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The Anchor Yale Bible Series

The Anchor Yale Bible Series
The Anchor Yale Bible Series

A tradition of excellence in biblical scholarship and
A commitment to advancing biblical understanding in the 21st century

The Anchor Yale Bible Series, previously the Anchor Bible Series, is a renowned publishing program that for more than 50 years has produced books devoted to the latest scholarship on the Bible and biblical topics. Yale University Press, having acquired this prestigious series in 2007, is now proud to offer all previously published Anchor Bible titles as well as new books—more than 115 titles in all. Many more volumes are in progress as the AYB Editorial Board, under the direction of General Editor John J. Collins, vigorously pursues the goal of bringing to a wide audience the most important new ideas, the latest research findings, and the clearest possible analysis of the Bible. Widely recognized as the flagship of American biblical scholarship, the Anchor Yale Bible Series is comprised of:

- The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series, a book-by-book translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha (more than 80 titles in all);
- The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, a state-of-the-art dictionary in six volumes with more than 6,000 entries from 800 international scholars;
- The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library, more than 25 volumes by foremost scholars from a variety of religious backgrounds who focus on broad biblical themes.

Individual volumes in the Anchor Yale Bible Series consistently earn the highest praise: "An important book for any collection...." "Clear and lively...." "Particularly enlightening...." "Brings our understanding to a new level...." "Thoroughly documented...." 'Definitive...." Together, they represent the very best in current Bible scholarship, featuring:

- contributions from distinguished authors around the world, representing Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim traditions
- New translations, reflecting the latest knowledge of ancient languages
- Extensive annotations, including alternative translations
- Objective treatment of competing theories
- Commentary to explain texts and clarify difficult passages
- Historical background as well as up-to-date research
- Helpful organizing tools including detailed introductions, overviews, and outlines
- Relevant visual features such as maps, photographs, diagrams, and more

Yale University Press will publish all remaining volumes in The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary series beginning in 2008, as well as new titles in the Reference Library.

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Editorial Board

John J. Collins
(General Editor)

Holmes Professor of Old Testament
Criticism and Interpretation,
Yale Divinity School

Susan Ackerman
Chair, Department of Religion,
Dartmouth College

J. Albert Harrill
Department of Religious Studies,
Indiana University

John S. Kloppenborg
Centre for the Study of Religion,
University of Toronto

Saul Olyan
Judaic Studies Program,
Brown University

Click here for the press release announcing John J. Collins as the General Editor for Anchor Yale Bible Series

Click here for the press release announcing the acquisition of The Yale Anchor Bible Series from Doubleday.


David Noel Freedman
May 12, 1922 – April 8, 2008

We are sad to report that David Noel Freedman, eminent biblical scholar and General Editor of the Anchor Bible for fifty years, died on April 8, 2008. His family plans to hold a memorial celebration in San Diego at a later date and has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Society of Biblical Literature for a scholarship in his name. Condolences may be sent to the family at 39 Meadow Glen, Petaluma, CA 94952.