Synoptic Gospels (NT)

Matthew, Mark, and Luke are known as the “Synoptic” Gospels because they tend to “see together,” that is, they often have parallel accounts of the same event in the life of Jesus. What follows are commentaries on these three biblical books. Here and there as I am able, I will add notes to help you along in your decision-making process. They will all be in this navy-blue color. —Steve

Commentaries on all four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) or more

Word Biblical Commentary: The Gospels
by Thomas Nelson / W
507687:  Word Biblical Commentary: The GospelsConsists of eight volumes on the first four books (Matthew by Donald Hagner; Luke by John Nolland; and John, second edition, by George R. Beasley-Murray), these exceptional resources will prove a lifetime investment for the student, pastor, or scholar. Now you can add this to your eBible or Libronix collection. Nelson.check_price

Matthew-John: Matthew Henry’s Commentary75516.5X:  Matthew-John: Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible on the Whole Bible
by Hendrickson Publishers

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The Life Of Matthew Henry, and The Concise Commentary on the Gospels
by J.B. Williams / Bridge-logos Publishing
708198:  The Life Of Matthew Henry, and The Concise Commentary on the GospelsThis volume contains The Life of Reverend Matthew Henry as well asMatthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Gospels. Although several biographies have been written to chronicle the miracle of Matthew Henry’s work, the biography included here captures the character of Henry like no other. J.B. Williams probes Henry’s inner life, as revealed in his personal papers, serving as a nice compliment to theConcise Commentary on the Gospels. In the Commentary, Henry provides an intelligent and thoughtful study of Scripture that has become one of the bedrocks of our modern understanding of both Christianity and the Bible. The features of this volume include: a color timeline, detailed indexes, author biographies, illustrations, as well as a revision of the text in modern English.check_price

Powell’s Gospel Commentaries on CD-ROM (Gospels & Acts)
by Parsons Technology
42092:  Powell's Gospel Commentaries on CD-ROMCovering the Gospels and the Book of Acts, Powell’s verse-by-verse commentary, brief homilies, and practical applications will revitalize your understanding of Scripure and how it impacts your life.check_price

Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud & Hebraica, 4 Volumes (Matthew – 1 Corinthians)
by John Lightfoot / Hendrickson Publishers
75265:  Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud & Hebraica, 4 VolumesThe only work of its kind in English! Lightfoot’s 17th-century classic relates medieval rabbinic tradition to the New Testament, furnishing a colorful background for the biblical text. Lightfoot treats Matthew through 1 Corinthians, and devotes one volume to “Place Names in the Gospels.” All Hebrew and Greek quotes are translated. (Reprinted from the 1859 edition.) Approx. 1675 pages total, four hardcovers from Hendrickson.check_price

The Bible Exposition Commentary: NT, Volume 1 (Matthew – Galatians)
by Warren Wiersbe / Cook Communications
4760308:  The Bible Exposition Commentary: NT, Volume 1Here is a commentary that doesn’t read like a commentary, but like letters from a good friend. The exciting truth of the New Testament Scriptures is wrapped in the warm, personal style of one of America’s best-loved Bible teachers. Study the first half of the New Testament, from Matthew through Galatians, in digestible sections that emphasize personal application as well as biblical content. And be spiritually enriched as have hundreds of thousands of other pastors, teachers, and students of the Word who have benefited from this best-selling series with over 2 million copies in print. Dr. Warren Wiersbe brings the people, places, history, and teachings of the New Testament to life in the pages of The Bible Exposition Commentary. This first volume is a compilation of several books, including:

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Commentaries on all three Synoptic gospels (Matthew – Luke) or more

Spirit-Filled Life New Testament Commentary: Matthew and Mark
by Brad Young / Thomas Nelson / W
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The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Matthew, Mark, & Luke, Volume 8
11177: The  Expositor's Bible Commentary: Matthew, Mark, & Luke, Volume 8by Zondervan Corp.
This volume in the highly-regarded Expositor’s Bible Commentary series, edited by Frank E. Gaebelein, focuses on the synoptic gospels. Preliminary sections introduce and outline each gospel, followed by solid evangelical exposition that nevertheless deals fairly with other views. Hebrew and Greek words are transliterated so you don’t have to be a scholar to use the commentary! Contributors include D.A. Carson on Matthew, Walter W. Wessel on Mark, and Walter L. Liefeld on Luke. Hardcover, 1,056 pages.check_price

The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew – Luke
by Craig Evans / Cook Communications
438683:  The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew - LukeTo really read a newspaper you must understand the society it comes from. Likewise, you’ll fully grasp God’s Word by exploring its cultural background! Opening a window onto the historical, geographical, social, and economic context of the New Testament, Evans sheds light on the environment and backdrop that biblical writers took for granted. 528 pages, hardcover from Victor.check_price

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Matthew, Mark, Luke
by Edited by Clinton E. Arnold / Zondervan Corp.
18067:  Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Matthew, Mark, LukeBrimming with lavish, full-color photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you verse by verse through all the books of the New Testament. It’s like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You’ll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You’ll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God’s kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you’ll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible’s relevance for your life. Written in a clear, engaging style, this beautiful set provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t offer. It features:

  • Commentary based on relevant papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries, and studies of Judaism, Roman culture, Hellenism, and other features of the world of the New Testament
  • Hundreds of full-color photographs, color illustrations, and line drawings
  • Copious maps, charts, and timelines
  • Sidebar articles and insights
  • “Reflections” on the Bible’s relevance for 21st-century living

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Social-Scientific Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels – 2nd Edition
by Bruce Malina / Augsburg / Fortress
634918:  Social-Scientific Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels - 2nd EditionContemporary biblical interpretation has narrowed the gap between modern reader and ancient author—but chiefly regarding individualevents and ideas. This commentary mines cultural anthropology, macro-sociology, and social psychology to elucidate the values, conflicts, and mores of ancient Mediterranean culture. Through detailed textual notes and “reading scenarios,” it brings life and light to the synoptic texts. 448 pages, softcover from Fortress.check_price

Commentaries on Matthew

Matthew, New International Biblical Commentary
by Robert Mounce / Hendrickson Publishers
75184:  Matthew, New International Biblical CommentaryThis new volume in the New International Biblical Commentary series draws on the best traditional and contemporary scholarship in an informed, balanced way. Dr. Mounce shows how Matthew’s five major ”teaching blocks” simultaneously gave the growing early church a compendium of Jesus’ sayings and demonstrated how he fulfilled messianic prophecies. Technical and textual notes are kept separate from Mounce’s clear, section-by-section exposition. This volume, originally part of the Good News Commentary, is now completely revised and reset in the NIV. 287 pages, paper, Hendrickson.check_price

