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Who are some biblical scholars that I should know about?

Ann Naffziger Answers:

There are some extraordinary biblical scholars teaching, researching, and writing in the field of scripture studies. A few of the best known are Raymond Brown, S.S., Jospeh Fitzmeyer, and Roland Murphy, co-editors of the tome The New Jerome Biblical Commentary and past presidents of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. Raymond Brown also wrote a well-respected Introduction to the New Testament. Both are go-to references for homilists and students of the Bible.

A look at the editors and contributors of the two most commonly used Bibles in Catholic and mainline Protestant churches, the New American and the New Revised Standard Version, call to mind some other well-esteemed scholars, among them: Donald Senior, Mary Ann Getty, Carroll Stuhlmueller, John J. Collins, Dianne Bergant, John Collins, Pheme Perkins, and Bruce Metzger to name a few.

The Author : Ann Naffziger
Ann Naffziger is a scripture instructor and spiritual director in the San Francisco Bay area. She has has written articles on spirituality and theology for various national magazines and edited several books on the Hebrew Scriptures.
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