The Internet Archive has PDF scans openly available for each of the first three volumes of Hermann Strack and Paul Billerbeck’s Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch, 6 vols. (München: Beck, 1922–1961):

In addition, there is also a combined PDF that includes vols. 1–3 and1

Each of the files is reasonably large (75.7–134 MB). So, they may take some time to load on slower connections or browsers.

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  1. Special thanks to Ronald van der Bergh for bringing this combined PDF to my attention in his comment below. 
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6 Comments

  1. I believe that the remaining volumes—essays and an index—are still under copyright.

    1. Okay. I was wondering if that might’ve been the case and the reason they don’t also seem to be available openly in PDFs. Thanks so much.

  2. Hi David,
    In the meantime, a S-B that includes the two parts of vol 4 have become available on archive.org: https://archive.org/details/kommentarzumneue00herm/page/n3639. It seems that volumes 5 and 6 are still not available.
    I should also point out that the first three volumes are available for Logos Bible Software (which will make it easier to search): https://www.logos.com/product/30802/kommentar-zum-neuen-testament-aus-talmud-und-midrasch and Lexham Press is working on an English translation (again of the first three volumes) https://www.logos.com/product/30801/commentary-on-the-new-testament-from-the-talmud-and-midrash

    1. Thanks so much, Ronald. That 4-vol. version is a great find, and I’ve updated the post above to include this, with thanks to you. 🙂

      Thanks too for the reminder about the Logos versions. Sad that the German version currently only comes with German base packages. (I bought into Logos 8 in the “standard” line.) Still, maybe I’ll end up springing for one of those at some point.

      Thanks, again for the helpful pointers to these resources!

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