The following sections list a few of the books and online sources I use to research my Sunday readings commentary.

Bible texts

Hebrew scripture

Alfred Rahlfs (ed): Septuaginta (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart DE, 1979, ISBN: 3-438-05121-4).

Online: Morphologically Tagged Rahlfs Septuagint (;).

Online: LXX CATSS with Morphology [Septuaginta, ed. A. Rahlfs (Stuttgart: Württembergische Bibelanstalt, 1935; repr. in 9th ed., 1971)]. (

Online: The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) (

Christian scripture

E. Nestle/Kurt Aland, ed: Novum Testamentum: Graece et Latine (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart DE, 1991, ISBN 3-438-05401-9).

Donald Senior, John J. Collins, eds: New American Bible (NAB), the Catholic study bible (Oxford University Press, NY NY, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-19-528278-8).

Online: Tregelles Critical Greek NT (

Online: Online Greek New Testament text, based on Novum Testamentum Graece, Nestle-Aland 26th edition (

Online: The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) (

Lexicons and translation sources

Frederick Danker: A Greek-English lexicon of the NT [BDAG] (University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL, 1979, ISBN: 0-226-03933-1).

Liddell/Scott: Greek-English Lexicon (Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 1979).

J. D. Douglas, ed: The new Greek-English Interlinear New Testament (Tyndale House, Wheaton IL, 1990, ISBN 0-8423-1213-7).

Online: Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, with links to L&S (

Reference material

Kenneth Bailey: Jesus through Middle Eastern eyes (InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove IL, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8308-2568-4).

Raymond Brown, SS: An introduction to the New Testament (ABRL Doubleday, NY NY, 1997, ISBN 0385-24767-2).

Walter Brueggemann: An introduction to the Old Testament (Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville KY, 2003, ISBN 0-664-22412-1).

Gary Burge: Jesus, the Middle Eastern storyteller (Zondervan, Grand Rapids MI, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-310-28045-3).

Joseph M. Callewaert: The world of St Paul [L’Univers de l’Apôtre Paul] (Ignatius Press, San Francisco CA, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-58617-412-5).

Alice Camille: Invitation to the New Testament (ACTA Publications, Chicago IL, 2004, ISBN: 0-87946-269-8).

Warren Carter, John Paul Heil: Matthew’s parables (Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1998, ISBN: 0-915170-29-9).

Michael D. Coogan: The Old Testament (Oxford University Press, NY NY, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-19-513911-2).

John D. Crossan: In parables: the challenge of the historical Jesus (Eagle Books, Sonoma CA, 1992, ISBN: 0-944344-22-4).

Frederick J. Cwiekowski, SS: The beginnings of the church (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 1988, ISBN: 0-8091-2926-4).

John Donahue, SJ, Daniel Harrington, SJ: Sacra pagina: The gospel of Mark (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 2002, ISBN: 978-0-8146-5965-6).

Bart D. Ehrman: The New Testament, a historical introduction to the early Christian writings (Oxford University Press, NY NY, 2000, ISBN: 0-19-512639-4).

Marielle Frigge, OSB: Beginning biblical studies (Anselm Academic, Winona MN, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-59982-424-6).

Reginald H. Fuller and Daniel Westberg. Preaching the Lectionary: the Word of God for the church today (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-8146-2792-1).

Pablo T. Gadenz: The gospel of Luke (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-8010-3700-9).

Stuart G. Hall: Doctrine and practice in the early church (Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids MI, 1991, ISBN: 0-8028-0629-5).

Daniel Harrington, SJ: Sacra pagina: The gospel of Matthew (Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN, 1991, ISBN: 979-0-8146-5964-9).

Daniel Harrington, SJ: Meeting St Luke today (Loyola Press, Chicago IL, 2009, ISBN 0-8294-2916-6).

Daniel Harrington, SJ: Meeting St Paul today (Loyola Press, Chicago IL, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-8294-2734-9).

Daniel Harrington, SJ: What are they saying about Mark? (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 2004, ISBN: 0-8091-4263-5).

Mary Healy: The gospel of Mark (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8010-3586-9).

Elizabeth A. Johnson: Quest for the living God (Bloomsbury Publishing, NY NY, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-4411-7462-8).

Luke Timothy Johnson: Sacra pagina: The Acts of the Apostles (Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN, 1992, ISBN: 979-0-8146-5968-7).

Luke Timothy Johnson: Sacra pagina: The gospel of Luke (Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN, 1991, ISBN: 979-0-8146-5966-3).

James L. Kugel: How to read the Bible (Free Press, NY NY, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7432-3587-8).

Amy-Jill Levine: Short stories by Jesus (HarperOne, NY NY, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-06-156103-0).

Francis Martin and William Wright: The gospel of John (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2015, ISBN 978-0-8010-3647-7).

Victor H. Matthews: The cultural world of the Bible (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2015, ISBN 978-0-8010-4973-6).

Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri: The gospel of Matthew (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8010-3602-6).

Francis J. Moloney, SDB: Sacra pagina: The gospel of John (Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN, 1998, ISBN: 979-0-8146-5967-0).

New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE), online version:

Ray R. Noll: Sacraments: a new understanding for a new generation (Twenty-Third Publications, Mystic CT, 2001, ISBN: 0-89622-993-9).

Oxford University Press: The Catholic Bible: personal study edition (Oxford University Press, NY NY, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19529-790-4). [cf. Reading guides and Notes]

Pheme Perkins: Reading the New Testament (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 2012, ISBN 978-0-8091-4786-1).

John J. Pilch, SJ: The cultural world of Jesus: Sunday by Sunday, Cycle A (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1995, ISBN: 978-0-8146-2286-5).

John J. Pilch, SJ: The cultural world of Jesus: Sunday by Sunday, Cycle B (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1996, ISBN: 978-0-8146-2287-2).

John J. Pilch, SJ: The cultural world of Jesus: Sunday by Sunday, Cycle C (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1997, ISBN:978-0-8146-2288-9).

William Reiser, SJ: Jesus in solidarity with his people: a theologian looks at Mark (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 2000, ISBN: 0-8146-2717-X).

Bruce Vawter, CM: The four gospels: an introduction, Vol 1 and 2 (Image Books, Garden City NY, 1969).

Ben Witherington: New Testament history: a narrative account (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2003, ISBN 0-8010-2769-1).

Ronald Witherup: The Bible companion (Crossroads Publishing, NY NY, 2009, ISBN 978-8245-1746-5).

—Updated: 15 October 2018