A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
by Craig Keener / Eerdmans Publishing Co.
3821X: A  Commentary on the Gospel of MatthewThis commentary on Matthew offers a uniqueinterpretive approach that focuses on the socio-historical context of the Gospel and the nature of Matthew’s exhortation to his first-century Christian audience.Craig Keener merges a careful study of Matthew’s Gospel in relation to the social context of the ancient Mediterranean world with a detailed look at what we know of first-century Jewish-Christian relations and he uncovers significant insights into the Gospel not found in other commentaries by applying data from over 10,000 primary sources and 2,000 secondary sources. In addition, Keener’s commentary is a useful discipleship manual for the church. His approach recaptures the full “shock effect” of Jesus’ teachings in their original context and allows Matthew to make his point with greater narrative artistry. Keener also brings home the total impact ofMatthew’s message, including its clear portrait of Jesus and its call for discipleship, both to the Gospel’s ancient readers and to believers today. Craig Keener is also the author of The Spirit in the Gospels and Acts: Divine Purity and Power, The Gospel of John, 2 Volumes, Revelation, NIV Application Commentary, and many others.check_price

John MacArthur Matthew Commentary Set, 4 Volumes
by John MacArthur / Moody Publishers
408192:  John MacArthur Matthew Commentary Set, 4 VolumesApproaching the Scriptures from an evangelical, dispensationalist perspective, MacArthur brings a conservative viewpoint to this in-depth exploration of the first Gospel. Rich insights, practical illustrations, clear exposition, and careful exegesis make this an intellectually stimulating and personally relevant look at the Messiah king—revealed, rejected, resurrected, and returning. Ideal for pastors, students, and laypeople. Four hardcovers, from Moody.check_price

The Gospel According to Matthew, Pillar New Testament Commentary
by Leon Morris / Eerdmans Publishing Co.
3696: The Gospel According to Matthew, Pillar New Testament Commentary

In the Christian Church the Gospel of Matthew has been considered the most important portrait of Jesus’ life and message. Containing Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and a uniquely rich collection of parables, among many other things, Matthew has made a major contribution to the church throughout the centuries, and it still has much to say to the church today. This commentary explores the meaning and relevance of Matthew in an eminently straightforward fashion. Leon Morris writes for readers who use commentaries to discover further what the Bible means. Throughout, he makes clear what he considers to be the meaning of the Greek text that Matthew has bequeathed to the church. A perceptive introduction precedes Morris’s verse-by-verse exposition of Matthew, an exposition based on his own literal translation of the text.check_price

The Gospel Of Matthew Volume 1
by William Barclay / W
estminster / John Knox
24910: The  Gospel Of Matthew Volume 1Though we find the Gospel of Matthew first in the New Testament, many scholars believe that the Gospel of Mark is older. Matthew then is often seen as an expansion of Mark, incorporating most of the content of Mark while also adding sections that contain the teachings of Jesus, such as the Sermon on the Mount, and stories about the birth and infancy of Jesus. The phrase “This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet” appears sixteen times in the Gospel of Matthew suggesting an emphasis on fulfilling the Law and the Prophets, and implying that a Jewish audience may have been the first hearers of this Gospel. For them then and for us today, the Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as one who is “God with us” even until the end of time. For almost fifty years and for millions of readers, The Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. Now, with the release of The New Daily Study Bible, a new generation will appreciate the wisdom of William Barclay. With clarification of less familiar illustrations and inclusion of more contemporary language, The New Daily Study Bible will continue to help individuals and groups discover what the message of the New Testament really means for their lives. Professor William Barclay (1907-1978) was a world-renowned New Testament interpreter and Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at Glasgow University in Scotland. Having written more than fifty books, he is probably best known as the author of the seventeen New Testament volumes in The Daily Study Bible series.check_price

Matthew, Interpretation Commentary
by Douglas Hare / W
estminster / John Knox
31265:  Matthew, Interpretation CommentaryMatthew in the Interpretation Commentary Series proceeds unit by unit, rather than verse by verse, to emphasize what each passage of Matthew means to the author of the Gospel and to the modern church. Douglas Hare shows that the purpose of Matthew’s writing is to convince Christians that a genuine faith in Christ must be demonstrated in daily obedience and that faith and ethics are two sides of the same coin. According to Hare, the turning point in Matthew is the narrative of Peter’s confession and the subsequent passion announcement. His commentary stresses the close connection between the Great Commission, with which the Gospel closes, and the moral imperatives of the Sermon on the Mount.check_price

Matthew, New American Commentary
by Craig Blomberg / Broadman / Holman
01229:  Matthew, New American CommentaryIn this commentary, Craig L. Blomberg examines the three main stages of Matthew’s portrayal of Jesus’ ministry. He brilliantly presents a theological understanding of the Gospel writer’s presentation of Jesus’ birth, teaching, mission, death, resurrection, and kingdom work. Blomberg’s interaction with contemporary scholarship coupled with his fresh interpretations and applications make this work immeasurably valuable. It is an ideal tool for sermon preparation, classroom use, or individual and group in-depth study.check_price

Matthew: A Shorter Commentary
by W.D. Davies & Dale Allison / Continuum
82393:  Matthew: A Shorter CommentaryThis work is an abbreviated version of the monumental, three-volumeMatthew, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary in the International Critical Commentary series. Retaining all the important features of the ICC volumes, this shorter commentary includes the new translation of the Gospel as well as a condensed introduction and a summary of the main exegetical points in a non-technical verse-by-verse commentary. For those who lack the linguistic and historical grounding, or the time, to deal with the ICC volume, this shorter volume is an accessible, affordable and practical alternative.check_price

Matthew A Shorter Commentary
by Dale C. Allison, Jr. / Continuum
082490:  Matthew A Shorter CommentaryThis work is an abbreviated version of the monumental, three-volumeMatthew, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary in the International Critical Commentary series. Retaining all the important features of the ICC volumes, this shorter commentary includes the new translation of the Gospel as well as a condensed introduction and a summary of the main exegetical points in a non-technical verse-by-verse commentary. For those who lack the linguistic and historical grounding, or the time, to deal with the ICC volume, this shorter volume is an accessible, affordable and practical alternative.check_price

Matthew Commentary
by Spiros Zodhiates / Amg Publishers
571506:  Matthew CommentaryThe newest in a long line of trusted commentaries by noted Greek scholar Dr. Spiros Zodhiates! Based on rigorous study of the original Greek, this word-for-word exegesis reveals linguistic nuances that foster a deeper understanding of Scripture and open a unique window on the events and teachings chronicled in Matthew’s Gospel. 1312 pages, softcover from AMG.check_price

The Preacher’s Commentary: Volume 24 Matthew
by Myron Augsburger / Thomas Nelson / W
47998: The  Preacher's Commentary: Volume 24 MatthewVolume 24: Matthew THE COMMENTARY FOR PREACHERS! For those on the firing line – in pulpits, classes, Bible study programs, and fellowships there is a distinctly different kind of commentary. The Preachers Commentary Series combines rich resources of historical setting and textual interpretation with spiritual insights and contemporary illustrations specifically designed for communicators. The result is a resource by preachers/teachers for preachers/teachers. It is complete with outlines section by section expositions, illustrations and applications This authoritative commentary provides the ultimate resource for sermon and lesson preparations. General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators blending sound scholarship with life related instructions. Their insights can guide you through every chapter and book of the Bible. And their organization and presentation of the material can help you share God’s Word more effectively with others.

