Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Two Significant Documents from the Pontifical Biblical Commission



[see also:  Exegetical Methodology]



The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    On the 1993 document "The Interpretation of the Bible..." by the Pontifical Biblical Commission

1.   The document (original text and translations)

Original French text: L'interprétation de la Bible dans l'Église (Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1993). The French text was also published in Bib 74 (1993) 451-528. Translations are available (print editions) in English (The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church) and in many other languages.
The text is also available online in French, English, German, Italian, and a few other languages.

2.   Comments on the document

Ayres, L. – S. E. Fowl, "(Mis)Reading the Face of God: The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church", TS 60 (1999) 513-528.

Dulles, A., "The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church: A Theological Appraisal", in W. Geerlings – M. Seckler (eds.), Kirche sein: Nachkonziliare Theologie im Dienst der Kirchenreform. Für Hermann Josef Pottmeyer (Freiburg: Herder, 1994) 29-37.

Fitzmyer, J. A., The Biblical Commission's Document "The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church" (Subsidia Biblica, 18; Roma: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1995).

Ghiberti, G. – F. Mosetto (eds.), Pontificia Commissione Biblica, L'interpretazione della Bibbia nella Chiesa (Leumann [TO]: ElleDiCi, 1998).

Houlden, J. L. (ed.), The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church (London: SCM, 1995).

Jossa, G., "Ricerca storica e interpretazione teologica: riflessioni sul documento della Pontificia Commissione Biblica 'L'interpretazione della Bibbia nella Chiesa'", in R. Fabris (ed.), La Parola di Dio cresceva (At 12,24). Scritti in onore di Carlo Maria Martini nel suo 70° compleanno (Supplementi alla Rivista Biblica, 33; Bologna: EDB, 1998) 47-55.

Klauck, H.-J., "Alle Jubeljahre. Zum neuen Dokument der Päpstlichen Bibelkommission", BZ N.F. 39 (1995) 1-27.

Muñoz León, D., "Los sentidos de la escritura. Perspectivas del Documento de la Pontificia Comisión Bíblica (1993) sobre 'La Interpretación de la Biblia en la Iglesia'", Scripta theologica 27 (1995) 99-122. [there are several other essays on the document in the same issue of the journal]

Pesce, M., "Una rinnovata difesa dell'esegesi storica ed esigenza di un'interpretazione teologica", Studia Pataviana 43 (1996) 25-42.

Stowasser, M., "'...damit das Urteil der Kirche reife': Von 'Providentissimus Deus' zur 'Interpretation der Bibel in der Kirche'", TQ 175 (1995) 202-214.

Williamson, P. S., Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture: A Study of the Pontifical Biblical Commission's The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church. Preface by A. Vanhoye (Subsidia biblica, 22; Roma: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2001).

II.    On the 2001 document "The Jewish People..." by the Pontifical Biblical Commission

1.   The document (original text and translations)

Original French text: Le peuple juif et ses Saintes Écritures dans la Bible chrétienne (Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2001). Translations are available (print editions) in English (The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible) [see the article of Miller below] and in many other languages.
The text is also available online in French, English (1) [official Vatican translation], English (2) [revised translation], German, Italian, and a few other languages.

2.   Comments on the document

Beutler, J., "Das jüdische Volk und die christliche Bibel. Zu einem neuen Dokument der Päpstlichen Bibelkommission", Stimmen der Zeit 220 (2002) 519-529.

Beutler, J., "Das jüdische Volk und seine Heilige Schrift in der christlichen Bibel. Zu einem neueren Dokument der Päpstlichen Bibelkommission", BK 57 (2002) 158-165.

Bockmuehl, M., "The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible: First Response", Scripture Bulletin 33 (2003) 15-28.

Buzzetti, C., "Il popolo ebraico e le sue Sacre Scritture nella Bibbia cristiana. Il nuovo documento della Pontificia Commissione Biblica (2001). Una presentazione schematica, per una prima lettura", Salesianum 64 (2002) 513-523.

Castello, G., "Il popolo ebraico e le sue Scritture. Riflessioni sul documento della Pontificia Commissione Biblica", Asprenas 49 (2002) 215-224.

Dohmen, C. (ed.), In Gottes Volk eingebunden. Christlichjüdische Blickpunkte zum Dokument der Päpstlichen Bibelkomission "Das jüdische Volk und seine Heilige Schrift in der christlichen Bibel" (Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2003).

Ghiberti, G., "Documento della Pontifica Commissione Biblica sul popolo ebraico e le sue Sacre Scritture nella Bibbia Cristiana", LASBF 51 (2001) 213-232.

Girard, M., "'Le peuple juif et ses Saintes Écritures dans la Bible chrétienne': Genèse, critique et prospective", Théologiques 11 (2003) 133-150.

Graffy, A., "The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible", Scripture Bulletin 33 (2003) 1-14.

Grunewald, J., "'Le peuple juif et ses Saintes Écritures dans la Bible chrétienne': Point de vue d'un rabbin", Théologiques 11 (2003) 151-169.

Henrix, H. H., "Das Vatikandokument 'Das jüdische Volk und seine Heilige Schrift in der christlichen Bibel'. Ein Text von Tragweite für Theologie und Dialog", in G. Gelardini (ed.), Kontexte der Schrift. Band I: Text, Ethik, Judentum und Christentum, Gesellschaft. Ekkehard W. Stegemann zum 60. Geburtstag (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2005) 336-349.

Hütter, R., "'IN.' Some Incipient Reflections on 'The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible' (Pontifical Biblical Commission 2001)", Pro ecclesia 13 (2004) 13-24.

Kessler, E., "The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible: Second Response", Scripture Bulletin 33 (2003) 29-45.

Levering, M., "The Pontifical Biblical Commission and Aquinas' Exegesis", Pro ecclesia 13 (2004) 25-38.

Levine, A.-J., "The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible: A Jewish Reading", The Bible Today 41 (2003) 167-172.

Miller, C. H., "Translation Errors in the Pontifical Biblical Commission's The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible", BTB 35 (2005) 34-39.

O'Connor, Michael, "Scripture and Its Fulfillment", The Bible Today 41 (2003) 154-159.

Oxford Bible Collective, "The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible: Third Response", Scripture Bulletin 33 (2003) 46-52.

Wansbrough, H., "The Jewish People and its Holy Scripture in the Christian Bible", Scripture Bulletin 32 (2002) 49-63 and ITQ 67 (2002) 265-275. [the same article in both places; it originated as the Lattey Lecture delivered at Cambridge University on 5th March 2002]