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Where to Start: Bible Textbooks

Whether you are a new professor choosing books for the first time or an experienced educator looking for what’s new in the field, Fortress Press has you covered. Browse our most popular Bible titles below.

Introductions to the Whole Bible

The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition offers clear answers to the most basic questions that first-time students and curious inquirers bring to the Bible. Robust ancillaries available. Learn more!


Introducing the Bible provides an engaging general introduction to the persons, events, and cultural contexts of the Bible. Learn more!

Hebrew Bible

John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike. Learn more!

A marvel of conciseness, John J. Collins's A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is quickly becoming one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and university classrooms. Learn more!

This textbook introduces students to the contents of the Torah and orients them to the key interpretive questions and methods shaping contemporary scholarship, inviting readers into the work of interpretation today. Learn more!

Students will explore the Deuteronomistic History and other historical writings and evaluate the different roles history writing plays throughout the Hebrew Bible. Learn more!

New Testament

Anatomy of the New Testament

Anatomy of the New Testament: Seventh Edition
D. Moody Smith; C. Clifton Black; Robert A. Spivey
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This broadly adopted textbook weds literary and historical approaches to focus on the New Testament's structure and meaning. Learn more!

Luke Timothy Johnson offers a compelling interpretation of the New Testament as a witness to the rise of early faith in Jesus. Learn more!

Warren Carter leads an inductive exploration of the New Testament Gospels, asking about their genre, the view that they were written by eyewitnesses, the early church traditions about them, and how they employ Hellenistic biography. Learn more!

E. P. Sanders offers an expansive introduction to the apostle, navigating some of the thorniest issues in scholarship in language accessible to the novice and seasoned scholar alike. Learn more!


Exploring the Bible

Exploring the Bible
Eric D. Barreto; Michael J. Chan (Editors)
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In Exploring the Bible, preseminarians and other students about to begin training in ministry join scholars Eric D. Barreto and Michael J. Chan on a journey through Scripture. Learn more!

For over twenty-five years, The Student Bible Atlas has been a trusted companion for Bible students of all ages and interests. Learn more!

Documents and Images for the Study of Paul gathers representative texts to illustrate the complex cultural environment in which Paul carried out his apostolic work. Learn more!

Since its first appearance in 1980, Documents for the Study of the Gospels has been a welcome and highly regarded sourcebook for the study of the historical environment of the Gospels. Learn more!

The five books known as "The Five Scrolls" speak urgently to the pressing issues of the contemporary world: human sexuality, grief, immigration, suffering and protest, ethnic nationalism, and existential dread.


Fortress Commentary on the Bible

Fortress Commentary on the Bible

Fortress Commentary on the Bible
Gale A. Yee; Cynthia Briggs Kittredge; David A. Sánchez; Hugh R. Page Jr.; Margaret Aymer; Matthew J. M. Coomber (Editors)

Featuring the work of over seventy-five top biblical scholars, the commentaries present a balanced synthesis of current scholarship, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. Learn more!

Fortress Commentary on the Bible

Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Editions

Now you can select the specific writings you need for your course from this authoritative and trusted commentary with the new Study Editions!

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