Features:

  • Paragraph by paragraph exposition
  • Fresh insights into Scripture
  • Contemporary application
  • Rich outlines and illustrations Innovative ideas for communicating God’s Word with vigor and vitality
  • 316 page softcover from Thomas Nelson.

Dr. Myron S. Augsburger is a world-recognized scholar, preacher, and teacher. He served as President of Eastern Mennonite University, President of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, inner-city pastor in Washington, D.C., and adjunct professor of theology for several seminaries. He has written more than 20 books. Now retired, he lectures worldwide, including overseas ministries in India, Croatia, and Ethiopia. He and his artist wife, Esther, have three daughters.check_price

Matthew: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture New Testament, Volume 1
by Manlio Simonetti, ed. / Inter-varsity Press
81486:  Matthew: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture New Testament, Volume 1The Gospel of Matthew stands out as a favorite biblical text among patristic commentators. The patristic commentary tradition on Matthew begins with Origen’s pioneering twenty-five-volume commentary on the First Gospel in the mid-third century. In the Latin-speaking West, where commentaries did not appear until about a century later, the first commentary on Matthew was written by Hilary of Poitiers in the mid-fourth century.From that point, the First Gospel became one of the texts most frequently commented on in patristic exegesis. Outstanding examples are Jerome’s four-volume commentary and the valuable but anonymous and incomplete Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum. Then there are the Greek catena fragments derived from commentaries by Theodore of Heraclea, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria. The ancient homilies also provide ample comment, including John Chrysostom’s ninety homilies and Chromatius of Aquileia’s fifty-nine homilies on the Gospel of Matthew. In addition, there are various Sunday and feast-day homilies from towering figures such as Augustine and Gregory the Great, as well as other fathers. This rich abundance of patristic comment, much of it presented here in English translation for the first time by editor Manlio Simonetti, provides a bountiful and varied feast of ancient interpretation of the First Gospel.check_price

Matthew, Holman New Testament Commentary Volume 1
by Stuart Weber / Broadman / Holman
02013:  Matthew, Holman New Testament Commentary Volume 1The series continues – a series that answers the questions students of the Bible ask most. An eight-step approach leads the reader from the introduction with contemporary illustrations, through verse-by-verse commentary, to a conclusion and life application. “Deeper Discoveries” help the reader understand the most important words, phrases, and teaching of each chapter. A teaching outline helps the reader to internalize what has been read, organize its message, and prepare to share it with others. The “Final Issues for Discussion” section brings closure to the reader’s study. A closing prayer personalizes the study and commits the reader to live out the truths studied. NIV translation.check_price

Matthew, Abingdon New Testament Commentary Series
by Donald Senior / Abingdon Press
7057663:  Matthew, Abingdon New Testament Commentary Series“From the Publisher:” Abingdon New Testament Commentary Series Matthew by Donald W. Senior This commentary for students of theology includes introduction, commentary, annotated bibliography, and selective index. The New Revised Standard Version is the principal translation.check_price

Matthew – NIV Commentary: College Press
by Larry Chouinard / College Press Publishng Co
9006280:  Matthew - NIV Commentary: College PressYears ago a movement was begun with the dream of uniting all Christians on the basis of a common purpose (world evangelism) under a common authority, the Word of God. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is a serious effort to join the scholarship of two branches of this unity movement so as to speak with one voice concerning the Word of God. Our desire is to provide a resource for your study of the New Testament that will benefit you whether you are preparing a Bible School lesson, a sermon, a college course or your own personal devotions.check_price

Matthew, Life Application Commentary
by Bruce Barton / Tyndale House
30348:  Matthew, Life Application CommentaryMatthew tells us that Jesus came to earth as God in the flesh, the Messiah, to begin his kingdom. This is a kingdom of the heart, andGod’s subjects include all who submit to him and acknowledge Christ as their sovereign Lord. This commentary series was written by the team who designed and wrote the Life Application Bible, and each volume features a complete introduction, commentary, and a helpful reference section.check_price

Reading Matthew, A Literary and Theological Commentary on the First Gospel
by David Garland / Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
12758:  Reading Matthew, A Literary and Theological Commentary on the First GospelReading Matthew is part of a commentary series that aims to present cutting edge research in a form that is accessible to upper-level undergraduates, seminarians, seminary educated pastors, and educated laypeople, as well as to graduate students and professors. The volumes in this series do not follow the word-by-word, phrase-by-phrase, verse-by-verse method of traditional commentaries. Rather they are con cerned to understand large thought units and their relation ship to an author’s thought as a whole. The focus is on a close reading of the final forma of the text. The aim is to make one feel at home in the biblical text itself. The app roach of these volumes involves a concern both for how an author communicates and what the religious point of the text is. Care is taken to relate both the how and the what of the text to its milieu: Christian, Jewish, and Greco-Roman. This enables both the communication strategies and the rel igous message of the text to be clarified over against a range of historical and cultural possibilities. Throughout, the basic concern is to treat the New Testament texts as religious documents whose religious message needs to be set forth with compelling clarity. All other concerns are sub ordinated to this.check_price

Matthew 1-7, Continental Commentary Series
by Ulrich Luz / Augsburg / Fortress
24027:  Matthew 1-7, Continental Commentary SeriesThis commentary on MATTHEW 1-7, by Ulrich Luz, undertakes to draw lines to the present and to inquire, for example, about the implications of the Sermon on the Mount for the question of peace or the question of the form of the church. A great help in this regard is the treatment of the history of the influence of each pericope; this shows not only how Catholic or Protestant Christians have been molded by the biblical text but also where we might find correctives for our faith and life.check_price

Commentaries on the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount, Hermeneia Commentary Series
by Hans Dieter Betz / Augsburg / Fortress
60315: The  Sermon on the Mount, Hermeneia Commentary Series(PUBFortress)New! The first detailed scholarly analysis of Matthew 5:3-7:27 and Luke 6:20-49 since 1835. Betz highlights the distinctive ethical thrust of Christianity in this literary masterpiece so influential in western art, literature, and thought. 768 pages, hardcover.check_price

The Sermon on the Mount: An Expositional Commentary
by James Montgomery Boice / Baker
12487: The  Sermon on the Mount: An Expositional CommentaryCountless preachers, teachers, and students reach regularly for Boice’s scholarly yet accessible commentaries on selected Bible books. Narrowing his focus, Boice here provides an extended study of the world’s most famous sermon! Laying out his trademark verse-by-verse explanation, he offers you trustworthy guidance on applying the timeless truths of Christ’s teachings in today’s world. 304 pages, hardcover from Baker.check_price

