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Anchor Bible

The Anchor Bible

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.


To find the various volumes of the Anchor Yale Bible in the Library's catalog, do a title search on Bible English Anchor Bible 1964 - all the volumes will be displayed (this is an ongoing project and new volumes come out all the time).  To find a specific book of the Bible do a keyword search on Bible Anchor and the name of the Book of the Bible - example Bible Anchor Jeremiah.