Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Forthcoming First Corinthians Commentaries
Jo Fitzmyer's commentary on First Corinthians in the Anchor Bible series (published now with Yale University Press rather than Doubleday) is said to be out later this year, probably at SBL at a guess! Fitzmyer is an energetic and competent author and after reading his Romans commentary I think that he should be made an honorary Protestant! I have to wonder if the guy who put the imprimatur on that volume really read it, but that's another story. Yet I think Fitzmyer will have a hard time topping Thiselton, Fee, and Schrage for the best 1 Corinthians commentary in stock, but no doubt he'll come close. I should also mention that Andrew Clark of Aberdeen Uni is down to do the WBC volume on 1 Corinthians and Bruce Winter for the New Covenant Commentary Series as well - both guys have a wealth of knowledge on the Greco-Roman world.