Anchor Yale Bible Commentary


Purpose & Scope
The Anchor Yale Bible is a project of international and interfaith scope in which Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from many countries contribute individual volumes. The project is not sponsored by any ecclesiastical organization and is not intended to reflect any particular theological doctrine.

The Anchor Yale Bible is committed to producing commentaries in the tradition established half a century ago by the founders of the series, William Foxwell Albright and David Noel Freedman. It aims to present the best contemporary scholarship in a way that is accessible not only to scholars but also to the educated nonspecialist. Its approach is grounded in exact translation of the ancient languages and an appreciation of the historical and cultural context in which the biblical books were written supplemented by insights from modern methods, such as sociological and literary criticism.

The AYBC is all but complete. Most of the 66 canonical book have been treated and the series is expanding to cover the Apocrypha.

Old Testament


  1. 1&2 Esdras: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    Jacob M. Myers
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$65.00
  2. Judith: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    Jack M. Moore
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$65.00
  3. I Maccabees: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary [AYBC]This product can be personalized
    Daniel R. Schwartz
    Yale University Press / 2022 / Hardcover
    Our Price$74.99 Retail Price$85.00 Save 12% ($10.01)
  4. 2 Maccabees: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary [AYBC]
    Jonathan Goldstein
    Yale University Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$97.50

Extracanonical Texts

First published in 2006, the Gospel of Judas has been generating heated debates ever since. In this definitive translation and commentary, the origins and development of Gnostic mythology, questions about the Eucharist and communal authority, and the Christian appropriation of Jewish apocalyptic eschatology are given full play. 296 pages, hardcover.

New Testament

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