Historical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Historical Commentary on the Old Testament (HCOT) is an international series of commentaries which devotes explicit attention to the history of interpretation of biblical tradition in all its stages, both within and without the Hebrew canon. As the term 'Old Testament' indicates, the commentary stands in the Christian exegetical tradition. The contributors are comprised of scholars from all over the world and from many different churches and denominations. The commentary is intended not only for Old Testament scholars, but also for ministers and other interested parties.

The treatment of every pericope is preceded by a new translation and a section called 'Essentials and Perspectives' in which the author summarizes the results of the exegesis in non-technical language. The primacy here is assigned to the final stage of the text. The summary incites the user to consult the main body of the exegesis which is headed 'Scholarly Exposition.' Here the approach is that of modern critical scholarship.


Editorial Board: Cornelis Houtman, Gert T. M. Prinsloo, Klaas Spronk, Wilfred G .E. Watson, Al Wolters

Books

Forthcoming

forthcoming Blum, Erhard Genesis Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Watts, James W. Leviticus, Volume 2: Chapters 11–27 Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Gosling, Frank Numbers Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Houtman, Cornelis Deuteronomy Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Korpel, Marjo C. A. Ruth Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Viberg, Åke 1 Samuel Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Roux, Jurie le 1 Kings, Volume 2: Chapters 12–22 Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Kalimi, Isaac 2 Kings Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Kalimi, Isaac 2 Chronicles Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Korpel, Marjo C. A. Esther Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Hess, Richard S. Job Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Botha, Phil J.; Prinsloo, Gert T. M. Psalms Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Watson, Wilfred G. E. Song of Songs Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Leene, Hendrik Isaiah I, Volume 1: Chapters 1–12 Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Beuken, Willem A. M. Isaiah II, Volume 1: Chapters 13–27 Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Oosterhoff, Bob J.; Peels, Erik Jeremiah Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming van Rooy, Herrie F. Ezekiel 1–24 Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Patton, Corrine Ezekiel 25–48 Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Wesselius, Jan-Wim Daniel Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Daniels, Dwight R. Hosea Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Kwakkel, Gert Joel Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Dijkstra, Meindert Amos Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Potgieter, Johannes H. Jonah Historical Commentary on the Old Testament
forthcoming Prinsloo, Gert T. M. Habakkuk Historical Commentary on the Old Testament