Theology and Religion Online - Coming Soon

Coming soon to Theology & Religion Online

Eerdmans Old Testament Commentaries logo

This collection will present 79 extensive commentaries drawn from six key series which cater to readers with a range of academic experience, from the accessible Illuminations Commentary Series to the weightier International Theological Commentary. Each series is authored by an ensemble of world-class biblical scholars who draw on a range of interpretative tools to offer careful insight into every book of the Hebrew Bible. Explore details of the six series below and get in touch to line up your free trial.

Please contact us to request information on pricing or to line up a 30-day free trial at your institution:

Explore the series included:

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible

Offering commentary on all sixty-six biblical books and the Apocrypha, Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible is the finest single-volume Bible handbook available, providing reader-friendly treatments and succinct summaries of each section of the text.

The Eerdmans Critical Commentary

Accessible to academics and serious general readers alike, Eerdmans Critical Commentary reflects the contributions of recent textual, philological, literary, historical, and archaeological inquiry, benefiting from cutting-edge methodological approaches. Contributors to the series are among the foremost authorities in biblical scholarship worldwide. While they hail from a broad range of denominational backgrounds, authors remain sensitive to the original meaning of the text and its relevance for today.

The New International Commentary on the Old Testament

Each volume of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament features an extensive introduction treating the biblical book's authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology, followed by the author's own translation of the original Hebrew and a verse-by-verse commentary. The commentary itself carefully balances coverage of technical matters with exposition of the biblical text's theology and implications.

International Theological Commentary

International in scope, authorship, and theological approach, the International Theological Commentary moves beyond a descriptive-historical approach to offer a relevant exegesis of the Old Testament text as Holy Scripture. The series aims, first, to develop the theological significance of the Old Testament and, second, to emphasize the relevance of each book for the life of the Church. Authors from more than seventeen countries, representing a wide range of geographical, ideological, and ecclesiastical backgrounds, read the Hebrew text of the Old Testament in the twin contexts of Israel and our present day.

The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary

The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary engages in theological exegesis and theological reflection. By way of theological exegesis, the commentaries provide a paragraph-by-paragraph engagement with the text that is deliberately Theological in focus. By way of theological reflection, the commentaries locate each Old Testament book in relation to the whole of Scripture and asks what each biblical book contributes to biblical theology.

Illuminations Commentary Series

The Illuminations Commentary Series offers an in-depth exploration of the Bible that is designed to be accessible and enjoyable. Each volume in the series offers a big-picture understanding of the biblical book in question without compromising scholarly depth.

Eerdmans Digital Reference Library logo

This collection will comprise of 41 core reference works designed to support the interdisciplinary study of theology, religion, and the Bible. Featuring award-winning encyclopedias, theological dictionaries of the Bible, and further reference works, this digital product will be an essential companion for students and scholars wishing to enrich their understanding of the Bible and subsequent scholarship and traditions. Explore details of the works included below and get in touch to line up your free trial.

Please contact us to request information on pricing or to line up a 30-day free trial at your institution:

Explore the series included:

Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament

Leading international scholars from various religious traditions present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament. The intention of the writers is to concentrate on meaning, starting from the more everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. Each article considers its keyword alongside the larger group of words that are related linguistically or semantically, and includes detailed surveys of a word’s occurrences in biblical material as well as in other ancient Near Eastern writings. The emphasis, however, remains on Hebrew terminology and biblical usage.

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

This monumental 10-volume reference work is the authorized and unabridged translation of the famous Theologisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, known commonly as "Kittel" and considered by many scholars to be the best New Testament Dictionary ever compiled. Mediating between ordinary lexicography and the specific task of exposition, the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament treats more than 2,300 theologically significant New Testament words, including the more important prepositions and numbers as well as many proper names from the Old Testament. Each word is typically discussed in relation to its secular Greek background, its role in the Old Testament, its use in extra biblical Jewish literature, and its varied uses in the New Testament.

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Written by leading scholars from many countries and cultural backgrounds, the 1,700+ articles in the Encyclopedia of Christianity depict Christianity in its global context. Articles covering over 170 countries examine both the history and the current situation of the Christian faith worldwide, taking into account the current sociocultural context, including other world religions, secular philosophies, cultural trends, and modern political and economic forces. The Encyclopedia of Christianity covers current topics such as abortion, modernity, and psychoanalysis, while presenting Christianity in its rich historical context.

Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Christian Art and Archaeology

More than 400 distinguished scholars, including archaeologists, art historians, historians, epigraphers, and theologians, have written the 1,455 entries in this richly illustrated encyclopedia—the first comprehensive reference work of its kind. This award-winning three-volume masterwork draws on archaeological and epigraphic evidence to offer readers a basic orientation to early Christian architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, and portable artifacts created roughly between AD 200 and 600 in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Single-volume works

Download the full title list to see the list of single-volume works included in the collection.