Hermeneia Commentary Series Online

We are happy to be able to offer online access to the full text of all volumes in the Hermeneia biblical commentary series, published by Fortress Press.  They are available to all users here in the Library or within our IP range, including the UPSem campuses.  They can also be opened remotely by current students, faculty and staff of UPSem, and also by BTSR, PSCE and Union alumni.  We are especially pleased about this, because alumni access is not typically part of an institutional site license.  If you have a valid Library account, use your barcode and PIN to access these resources remotely.

These volumes are fully integrated into our Library catalog, so you can access them through any catalog search by clicking on the View Full Text PDF link in the book’s catalog record.  Also, you have the option of opening them through the live links on this page.

If you are a student, faculty or staff member, or Union, PSCE or BTSR alum, and you need to obtain or update your Library account, please contact our Circulation Supervisor, Lisa Janes.  If you already have a valid barcode and PIN but you are having trouble using your login, please contact our Electronic Services Librarian, Ryan Douthat.  If you are not familiar with the Hermeneia commentary series and have questions about it, or you need other research assistance, please contact the Seminary Librarian, Robin McCall.

Please note that the Hermeneia series is still being published, so a commentary does not yet exist for every portion of Scripture.  Here are links to the existing volumes in the  Hermeneia commentary series :


Old Testament Books

1 Chronicles: A Commentary / Ralph W. Klein, 2006

2 Chronicles: A Commentary / Ralph W. Klein, 2012

Psalms 2: A Commentary on Psalms 51-100 / F.L. Hossfeld and Erick Zenger, 2005

Psalms 3: A Commentary on Psalms 101-150 / F.L. Hossfeld and Erich Zenger, 2011

Qoheleth / Thomas Krüger, 2004

The Song of Songs / Roland E. Murphy, 1990

First Isaiah: A Commentary / J.J.M. Roberts, 2015

Deutero-Isaiah / Klaus Baltzer, 2001

Jeremiah 1: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 1-25 / William L. Holladay, 1986

Jeremiah 2: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 26-52 / William L. Holladay, 1989

Ezekiel 1 / Walther Zimmerli, 1979

Ezekiel 2 / Walther Zimmerli, 1983

Daniel / John J. Collins, 1994

Hosea / Hans Walter Wolff, 1974

Joel and Amos / Hans Walter Wolff, 1977

Amos / Shalom M. Paul, 1990

Micah / Delbert R. Hillers, 1984

Zephaniah / Marvin A. Sweeney, 2003


New Testament Books

Matthew 1-7 / Ulrich Luz, 2007

Matthew 8-20 / Ulrich Luz, 2001

Matthew 21-28 / Ulrich Luz, 2005

Mark / Adela Yarbro Collins, 2007

Luke 1 1-9:50 / François Bovon, 2002

Luke 2: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-19:27 / François Bovon, 2013

Luke 3: Commentary on 19:28-24:53 / François Bovon, 2012

John 1: Chapters 1-6 / Ernst Haenchen, 1985

John 2: Chapters 7-21 / Ernst Haenchen, 1988

Acts of the Apostles / Hans Conzelmann, 1988

Acts: A Commentary / Richard I. Pervo, 2008

Romans / Robert Jewett, 2006

1 Corinthians / Hans Conzelmann, 1975

2 Corinthians 8 and 9 / Hans Dieter Betz, 1985

Galatians / Hans Dieter Betz, 1989

Colossians and Philemon / Eduard Lohse, 1971

The Pastoral Epistles: A Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles / Martin Dibelius and Hans Conzelmann, 1989

Hebrews / Harold W. Attridge, 1989

James / Martin Dibelius, 1975

1 Peter / Paul J. Achtemeier, 1996

The Johannine Letters / Georg Strecker, 1996


Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical Books and Specialized Studies

The Sermon on the Mount / Hans Dieter Betz, 1995

The Apostolic Tradition / Paul E. Bradshaw et al, 2002

The Critical Edition of Q / James M. Robinson et al, 2000

The Didache / Kurt Niederwimmer, 1998

Fourth Ezra / Michael E. Stone, 1990

The Shepherd of Hermas / Carolyn Osiek, 1999

The Odes of Solomon / Michael Lattke, 2009

Ignatius of Antioch / William R. Schoedel, 1985

1 Enoch 1: A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch, Chapters 1-36; 81-108 / George W.E. Nickelsburg, 2001

1 Enoch 2 / George W.E. Nickelsburg, 2011

2 Maccabees: A Critical Commentary / Robert Doran, 2012