Verbum Bible Software continues to be the center of my academic world, particularly now that I’ve begun the final semester of my masters program with two scripture classes. I got word from Alex Renn at Logos/Verbum that some new stuff is available, or soon to be available:
Fathers of the Church Series (127 vols.): This is the big one, folks. The current “Fathers” series is nice, but those are old translations with gaps. The new Fathers set will have titles not seen in English, and be a more complete set of patristic texts. Expensive, but essential for masters and PhD work.
Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (13 vols.): I’m very curious about this series, which is a fresh commentary that studies OT texts as they are, rather than trying to source them to death.
The Aramaic Bible Series (22 vols.): This one’s pretty hardcore: all extant targums translated into English. Aramaic, rather than Hebrew,was the dominant language in the century before Christ, and these translations and paraphrases provide an important link to the Judaism before, during, and after the life of Christ.
Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary Series (18 vols.): New translations and commentaries of NT texts in a project akin to the old Anchor Bible series.
Catholic Scripture Study International Studies (30 vols.): Short Bible commentaries by Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, Cindy Morales, Steve Ray, and others.
Peter Kreeft Bundle (27 vols.): Includes his Socrates series, apologetics, and theological works.
Catholic Answers Collection (21 vols.): This is a set of publications from Catholic Answers, ranging from pamphlets to full books by Karl Keating, Jimmy Akin, and others.