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Author:Hanson, R.P.C.
Title:The Acts
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Pages:xi, 262 p.
Abstract:Introduction covers date and authorship (attestation, references to external events, internal chronology and consistency, the "we" passages, and the end of Acts); theology (the speeches, doctrine); and composition (sources, design, language, text). Modern critical approach. Full RSV text. Comments cover significance of larger segments and handle most details fairly well. Greek seldom used but explained. (The New Clarendon Bible)

Collection Title:Harper's Bible Commentary
Editor:Mays, James L.
Place:San Francisco
Publisher:Harper & Row
Pages:xviii, 1326 p.
Abstract:Good introductory material, to general Biblical study and to individual sections and books. Interests of scholars often bypassed (history of text, Dead Sea Scrolls, for example). More like essays than traditional commentary. Good discussion of larger sections, discourse structure of pericopes sometimes very good. Details rarely available to the degree translators need them. Hebrew and Greek not referred to. Good to have for background information.
Recommendation:T? C?

Author:Harrington, Wilfrid J.
Title:Understanding the Apocalypse
Place:Washington, D.C.
Publisher:Corpus Books
Pages:ix, 278 p.
Abstract:Introduction covers authorship, literary form, sources, purpose, plan, interpretation, and doctrine (from Roman Catholic viewpoint). RSV text. Extensive quotations from related Old Testament passages. Details a bit sparse, with more emphasis on explanation of symbolic significance. Greek not needed.

Author:Harris, Murray J.
Title:Colossians and Philemon
Place:Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pages:xxix, 310 p.
Abstract:This is not a commentary but a very fine guide to the Greek text. Uses UBS Greek New Testament, third corrected edition. Introduction briefly discusses author, date, occasion and purpose, brief outline, and lists recommended commentaries. Each section printed in Greek is followed by a printout of the Greek that reveals its structure, then a phrase-by-phrase discussion of the Greek (giving grammatical forms, meanings, significance in this discourse), and finally both a translation into English and an expanded paraphrase, followed by homiletical suggestions. The details and discussion of discourse are excellent, and only the problems of receptor language and culture are missing for translation purposes. Almost useless for one not trained in Greek. (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)
Keywords:Colossians; Philemon

Author:Harrison, Roland K.
Title:Leviticus: An Introduction and Commentary
Place:Downers Grove, Illinois
Publisher:Inter-Varsity Press
Series:Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries
Abstract:Introductory material shows that this is mildly conservative, almost ignores source criticism, yet does not insist on full Mosaic authorship. Not based on any single translation. Gives fairly good details for translators. Knowledge of Hebrew not required, though Hebrew is used and explained.

Author:Harrisville, Roy A.
Title:I Corinthians
Pages:301 p.
Abstract:Introduction discusses general history of Corinth as background, Paul's contact with Corinth and the reason for the letter, Corinthians opposed to Paul (with emphasis on Gnostics), theology of the cross, and unity of the letter (breaks explained as natural). No running text, but RSV is basis of discussion. Concentrates on theological-homiletical interests, often does well on showing general movement of thought, discourse, but begs the question on such vital details as "sanctified," "justified," and "wisdom." Somewhat high level of language. Greek not shown, but grammar often discussed. (Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament)

Author:Hartley, John E.
Title:The Book of Job
Place:Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pages:xiv, 591 p.
Series:New International Commentary on the Old Testament
Abstract:Introduction discusses place in canon; Hebrew text and versions; parallel literature of the ancient near east; parallel passages in the Old Testament; further parallels with Isaiah (believes Isaiah's "Servant Songs" inspired by Job); authorship; date (suggests 7th century B.C.); literary issues (prologue-epilogue, brevity of third cycle of speeches, location of hymn to wisdom, authorship of Elihu speeches, and the number of Yahweh speeches); poetry; structure and genres; message; and outline. Represents a conservative scholar's approach, with respect for other viewpoints. Author's translation as running text, represents the Hebrew concepts closely, has footnotes on Hebrew terms. Comments follow; quite helpful for translation purposes, in detail and broader aspects of the text. Knowledge of Hebrew not required for reasonable understanding, though used extensively in footnotes.
Recommendation:T, C

Author:Hartman, Louis F.; Di Lella, Alexander A.
Title:The Book of Daniel
Place:Garden City, NY
Pages:xiv, 346 p.
Series:Anchor Bible
Abstract:Introduction covers contents, questions of authorship, sources, genre, historical background, apocalyptic, texts and versions, the Greek forms of Daniel, "Son of Man" in chapter 7, etc. Authors' translation, with additions appended from NAB. (No comments on additions.) Covers broader questions of significance and background of each section. Translational details covered more adequately in chapters 10-12 than in 1-9, but Hebrew required for full use of the Notes in all chapters.

Author:Hawthorne, Gerard F.
Place:Waco, Texas
Publisher:Word Books
Pages:lii, 232 p.
Series:Word Biblical Commentary
Abstract:Good introduction discusses authorship, integrity, receptors and Philippi, place and date, opponents and false teachers at Philippi, purpose of letter, outline, aspects of the Christology of Philippians, and the text. Thorough, scholarly presentation by pericope presents bibliography, author's translation, textual notes, form/structure/setting (covering relation with context as well as inner structure), comment, and explanation. Complete details, but too complex for anyone without advanced training, and particular information often difficult to retrieve, though it is all there. Greek used and not always clarified.

Author:Hayes, John H.
Title:Amos The Eighth-Century Prophet: His Times and His Preaching
Publisher:Abingdon Press
Pages:256 p.
Abstract:Introduction first covers historical background (Israel's pro-Assyrian stance; as a vassal to Damascus; resurgence of Assyria and Israel; Judah as vassal to Israel; temporary decline of Assyria; Jeroboam's external and internal troubles), and then discusses interpreting the prophet and the book, first, with an excellent overview of the last hundred years of scholarship, then, with a brief statement of his own approach: Amos must be understood within the specific history; background information on Amos is too sparse for speculation; no religious practice in Israel other than Yahwism is indicated; book best understood in terms of larger units; how/why written cannot be known; Amos never proclaimed a total end of Israel. Author's formal translation is the running text. Explains discourse matters, background, quite well, usually covers basis exegetical details translators need. Occasional romanized Hebrew should not hinder one who does not know Hebrew.
Recommendation:T, C

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