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
by Martyn Lloyd-Jones / Eerdmans Publishing Co.0036: Studies in the Sermon on the MountA spiritual classic, this detailed and comprehensive study by one of the greatest expository preachers of our time explains Christ’s teaching in the Sermon on the Mount and incisively applies it to the Christian life.With characteristic vigor and emotional vitality Dr. Lloyd-Jones presents a brilliant and detailed exposition of one of the best known but most frequently misunderstood passages of Scripture. Here is a comprehensive and exhaustive study of our Lord’s words as recorded in Matthew chapter five. This beautiful portion of the Sermon on the Mount is carefully analysed, its contents outlined and thoughtfully arranged, and vastly rich and abundant truths are gleaned for your spiritual nurture. The author brought a wealth of devoted study as well as a profound spiritual appreciation to the work of interpreting this greatest address of our delightful experience in meditation. It presents depth of thought in simple language and beauty of style and contains a veritable thesaurus of spiritual truths drawn from the entire Bible. I regard this as the best detailed yet accessible exposition of the Sermon on the Mount available in English. Originating as a series of expository sermons, Lloyd-Jones’s classic is full of practical applications. Highly recommended! —Stevecheck_price

The Message of the Sermon on the Mount, The Bible Speaks Today
by John R.W. Stott / Inter-varsity Press
2965: The Message of the Sermon on the Mount, The Bible Speaks TodayIn this careful exposition of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, John Stott accurately expounds the biblical text and relates it to life today. Above all, the author says, he wants to let Christ speak this sermon again, this time to the modern world. Anything by Stott is worth purchasing. It is not as detailed as Lloyd-Jones, but that may be a blessing when you are pressed for time. —Stevecheck_price

Living the Sermon on the Mount: A Practical Hope for Grace and Deliverance
by Glen H. Stassen / John Wiley & Sons
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The Preachers’ Teacher The Meaning & Message of the Sermon on the Mount
by Danny D. Clymer, Editor / Covenant Publishing
2435403:  The Preachers' Teacher The Meaning & Message of the Sermon on the MountThis study in honor of Dr. Marion W. Henderson by twenty-two leading preachers and teachers is a great resource for a Sunday School class, sermon series, or small group. This book is filled with twenty-two sermon outlines and lesson plans as well as fresh illustrations and practical applications.check_price

Speaking of Trust: Conversing with Luther about the Sermon on the Mount
by Martin E. Marty / Augsburg / Fortress
49941:  Speaking of Trust: Conversing with Luther about the Sermon on the Mount“We are in on this conversation about trust together. I make hold to represent you. Then I bid you to pass on its words of grace and trust to others, since they join us in being in this together.” With these words, Marty E. Marty invites the reader into a conversation with Martin Luther and with that part of Matthew’s Gospel known as the sermon on the Mount. As Luther comments on the “Sermon,” so Marty comments on Luther. We overhear, but more than that, we are drawn into the conversation about the place of trust in the life of faith, about prayer, and about what Marty calls the “overturning” nature of the Beatitudes. With clear insight, a pastoral heart, and a personal touch, Marty provides a glimpse of Luther the man while engaging the reader in exploring the meaning both of Luther’s commentary and Matthew’s text. Hear Dr. Marty’s hope for the reader in his own words.check_price

Sermon on the Mount: Connect with God, New Community Series
by B. Hybels, K. & S. Harney / Zondervan Corp.
28830:  Sermon on the Mount: Connect with God,  New Community SeriesThe Sermon on the Mount reveals the hear qualities God desires in you. Learn the importance of unpretentious prayer, faith and giving. Find out Jesus prescription for worry. Discover what it means to live for God’s approval only, and other secrets to cultivating a relationship with him that brings joy to you both.check_price

Sermon on the Mount 2: Connect with Others New Community Series
by B. Hybels, K. & S. Harney / Zondervan Corp.
28840:  Sermon on the Mount 2: Connect with Others New Community SeriesThe quality of our lives – our health, growth, happiness, even life itself – hinges on our relationships. Jesus considered human relationships so vital that he dealt with them extensively in his most celebrated teaching, the Sermon on the Mount. In crisp brush strokes, he painted a compelling portrait of how we are to conduct ourselves with each other and with a non-Christian world. The 6 sessions in this book explore what Jesus has to say about mercy, peacemaking, authentic faith, healing connection, lust versus love, truth-telling, judgementalism, and other relational essentials. You’ll discover the challenges and rewards of demonstrating Christ’s character in practical, down-to-earth ways.check_price

Sermon on the Mount
by R. Kent Hughes / Good News Publishing
40630:  Sermon on the MountWithin the three chapters of Matthew known as the Sermon on the Mount are truths so rich and deep that no matter how often or how closely we examine their words, they continually bring new relevance to our lives. Do you want to know what kind of character you should have as a Christian? What should define your outer way of life and your inner habit of mind? Then study the Sermon. Ponder each sentence and test yourself by it.check_price

The Challenge of Discipleship: A Critical Study of the Sermon on the Mount as Scripture
by Daniel Patte / Continuum
382865:  The Challenge of Discipleship: A Critical Study of the  Sermon on the Mount as ScriptureThis book invites readers to assume responsibility for their own interpretations of the Sermon on the Mount through a practice of “critical study of the Bible as scripture.” Such a practice takes as a starting point the conclusions about “the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount for believers today,” which Christian believers of all walks of life formulate for themselves, which non-Christian ordinary readers readily envision as they observe Christians, and which scholars imply in their sophisticated interpretations.check_price

The Sermon On The Mount
by Dale Allison / Herder & Herder (crossroad)
17911: The  Sermon On The Mount(PUBCrossroad)”W.D. Davies’ majestic The Setting of the Sermon on the Mount has been one of the most influential monographs in Matthew scholarship; it is not an exaggeration to say Allison and Davies will be more influential,”—Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Condenses and simplifies the findings of the massive commentary. 188 pages, softcover.check_price

Demand and Grace: The Sermon on the Mount
by Edwin K. Broadhead / Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
22696X:  Demand and Grace: The Sermon on the MountJesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount are foudational to all that it means to be a Christian. Here the Sermon is read in the context of its setting in the world of Matthew’s Gospel. And the continuing impact of the Sermon is traced through the experience of signigicant groups and individuals such as the Anabaptists, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Clarence Jordan.check_price

Sermon on the Mount: Examining Your Life
by NONE / Lifeway
49410:  Sermon on the Mount: Examining Your Life13-week Courses designed for groups who are ready for serious Bible Study and are willing to do homework. This series of courses offers direction and challenge in the final stage of the life cycle of a small group.check_price

The Sermon on the Mount: Its Old Testament Roots
by Roland Worth / Paulist Press
37461: The  Sermon on the Mount: Its Old Testament RootsAuthor Roland Worth presents The Sermon on the Mount as a comprehensive work for those who seek a deeper knowledge of the Bible. Worth probes each of the antitheses in great detail and carefully traces the roots of Jesus’teaching to the precepts of the Torah and Prophets. This is challenging reading for both the interested Bible student and the serious scholar.check_price

