The last (quasi-)official word I can find on the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Old Testament is from May 2014 here. Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press, allegedly said in an email that he hoped to have the complete ICSB published by Spring 2016, and he reiterated Ignatius’s intention to publish it in a single volume.
But since then, Ignatius has only managed to publish one Old Testament volume per year: Job in 2014, Judges & Ruth in 2015, 1 & 2 Samuel in 2016, and Joshua in 2017. Looking at the Old Testament books yet to be released, I would estimate that Ignatius has at least a dozen volumes left to publish. Which, at the current rate of progress, would put the finished book around 2030 at the earliest. I’ve read rumors that most of the annotation text is actually finished and something else is holding up the production, that Scott Hahn is just too busy, that they can’t find orthodox Catholic scholars to review and edit Hahn and Mitch’s work, and on and on, but none of that seems confirmed.
Has anyone heard anything from Mark Brumley, Scott Hahn, or Curtis Mitch regarding this project? I know a lot of people are patiently awaiting the finished study Bible. It would be great if we could get a frank and transparent update about the release schedule. Is publication realistically going to pick up any time soon? Or is it going to continue to limp along at this speed? Or might the project be abandoned entirely? Is the plan still to publish a single volume edition? Anyone want to email Brumley or Ignatius customer service and ask?