Jerome Biblical Commentary

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The Jerome Biblical Commentary is a 1968 two-volume book of Biblical scholarship and commentary edited by Raymond Edward Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, and Roland E. Murphy. It has been called "the most-used volume of Catholic scriptural commentary in the United States."[1][2]

In 1990, The New Jerome Biblical Commentary was published as a revised and updated edition.[3][4] The foreword describes the volume as "in a form about two-thirds new" and "an instrument for rich ecumenical dialogue" that avoids "arid literalism 'that kills'" and a drift "into generalized spiritual applications."[5]

The book's title is a reference to Jerome, known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate), and his extensive Biblical commentaries.



  1. ^ Elrick, M.L. (May 18, 1999). John Castelot: He made God's word come alive. Detroit Free Press
  2. ^ Advertisement (April 23, 1969) Outstanding accomplishment. Boston Globe
  3. ^ Franklin, James L. (April 11, 1993). Scholars seeing New Testament in different light Deciphering 1st century called crucial. Boston Globe
  4. ^ Crews, Clyde F. (February 14, 1993). New Critique of Jesus' Life Is Intelligent, Provocative. Chicago Sun-Times
  5. ^ Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, 1990. "Foreword to The New Jerome Biblical Commentary," p. xv.