Salt and Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount
by Eberhard Arnold / Plough Publishing House
61748: Salt  and Light: Living the Sermon on the MountWhat does it really mean to be poor in spirit, merciful, and pure in heart? What about the abandonment to God’s will that Jesus’ homily entails? This collection of Arnold’s essays calls us to repentance—and to obey an inescapable command to put hands and feet on our theology. 182 pages, softcover from Plough.check_price

What Are They Saying about Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount
by Warren Carter / Paulist Press
3473X: What  Are They Saying about Matthew's Sermon on the MountWHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT MATTHEW’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT? is an excellent summary of the contemporary scholarship on the Sermon on the Mount from the past thirty years. Author Warren Carter has selected the historical, source, and reaction critical studies by biblical scholars as well as the ethical reflection considered most important over the past three decades. He begins, most appropriately, with the sources of the sermon, moves on to its struture, and then looks at the situation of Matthew’s readers. He next analyzes the content of the sermon, together with the Lord’s Prayer. Finally, he considers the ethical claims of the sermon, especially issues of interpreting the sermon for contemporary faith communities. This is an essential resource for everyone interested in understanding the Sermon on the Mount.check_price

The Surpassing Righteousness: Evangelism & Ethics in the Sermon on the Mount
by Tilley / Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
083703X:  The Surpassing Righteousness: Evangelism & Ethics in the Sermon on the MountThe author shows that the Sermon on the Mount is meant for the followers of Jesus at any place, at any time, embodying laws and principles that can and should be applied to daily life, because they proceed from and reflect the life of the One who is both our Savior and Lord.check_price

Sermon on the Mount: A Study Guide
by T.C. Smith / Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
0837056:  Sermon on the Mount: A Study GuideThis study guide contains the author’s views on the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount. Also contains suggestions for study and reflection questions at the end of each chapter.check_price

The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life; And, the Lord’s Prayer, an Interpretation
by Emmet Fox / Harpercollins Publishing
28626: The  Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life; And, the Lord's Prayer, an  interpretationOne of the foremost spiritual teachers of the century, Emmet Fox offers people of all faiths powerful strategies and practical guidelines for bringing health, happiness, and true prosperity into their lives and the lives of others. Treasured by over a million seekers, this enduring spiritual classic reveals how to transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs, understand the nature of divine wisdom, tap into the power of prayer, develop a completely integrated and fully expressed personality, and claim our divine right to all of life’s abundance. Fox shares the keys to shaping our lives into what we really want them to be.check_price

S/O: The Sermon On The Mount
by Charles Wood / Kregel Publications
441285:  S/O: The Sermon On The MountPastors will appreciate these comprehensive, pulpit-tested sermon outlines prepared by veteran pastor Charles R. Wood. Each sermon is expository, offering a fully developed outline based on the Scripture text. These outlines are designed to help save time without cutting corners. Each book in the series contains more than thirty sermon outlines, each focusing on a single theme. Whether you are a pastor or Bible student, these outlines will provide sermons or lessons that develop a deeper understanding of the truths of God’s word.check_price

The Sermon on the Mount: The God Who Understands Me, Fisherman Bible Studies
by Gladys Hunt / Random House, Inc
3165: The Sermon on the Mount: The God Who Understands Me, Fisherman Bible StudiesHere are the “ground rules” for the kingdom of heaven! In this intensive study, Gladys Hunt shows how Jesus’ message encapsulates all of New Testament teaching on how to live the Christian life. A perceptive and practical study aid for all Christians, Sermon on the Mount introduces needed principles given by the God who understands us.check_price

The Sermon on the Mount
by Clarence Jordan / Judson Press
7005013:  The Sermon on the MountAnxiety, insecurity, military power, racial prejudice, heavy taxes – all these problems of contemporary life were also faced by those who first heard the teaching of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. In Sermon on the Mount, Clarence Jordan points out that this Sermon presents many of the major features of the kingdom of God on earth that Jesus was proposing.check_price

Sermon on the Mount
by W.D. Davies / Cambridge University Press
93848:  Sermon on the MountIn “The setting of the Sermon on the Mount” (not this book), first published by the Cambridge University Press in 1964 and issued as a paperback in 1976, Professor Davies made a new approach to the Sermon, placing it in its historical setting within the context of the world from which it orig- inated. This shorter book sets out the main lines of his argu ment in a more accessible form so as to interest the widest possible readership. The Sermon has been described both as a pernicious document, and as the finest statement of the highest morality ever produced. Professor Davies examines it in five set tings. First he considers how Matthew himself intended the Sermon to be understood, placing it in its setting within the Gospel as a whole and showing that Matthew presented Jesus as a second Moses and lawgiver. He then considers it in the setting of Jewish messianic expectation and the contemporary Judaism, where he shows that there were certain forces at work which led to the presentation of Jesus in this light. He discusses whether this concept was an innovation or whether forces in the early church prepared the way for this inter pretation, and finally whether Matthew was departing from the mind of Jesus Himself.check_price

Sermon on the Mount and the Magnificat, Vol. 21
by Martin Luther / Concordia Publishing House
64210:  Sermon on the Mount and the Magnificat, Vol. 21This volume contains the mighty Reformer’s commentary on the Sermon on the Mount, which was written, for the most part, in Wittenberg “amid the Stormy days of the spring and summer of 1521,” and his exposition of the Magnificent, Mary’s wonderful hymn of praise to the Lord. Luther’s style is vigorous. It is crystal-clear and often vividly picturesque. The great preacher and scholar never minces words. At times he speaks with the utmost tenderness; at times his statements are veritable hammer blows.check_price

John Wesley on the Sermon on the Mount Vol II 21-33 The Standard Sermons in Modern English
by John Wesley / Abingdon Press
28101: John  Wesley on the Sermon on the Mount Vol II 21-33 The Standard Sermons in Modern EnglishThis is the second volume of The Standard Sermons of John Wesley, transcribed into today’s English. The volumes in this series accurately transcribe Wesley’s eighteenth-century language into a form suitable for today’s readers. This volume contains the sermons John Wesley preached on the Sermon on the Mount.check_price

Jesus Christ: His Sermon on the Mount
by John Butler / Lbc Publications
773573:  Jesus Christ: His Sermon on the MountThe Sermon on the Mount is the great jewel of all the teachings of Christ recorded in Scripture. This sermon emphasizes holy conduct in the clearest of terms. In it Christ raised the standard of conduct from what was advocated by the religious leaders of that day. The Studies of the Savior is a series of expository studies of the Scriptures. They are extensively organized and outlined, filled with practical applications of Scripture to every day life, written in easy to understand laymen’s language, and theologically and morally they take a strong, old-fashioned, fundamentalist position which is increasingly unpopular but greatly needed in our day.check_price

