Any plans for "The Jerome Biblical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century"

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Damian McGrath | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jul 3 2021 9:12 PM

I just discovered that a 3rd edition of the Jerome Biblical Commentary is set for publication in November of this year.

Are there plans for it to be available in Verbum/Logos?

I note that on the bloomsbury site, they are already pre-selling an electronic version: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/jerome-biblical-commentary-for-the-twentyfirst-century-9781474248853 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 4 2021 6:31 AM

I guess you have to do a feedback suggestion or some such. Then maybe in ten years or so ...

Jerome has always been a favorite. It's right up there with Oxford as excellent scholarship. I always used to smile when the article writers had to climb back into traditions toward the end of an article.

Bloomsbury solidly locates Jerome as Catholic (which it is), but I'd place it closer to 'scholarly', similar to Brown. I was surprised at Pope Francis' involvement. That was nice.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 4 2021 10:56 AM

Damian McGrath:

I just discovered that a 3rd edition of the Jerome Biblical Commentary is set for publication in November of this year.

Are there plans for it to be available in Verbum/Logos?

I note that on the bloomsbury site, they are already pre-selling an electronic version: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/jerome-biblical-commentary-for-the-twentyfirst-century-9781474248853 

I love Jerome, but I am completely ignorant that he apparently commented on the entire Catholic Bible. Please confirm this impression if you would. This volume is, might I say, inclusive as it has contributions from the Feminist, LatinX, Asian American, African and African American and other perspectives. This book is so important that unless FL adds it to the prepubs it releases immediately when available I may elect to purchase the hardcopy. 

DMB:

I guess you have to do a feedback suggestion or some such. Then maybe in ten years or so ...

Jerome has always been a favorite. It's right up there with Oxford as excellent scholarship. I always used to smile when the article writers had to climb back into traditions toward the end of an article.

Bloomsbury solidly locates Jerome as Catholic (which it is), but I'd place it closer to 'scholarly', similar to Brown. I was surprised at Pope Francis' involvement. That was nice.

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 4 2021 11:35 AM

Beloved Amodeo:
that he apparently commented on the entire Catholic Bible. Please confirm this impression if you would. This volume is, might I say, inclusive as it has contributions from the Feminist, LatinX, Asian American, African and African American and other perspectives.

'He'? I assume you meant 'they' (multiple authors). Coverage includes the deuterocanon, is that's your question. I assume you clicked on the TOC drop-down (bottom of page), and the separate articles on feminist, etc.  Looks like its a mainly US of A compilation ... even TCU! A few Europeans ... I would have preferred the reverse, but I'm not Catholic (not my call).

I was surprised on both Genesis, and Revelations. Quite surprised. Even more surprised given the Preface.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 4 2021 11:51 AM

Beloved Amodeo:
I love Jerome, but I am completely ignorant that he apparently commented on the entire Catholic Bible. Please confirm this impression if you would.

Jerome was primarily a Hebrew scholar and primarily an Old Testament scholar so he did not comment on the entire Catholic Bible. However, he was a top scholar of his time using the data available to him at the time including two whopping errors - that there were no variants in the Hebrew and that the LXX was a loose translation. (The Dead Sea scrolls rather did his argument in.) So he is honored by the New Jerome Commentary put together by a group of scholars ...including New Testament scholars. They naturally hope that with the information currently available that their blunders are smaller. However, the encouraging thing is that the publisher has changed. Perhaps, they will be more amenable to making an agreement.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 4 2021 1:07 PM

Jerome is not the only one who can make whopping errorsEmbarrassed

I thought this was a translation of Jerome's works for the 21st Century. Appended with with some modern Church issues. Now I understand that this is a single volume commentary on the Catholic Bible (I hope I got that right).

This dims my interest a little, but I'm willing to review this work for usefulness. But, I must admit I'm not as excited as I previously was. Thanks, MJ and Denise for clearing the fog.

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 5 2021 10:06 AM

Damian McGrath:
Are there plans for it to be available in Verbum/Logos?

I would vote for it on https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-book-requests

DMB:
Looks like its a mainly US of A compilation ... even TCU! A few Europeans ... I would have preferred the reverse, but I'm not Catholic (not my call).

Also Africans, Australians, and even Canadians.

MJ. Smith:
However, the encouraging thing is that the publisher has changed. Perhaps, they will be more amenable to making an agreement.

I sure hope so. The first and second editions were both heavy enough to carry around....

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 5 2021 10:58 AM

MJ. Smith:

the encouraging thing is that the publisher has changed. Perhaps, they will be more amenable to making an agreement.

Yes

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 5 2021 2:19 PM

SineNomine:
Also Africans, Australians, and even Canadians.

Well, yes, more than one Canadian. But South Africa had to work with Boston. That's a half. Nothing from South America ... I'd read of Catholic scholarship there.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 5 2021 2:22 PM

MJ. Smith:
However, the encouraging thing is that the publisher has changed. Perhaps, they will be more amenable to making an agreement.

Let's be vewy, vewy careful. That Jerome page had some really good stuff down at the bottom .... the cash register was begging and begging.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 5 2021 3:07 PM

DMB:

Nothing from South America ... I'd read of Catholic scholarship there.

Were this commentary in Spanish or Portuguese, I'm sure the geographical distribution of the scholars would be rather different.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 5 2021 4:06 PM

SineNomine:
Were this commentary in Spanish or Portuguese, I'm sure the geographical distribution of the scholars would be rather different.

That really limits the worldview ... somehow Italy figured it out.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 6 2021 3:33 PM

DMB:

SineNomine:
Were this commentary in Spanish or Portuguese, I'm sure the geographical distribution of the scholars would be rather different.

That really limits the worldview ... somehow Italy figured it out.

At least most of them aren't actually Italian. Pontifical institutions in Rome draw from everywhere.

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