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.

8 comments:

Brandon Wason said...

Fitzmyer is out and arrived at my house an hour ago! :-) I look forward to digging into it.

Bryan L said...

I thought Linda Belleville was doing the 1 Corinthians commentary in WBC. It's even listed on Amazon.

Bryan

John Mark said...

not sure if you're in to commentary tracking, but this site has a future commentary page.
http://www.bestcommentaries.com/

Michael F. Bird said...

Bryan: Andrew Clark is definitely doing 1 Corinthians in the WBC and Linda Belleville is scheduled to write Philippians in the NCCS. I've corresponded with both scholars.

Brandon: Send us a heads up on the Fitzmyer commentary once you've read parts!

Nijay K. Gupta said...

I talked to Clarke as well. He is definitely doing the WBC, but he at the very earliest stages of writing, so don't be too eager to see it. But, Ciampa and Rosner's Pillar commentary on 1 Corinthians is quite close to completion.

matthew said...

sounds good... Schrage has also recently released a little book on theology in 1 Corinthians, which is cheap as chips, & covers some useful topics: http://www.amazon.de/Studien-zur-Theologie-1-Korintherbrief/dp/3788722347/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219346365&sr=8-1

Rodrigo said...

"Fitzmyer is an energetic and competent author and after reading his Romans commentary I think that he should be made an honorary Protestant!"

LOL! It's funny because it's true.

o1mnikent said...

Have you seen the Anchor Yale Bible from Logos Bible Software? I thought you might be interested!