Righteousness Inside Out
by Mike Cope / Faithworks / Stl
42523:  Righteousness Inside OutOur world is a place where it is easier to define life- even religion!- by the externals. But Jesus focused on the condition of a person’s heart- on righteousness from the inside out. Join Mike Cope in a gripping, lively and ultimately radical exploration of Jesus’ most famous sermon. Learn what The Sermon of the Mount has to do with Safe Sex, Lifetime Love, The forgiving Circle, Where is your Treasure Buried? and ten other subjects. Softcover, 187 pages. Leafwood Publishers. Mike Cope is an outstanding preacher and a deep thinker. You will be blessed if you purchase and read this study. —Stevecheck_price

The Cross and the Beatitudes: Lessons on Love and Forgiveness
by Fulton Sheen / Liguori Books
05924: The  Cross and the Beatitudes: Lessons on Love and ForgivenessThis classic work from the pen of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brings together Christ’s Sermon on the Mount with His Seven Last Words. Our Lord’s public ministry and statements centered on the themes of love and forgiveness, which are explored here with Sheen’s characteristic insight and passion. Although there is no strict connection between the seven Beatitudes and the Seven Last Words, The Cross and the Beatitudes shows how the first and last statements of Jesus’ public life are intimately related. His entire ministry, with its ultimate fulfillment on Calvary’s Cross, perfectly displayed the meekness, mercy, and poverty of His early teachings. The contents plead for a return to the foundational teachings of Jesus that alone can sustain our spirits and lead us to a Christian way of life.check_price

The Ladder of the Beatitudes
by Jim Forest / Orbis Books
0752451:  The Ladder of the BeatitudesFrom the publisher: Drawing on stories from the lives of the saints, scripture, and everyday life, Jim Forest opens up the mysteries of the Beatitudes. These ancient blessings, with which Christ began his Sermon on the Mount, are all aspects of communion with God. As Forest shows, they are like rungs on a ladder, each one leading to the next. They appear at the doorway of the New Testament to provide an easily memorized summary of everything that follows, right down to the crucifixion (“Blessed are you who are persecuted”) and the resurrection (“Rejoice and be glad”). Upon this ladder, following Christ, we may ascend to the Kingdom of God. Forest writes; “If the Gospel is true, if the truest thing we can say is ‘God is love’…then we have much to rejoice in…Those who climb the ladder of the beatitudes are in the best company: the prophets, the martyrs and all the saints, the great cloud of witnesses.”check_price

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: And His Confrontation with the World
by D.A. Carson / Baker
6531X:  Jesus' Sermon on the Mount: And His Confrontation with the WorldThis book combines The Sermon on the Mount and When Jesus Confronts the World( both werepublished in 1978). D.A. Carson, blends solid scholarship, fine writing, careful exposition, and consistent respect for the authority of Jesus’ words to create a thought-provoking exploration of Matthew 5–10. Two helpful appendices summarize differing critical and theological interpretations of Jesus’ teachings. Carson is one of the top conservative scholars in the world today, and his books are highly readable. Get this if you want to understand the Sermon on the Mount and how it applies to the issues of today. —Stevecheck_price

Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen World
by Sinclair Ferguson / Banner Of Truth
1515193:  Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen WorldThe Sermon on the Mount is probably the best known section of the entire Bible. Yet it is also one of the least understood parts of the teaching of Jesus Christ. “It is not a sermon about an ideal life in an ideal world” write Sinclair B. Ferguson, “but about the kingdom life in a fallen world.” It answers some of the most pressing questions that every Christian encounters, including: What is a Christian? Does the Law of God still have a place in the Christian life? How can I learn to pray? How can I learn self-discipline? Why am I a prisoner to anxiety? The Sermon on the Mount deals with these issues in a crisp, concise and readable way. It provides an ideal introduction to Jesus’ great manifesto for life in his kingdom.check_price

Early Church Fathers Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 6 Expositions on the Sermon on the Mount
by Eerdmans Publishing Co.
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Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
by Oswald Chambers / Discovery House Publishers
30098:  Studies in the Sermon on the MountThe author’s series on Matthew 5-7, first presented a God’s Bible School in Cincinnati in 1907, serves to enlarge our understanding of Jesus’ teaching about what His life really means in the believer’s experience. For Chambers, the Christian life is authenticated when the indwelling Spirit applies the principles of Christ to the particular circumstances of the believer. This is doctrine in work clothes, truth become reality, redemption expressed. And, consistent with all his work, the author reminds us in these studies that our focus must be on God alone and not on those among whom we live.check_price

Sermon on the Mount LifeGuide Topical Bible Studies
by John Stott / Inter-varsity Press
830367:  Sermon on the Mount LifeGuide Topical Bible StudiesWhat does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God in life? According to John Stott, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount describes what human life and human community look like when they come under the gracious rule of God—different! Matthew 6:8 reads: “Do not be like them” (the people around them). Study more about the greatest sermon ever preached in this LifeGuide Bible Study. Leader’s notes are included.check_price


Commentaries on Mark

75168: Mark, New International Biblical Commentary

Mark, New International Biblical Commentary
by Larry Hurtado / Hendrickson Publishers

This insightful commentary, which first appeared some years ago in theGood News Commentary series, is now recast in the NIV and a clear new format for greater accessibility. Hurtado displays an uncommon appreciation for the entire Gospel of Mark and its original audience, making their concerns understandable to modern readers. He masterfully highlights Mark’s unique emphases, such as the ”messianic secrecy” and the portrayal of the seemingly obtuse disciples who become an object lesson. Both Bible students and scholars will find this commentary engaging. 306 pages, paper from Hendrickson.check_price

30106: The Gospel According to Saint Mark, Black's New Testament  Commentary

The Gospel According to Saint Mark, Black’s New Testament Commentary
by Morna Hooker / Hendrickson Publishers

Since its appearance nearly 35 years ago, Black’s New Testament Commentary has been hailed by both scholars and pastors for its insightful interpretations and reliable commentary. This new Black’svolume injects fresh life into the series! Basing her observations on her own new translation of the Greek text, Hooker explores, pericope by pericope, what the author of Mark’s Gospel wanted his original readers to understand, what he says about the historical Jesus and the early community of the faithful, and what he conveys theologically throughout the entire Gospel. 411 pages, hardcover from Hendrickson.check_price

01237: Mark, New American Commentary

Mark, New American Commentary
by James A. Brooks / Broadman / Holman

Decidedly evangelical and assuming the inerrancy of Scripture, this study examines the Book of Mark from an exegetical and theological perspective. by exploring grammatical, textual, and contextual keys, Brooks unlocks the gospel’s meaning for readers living in the 21st century. While his commentary is detailed and serious, it is also accessible to laypersons. 288 pages, hardcover from Broadman & Holman.check_price

49350: Mark, NIV Application Commentary

Mark, NIV Application Commentary
by David Garland / Zondervan Corp.

