Luke

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Luke Most Bible commentaries take us on a one way trip from the twentieth century to the first century But they leave us there assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own In other word

  • Title: Luke
  • Author: Darrell L. Bock David Weston Baker Bill T. Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780310493303
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Luke”

    1. Darrell Bock is clearly one of the most-respected scholars on Luke and his Gospel. It’s interesting to note that Bock first turned out a major commentary on Luke Gospel in the BECNT series before he attempted this more streamlined, expositional approach. His love of Luke’s Gospel is clear and he seems to enjoy this chance to move past the technical discussion of Luke to this more relevant approach.He begins his Introduction of Luke by explaining Luke’s unique place among the Gospels. He sk [...]

    2. Currently my "go-to" commentary as I'm preaching through Luke this year. Bock does a good job of hitting key original context issues (not exhaustive to be sure), keeping overly technical academic issues to a minimum (see I H Marshall's commentary for that stuff). Of course some of the application ideas are now dated, but he provides good starting points for us pastors to see analogous applications for our own contexts.

    3. A bit scant and lacking real depth. Bock has a larger 2 volume on Luke, so one would assume this shorter, lower mid-level commentary would be missing a lot. Bock handles Jesus' teaching well, and he's helpful for catching the main points. But this is not the best option for Luke, and not even the best single volume. I'd recommend Green over this.

    4. Bock was one of my favorite Greek professors . . this is an example of a technical commentary on the Greek text that is also accessible to lay people and non-Greek students . . the shaded summaries make this useful on many levels . . downside--this sucker is big!

    5. Great book on the life of Jesus but it didn't answer enough questions for me like the NIVAC on Revelation did.

    6. The go-to commentary for our sermon series in the Gospel of Luke. Consistently the most thorough, balanced and even inspirational of the Luke commentaries.

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