Now NEW from Biblesoft—the complete original New Testament series of the International Critical Commentary (ICC)! We are pleased to offer this landmark series, produced during the years 1890-1930, to our customers. In many ways it is the very first modern critical commentary set, dealing extensively with the manuscript discoveries and critical theories of the period which revolutionized New Testament scholarship. In nearly 100 years since their publication, precious few Commentaries have matched—let alone surpassed—the quality and consistency of the scholarly presentation offered in the ICC.
Each volume is entitled "A Critical and Exegetical Commentary" on the book(s) in question: "Critical"—An emphasis on establishing the text, that is a text-critical examination of the various readings found in the Greek MSS and Versions. But many other key historical-, literary- and source-critical issues are also discussed, both in the notes as well as the exhaustive Introductions to each book. "Exegetical"—A proper exegesis of the New Testament, of course, must begin with the Greek text. Words and phrases are examined in detail, including the background and parallels in classical and later Greek literature, with special emphasis on the Hellenistic Judaism of the LXX, Philo, Josephus, and the Pseudepigrapha. Key doctrinal and theological points are also discussed, often in great detail.
In these volumes you will find much of the very best of British (and American) scholarship of the period—the work of men such as Alfred Plummer, J. H. Bernard, William Sanday, Archibald Robertson, Ernest De Witt Burton, James Moffatt, J. H. Ropes, R. H. Charles—and others! These valuable works continue to be consulted and cited frequently by commentators and students today.
What is special about Biblesoft's version of the ICC New Testament?
It is complete, including all footnotes and supplemental sections (most electronic versions available are missing substantial portions)
It has been given consistent visual treatment across all volumes, so that the highly technical content of the print volumes is easy to read in electronic format, without sacrificing scholarly detail.
Virtually every Bible reference is accurately linked (if you've ever looked at a print copy, you know this is no small feat). Most references naturally are linked to the Greek Bible (Old Testament and 'Apocryphal' references to the Septuagint [LXX])
Many other extra-biblical references are linked, integrating especially: —Writings of the Jewish/Christian Pseudepigrapha —Works of Josephus and Philo of Alexandria (to the Greek text, wherever possible) —The Early Church Fathers (including the Greek text of the Apostolic Fathers)
The complex and technical text-critical (Manuscript) sigla have been highlighted and links to explanatory definitions so that you can always check exactly what is being referenced
Other technical abbreviations are linked to expanded definitions as well, making it easier to read through the densely-packed format of the print edition
Finally, you can always explore the Greek text in the notes, by utilizing Biblesoft's Greek Word Database. Most words are accessible—double-click or right-click on the Greek to find more information or to open a Lexicon and study further!
This valuable electronic edition has been months in the making—we have worked hard to produce what we feel is the best available version of true classic, one that belongs in the library of every scholar and serious student of the New Testament.
Breakdown of the 19 volumes:
Matthew, W. C. Allen (3rd ed. 1912)
Mark, Ezra P. Gould (1896)
Luke, Alfred Plummer (5th ed. 1922)
John (2 vols), J. H. Bernard (1928)
Romans, William Sanday & A. C. Headlam (5th ed. 1902)
1 Corinthians, Archibald Robertson & Alfred Plummer (1911)
2 Corinthians, Alfred Plummer (1915)
Galatians, Ernest De Witt Burton (1921)
Ephesians and Colossians, T. K. Abbott (1909)
Philippians and Philemon, Marvin Vincent (1897)
1 and 2 Thessalonians, J. E. Frame (1912)
The Pastoral Epistles, Walter Lock (1924)
Hebrews, James Moffatt (1924)
James, J. H. Ropes (1916)
1 & 2 Peter and Jude, Charles Bigg (2nd ed. 1902)
Epistles of John, A. E. Brooke (1909)
Revelation (2 vols), R. H. Charles (1920)
And, included as a BONUS—the Works of Philo of Alexandria (est. 12 volumes):
Works of Philo in the original Greek (standard 6 volume print set)
Works of Philo in English translation (= 4 volume print set)