Mark’s portrayal of Jesus as a man of passion and action is well defined in this commentary. Mark has a clear beginning, but no true ascertainable ending. Some speculate this is due to Mark’s focus remaining solidly on Christ. David E. Garland brings these concepts to life and transverses the bridge of culture to speak to us today.

The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.check_price

2340: The Gospel of Mark, New International Commentary on the New  Testament, NICNT, Revised

The Gospel of Mark, New International Commentary on the New Testament, NICNT, Revised
by William Lane / Eerdmans Publishing Co.

In this commentary Mark is revealed as a theologian whose primary intention was the strengthening of the people of God in a time of fiery persecution by Nero. It begins with an introductory section discussing dating, occasion, literary style, and historical issues surrounding the gospel. The analysis is based on linguistic and historical research designed to draw out the meaning of the text.check_price

816909: Provoking the Gospel of Mark: A Storyteller's Commentary,  Year B

Provoking the Gospel of Mark: A Storyteller’s Commentary, Year B
by Richard W. Swanson / Pilgrim Press

Vigorous readings of the Gospels do not just happen: they are poked and prodded into life. Sometimes it is death and disaster that provoke them; other times its a sudden thrill of joyful insight. Sometimes the story itself rears up, provoking new and astonishing readings. Provoking the Gospel of Mark,is the first book in the Provoking the Gospel series, spurs efforts to provoke pastoral leaders and religious educators with new and lively readings of Mark, and challenges them to experiment with interpretive tools such as embodied ensemble exploration. The book includes a full new translation of the Gospel of Mark and a companion DVD that contains illustrations of the process of script analysis and performance that lies behind this way of storytelling.check_price

78211: The Gospel of Mark: Twenty-first Century Biblical  Commentary

The Gospel of Mark: Twenty-first Century Biblical Commentary

by James McGowan / Amg Publishers

This commentary on the Gospel of Mark focuses on Jesus Christ the Servant-Son of God. Believers are encouraged to learn humility from Christ’s example.check_price

24464: The Gospel of Mark, New International Greek Testament  Commentary

The Gospel of Mark, New International Greek Testament Commentary
by R.T. France / Eerdmans Publishing Co.

This work is a commentary on Mark itself, not a commentary on commentaries of Mark. It deals immediately and directly with matters that France himself regards as important. Working from his own translation of the Greek text and culling from helpful research into the world of first-century Palestine, France provides an extensive introduction to Mark’s Gospel, followed by insightful section and verse commentary.France sees the structure of Mark’s Gospel as an effective “drama in three acts.” Act 1 takes up Jesus’ public ministry in Galilee. Act 2 covers Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem with his disciples. Act 3 focuses on Jesus’ public ministry in Jerusalem, including his confrontation with the Jewish leaders, his explanatory discourse on the future, and his passion, death, and resurrection. France carefully unpacks for modern readers the two central themes of this powerful narrative of Jesus’ life;the nature of Christ and the role of discipleship.check_price

48005X: The Preacher's Commentary Volume 25: Mark

The Preacher’s Commentary Volume 25: Mark
by David L. McKenna / Thomas Nelson / W

Dr. David McKenna offers this volume on Mark, explaining the author’s intent and style, and teaches the basic principles of communication throughout the commentary. This volume is filled with illustrations and provides a moving experience of the life and message, death and Ressurection, reigning power and indwelling strenght of the living Lord. The Preachers Commentary Series combines rich resources of historical setting and textual interpretation with spiritual insights and contemporary illustrations specifically designed for communicators. Based on the New King James Bible.check_price

191404: Mark: Believers Church Bible Commentary

Mark: Believers Church Bible Commentary
by Timothy J. Geddert / Herald Press

This readable commentary series is for all who seek more fully to understand the original message of Scripture and its meaning for today–Sunday school teachers, members of Bible study groups, students, pastors, and others.check_price

845037: The Gospel of Mark: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

The Gospel of Mark: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary
by Ben Witherington / Eerdmans Publishing Co.

This superb commentary offers the first sustained attempt to read the Gospel of Mark both as an ancient biography and as a form of ancient rhetoric. Leading New Testament scholar Ben Witherington applies to Mark the socio-rhetorical approach for which he is well known, opening a fresh new perspective on the earliest Gospel. Witherington’s work provides us with a fascinating view of how the life and teachings of Jesus were presented to a largely non-Jewish auidence – and what this presentation of Jesus still holds for Christians today.check_price

837344: The Gospel According to Mark, Pillar New Testament  Commentary

The Gospel According to Mark, Pillar New Testament Commentary
by James R. Edwards / Eerdmans Publishing Co.

This new Pillar volume offers exceptional commentary on Mark that clearly shows the second Gospel–though it was a product of the earliest Christian community–to be both relevant and sorely needed in today’s church. Written by a biblical scholar who has devoted thirty years to the study of the second Gospel, this commentary aims primarily to interpret the Gosepl of Mark according to its theological intentions and purposes, especially as they relate to the life and ministry of Jesus and the call to faith and discipleship. Unique features of James Edwards’s approach include clear descriptions of key terms used by Mark and revealing discussion of the Gospel’s literary features, including Mark’s use of the “sandwich” technique and of imagistic motifs and irony. Edwards also proposes a new paradigm for interpreting the difficult “Little Apocalypse” of chapter 13, and he argues for a new understanding of Mark’s controversial ending.check_price

02021: Mark, Holman New Testament Commentary Volume 2

Mark, Holman New Testament Commentary Volume 2
by Rodney Cooper / Broadman / Holman

The series continues – a series that answers the questions students of the Bible ask most. An eight-step approach leads the reader from the introduction with contemporary illustrations, through verse-by-verse commentary, to a conclusion and life application. “Deeper Discoveries” help the reader understand the most important words, phrases, and teaching of each chapter. A teaching outline helps the reader to internalize what has been read, organize its message, and prepare to share it with others. The “Final Issues for Discussion” section brings closure to the reader’s study. A closing prayer personalizes the study and commits the reader to live out the truths studied. New Intersion Version.check_price

4876: Mark Ancient Christian Commentary

Mark Ancient Christian Commentary
by Inter-varsity Press

The exciting new Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Seriesdoes what few students and scholars could do for themselves. It brings together the best of patristic commentary dating from the second century to the mid-eighth century, much of which has never before been published in English. In Mark, Augustine of Hippo, Clement of Alexandria, and others offer brilliant theological insight into Mark’s concise Gospel. And in Romans, little known Latin commentator “Ambrosiaster,” joins Origen, John Chrysostom, and several other exegetes in exploring Paul’s great exposition of the righteousness of God. Thomas Oden is series editor. 250 and 400 pages respectively, hardcovers, InterVarsity.check_price

