authoritative reflections and insights. An uncommon companion for theological interpretation, spiritual reading, and wholesome teaching and preaching.

Individual Titles Currently Available

Genesis 1-11 OT Volume 1
Genesis 12-50 OT Volume 2
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy OT Volume 3
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel OT Volume 4
1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther OT Volume 5
Job OT Volume 6
Psalms 1-50 OT Volume 7
Psalms 51-150 OT Volume 8
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon OT Volume 9
Isaiah 1-39 OT Volume 10
Isaiah 40-66 OT Volume 11
Jeremiah, Lamentations OT Volume 12
Ezekiel, Daniel OT Volume 13
The Twelve Prophets OT Volume 14
Apocrypha OT Volume 15
Matthew 1-13 NT Volume 1a
Matthew 14-28 NT Volume 1b
Mark NT Volume 2 (2nd Edition)
Luke NT Volume 3
John 1-10 NT Volume 4a
John 11-21 NT Volume 4b
Acts NT Volume 5
Romans NT Volume 6 (2nd Edition)
1-2 Corinthians NT Volume 7 (2nd Edition)
Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians NT Volume 8 (2nd Edition)
Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon NT Volume 9
Hebrews NT Volume 10
James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude NT Volume 11
Revelation NT Volume 12

Related Information & Resources

Read the general introduction to the series. And for even more information, visit the Ancient Christian Commentary website!

Download an essay by J. Robert Wright on the significance of the art used on the covers of the Ancient Christian Commentaries.

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Find out about Tom Oden's latest work with the Center for Early African Christianity.

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