WorldCat Identities

Mays, James Luther

Overview
Works: 98 works in 329 publications in 5 languages and 11,060 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator
Classifications: BS491.2, 220.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Luther Mays
Harper's Bible commentary( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the literary, cultural and historical contexts of the Bible, compares related sections, and provides commentaries on the individual books
Amos; a commentary by James Luther Mays( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hosea, a commentary by James Luther Mays( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As spokesman for God and because of his role in the history of Israel's religion, Hosea is a crucial figure in the Old Testament. He stands near the source of a current of faith and tradition that flows to Jeremiah and Deuteronomy. None surpasses him in the passion and creativeness of his prophecy. He spoke out of a feeling of identification with his God that carries a convincing authenticity. He was a man of tremendous emotional range, able at least to reflect in his own feelings the gamut of divine wrath and compassion. Through his sayings and person Yahweh, the God of Israel, wages his final battle against Baal for the soul of Israel. - Introduction
The HarperCollins Bible commentary( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commentary covers all of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the books of the Apocrypha and those of the New Testament, and thus addresses the biblical canons of Judaism, and Christianity. its innovative format covers the books of the Bible in three ways: general essays setting the literary, cultural, and historical context for the entire Bible; articles introducing major sections of the Bible; commentaries on the individual books themselves
Micah : a commentary by James Luther Mays( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalms by James Luther Mays( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psalms have a double identity. They are scripture and liturgy. They compose a book of the Bible and are found in our hymnals and books of worship and prayer. When we think of them in historical perspective, another identity emerges. They are the liturgical poetry of ancient Israel, texts with a history of composition and use before they became scripture. A commentary in this Interpretation series needs to keep all three identities in view. That puts some strain on the commentator's task. The attempt to interpret the Psalms in awareness of the depth in their identity explains some things about the commentary and its writing. - Preface
Interpreting the prophets( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezekiel, Second Isaiah by James Luther Mays( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament interpretation : past, present, and future : essays in honor of Gene M. Tucker by James Luther Mays( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the gospels( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lord reigns : a theological handbook to the Psalms by James Luther Mays( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preaching and teaching the Psalms by James Luther Mays( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned and beloved Psalms scholar James Luther Mays shares in this book some of his most influential ideas about the Psalms and shows the reader how this rich Old Testament poetry can be taught and preached in the church. The book's editors, Patrick Miller and Gene Tucker, have carefully brought together Mays's best insights into the meaning of the Psalms and shown us in his sermons how a master with a love for the church handles these beautiful texts."--Publisher's website
The Hermeneutical quest : essays in honor of James Luther Mays on his sixty-fifth birthday( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of Leviticus : the Book of Numbers by James Luther Mays( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Old Testament hermeneutics by Claus Westermann( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exegesis as a theological discipline; inaugural address by James Luther Mays( Book )

8 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviticus, Numbers by James Luther Mays( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretation : a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching( Book )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On building Babylon by James Luther Mays( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretation : a bible commentary for teaching and preaching( )

in Undetermined and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Harper's Bible commentary
Alternative Names
Luther Mays, James 1921-

Mays, J.L.

Mays, J. L. 1921-

Mays, James L.

Mays, James Luther 1921-

מייז, ג'יימס לותר.

メイズ, J. L.

Languages
English (198)

Japanese (4)

French (2)

Korean (2)

German (1)

Covers
Amos; a commentaryHosea, a commentaryThe HarperCollins Bible commentaryMicah : a commentaryPsalmsInterpreting the prophetsOld Testament interpretation : past, present, and future : essays in honor of Gene M. TuckerThe Lord reigns : a theological handbook to the Psalms