John Donahue, SJ, PhD, is the Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. He is the author of Life in Abundance: Studies of John's Gospel in Tribute to Raymond E. Brown, S.S., and Hearing the Word of God: Reflections on the Sunday Readings, Year A published by Liturgical Press Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, is professor of New Testament at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He has a doctorate in biblical languages and literatures from Harvard University. A past president of the Catholic Biblical Association, he has written many books on the Old and New Testament, including the New Collegeville Bible Commentary on The Letter to the Hebrews (Liturgical Press, 2006).
This volume is well up to the standard, steady and reliable, full of wise and sober judgments.Scripture Bulletin ... deserves to be widely used at both the scholarly level and that of the serious reader.Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association ... sets the standard for a comprehensive one-volume treatment of Mark for this generation.The Catholic Biblical Quarterly The commentary is highly recommended for the target audiences of the series - biblical scholars, students, theologians, clergy, religious educators, and interested non-specialists - and the authors are to be commended for producing a work that is both scholarly and genuinely useful and accessible to a wide variety of readers.Toronto Journal of Theology Pastors will find this commentary spends more time in their hands and less on their shelves than others, and the congregations who hear their homilies and sermons will be enriched and challenged.Interpretation Donahue and Harrington, well-known scholars who have made numerous contributions to Markan studies in monographs and journal articles, have provided us with a helpful and reasonably sized commentary. It is large enough to deal with the majority of issues involved in the study of Mark without overwhelming us with more information than the average pastor or theological student can handle or wants. It is written succinctly and is very readable. It provides in its Introduction a brief and excellent overview of the major issues involved in the study of Mark.Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society The whole series is together the finest available in English today, and the current volume on Mark is no exception... A MUST for every library."Catholic Library Journal