9006299: Mark - NIV Commentary: College Press

Mark – NIV Commentary: College Press
by Allen Black / College Press Publishng Co

The College Press NIV Commentary has been designed for the serious student as well as the growing Christian. Volumes contain the following features; Biblically Sound Exegesis;Objective Approach;New International Version ;Practical footnotes;Fresh Style and Study Format;Concise Introductions;Key Greek Word Translation and Clear Exposition The Gospel of Mark tells the miraculous story of God’s plan to redeem all people who will call on his name. With authrity and power Mark leads us through the life-changing encounters of everyday people as they were touched and made whole by Jesus.check_price

0847681: Gospel of Mark: An Expositional Commentary

Gospel of Mark: An Expositional Commentary
by D. Edmond Hiebert / Bob Jones University Press

Following a “clause-by-clause” approach, this commentary closely scrutinizes the text of the Gospel but without losing sight of the overall thrust and purpose of the book. The commentary also gives attention to the meaning of the Greek original but does so in a manner that is understandable to the student who is unfamiliar with the language.check_price

02339: Mark 1-8:26, Word Biblical Commentary

Mark 1-8:26, Word Biblical Commentary
by Robert Guelich / Thomas Nelson / W

In this first of two Word Biblical Commentary volumes on Mark, Dr. Guelich takes a two-fold approach. First, he seeks to understand the material of Mark’s Gospel in its historical context. Second, he attempts to understand that material for contemporary faith. Throughout, Guelich strives to bring Marcan studies up to date. As always, the scholarlyWBC format is accessible to both the student and preacher. Hardcover.check_price


Commentaries on Luke

75311: New International Biblical Commentary (NIBC), Luke

New International Biblical Commentary (NIBC), Luke
by Craig Evans / Hendrickson Publishers

Plenty of important questions vie for attention in contemporary Lucan scholarship. In this new NIBC volume, Craig Evans not only demonstrates a firm grasp of them, but makes them perfectly comprehensible to laypeople. His clear writing and logical explanations lay open both difficult Lucan passages and scholarly arguments about them. This commentary is probably the best popular-level one on Luke’s gospel! 416 pages, paper from Hendrickson.check_price

49330: Luke, NIV Application Commentary

Luke, NIV Application Commentary
by Darrell L. Bock / Zondervan Corp.

The gospel of Luke has much to say to us today. Our diversity can divide and destroy us and we are quick to fight for our individual identities as a culture. The book of Luke discusses these problems and prejudices through Jesus. The life of Jesus was God-breathed and made the disctinction between Jew and Gentile moot. Luke’s gospel’s central application is that God,through the incarnation of Jesus, can pull a fractious world together. Darrell Bock (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is coeditor of a contributor to Dispensationalism, Israel and the Church, and the author of a two-volume commentary on Luke.check_price

01245: Luke, New American Commentary

Luke, New American Commentary
by Robert Stein / Broadman / Holman

The New American Commentary is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: commentary based on the NIV; the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; and readable and applicable exposition.check_price

604416: Luke, People's Bible Commentary

Luke, People’s Bible Commentary
by Victor H. Prange / Concordia Publishing House

Christ-centered Bible truths unfold as you read this complete series of commentaries designed for spiritual growth and reading enjoyment. These trustworthy commentaries help you comprehend what you’ve read in Scripture as well as apply it to your life.

These commentaries offer:

  • Easy-to-read commentary that follows the text so you learn as you read
  • Scripture and commentary on the same page
  • Bible text highlighted in bold
  • Explanation of complicated passages
  • Important facts are identified to expand understanding of Bible times and help apply passages to life today
  • Maps and charts

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14882: Luke: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Vol. 3

Luke: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Vol. 3
by Arthur Just, ed. / Inter-varsity Press

For the church fathers the Gospels did not serve as resources for individual analysis and academic study. They were read and heard and interpreted within the worshiping community. They served as sources for pastoral counsel and dmonition for those who were committed to the Way. Although Matthew and John were generally the preferred Gospels, Luke, because of his particular interests and unique contributions, took pride of place during the Christmas season as well as during Easter and other major feasts.During the early patristic period, the tradition of continuous reading (lectio continua) through the Gospels developed, such that over a course of time a complete Gospel was read in sections, and sermons were preached on the readings either at weekly or midweek worship and Communion liturgies or during morning and evening prayer services. Among such sermons that have survived, this commentary includes selections from Origen and Cyril of Alexandria. This volume, edited by Arthur A. Just, opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom that allows these faithful witnesses, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.check_price

48013X: The Preacher's Commentary Volume 26: Luke

The Preacher’s Commentary Volume 26: Luke
by Bruce Larson / Thomas Nelson / W

Volume 26: Luke THE COMMENTARY FOR PREACHERS! For those on the firing line – in pulpits, classes, Bible study programs, and fellowships there is a distinctly different kind of commentary. The Preachers Commentary Series combines rich resources of historical setting and textual interpretation with spiritual insights and contemporary illustrations specifically designed for communicators. The result is a resource by preachers/teachers for preachers/teachers. It is complete with outlines section by section expositions, illustrations and applications This authoritative commentary provides the ultimate resource for sermon and lesson preparations. General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators blending sound scholarship with life related instructions. Their insights can guide you through every chapter and book of the Bible. And their organization and presentation of the material can help you share God’s Word more effectively with others.

Features:

  • Paragraph by paragraph exposition

LI>Fresh insights into Scripture

  • Contemporary application
  • Rich outlines and illustrations
  • Innovative ideas for communicating God’s Word with vigor and vitality
  • 360 page softcover from Thomas Nelson.

Dr. Bruce Larson is currently Minister-at-Large for the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. He served churches in New York and Illinois before beginning Faith at Work, a para-church organization. He was visiting fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he began a research project in human wholeness, and served for 10 years as senior pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. He has authored twenty-three books, with over 3 million copies in print. He and his wife, Hazel, have three children.check_price

02043: Luke, Holman New Testament Commentary Volume 3

Luke, Holman New Testament Commentary Volume 3
by Trent Butler / Broadman / Holman

The series continues – a series that answers the questions students of the Bible ask most. An eight-step approach leads the reader from the introduction with contemporary illustrations, through verse-by-verse commentary, to a conclusion and life application. “Deeper Discoveries” help the reader understand the most important words, phrases, and teaching of each chapter. A teaching outline helps the reader to internalize what has been read, organize its message, and prepare to share it with others. The “Final Issues for Discussion” section brings closure to the reader’s study. A closing prayer personalizes the study and commits the reader to live out the truths studied. New Internation Version.check_price

49018: The Gospel of Luke: A Bible Commentary for Every Day

The Gospel of Luke: A Bible Commentary for Every Day
by Henry Wansbrough / Random House, Inc

ÑRenowned Biblical scholar Henry Wansbrough mines the message of the Gospel of Luke for spiritual truths in this commentary for everyday use. Bu turning a personal and devotional eye to Luke, he gives us a chance to deepen our faith in God.check_price

28521: The Life Application Bible Commentary: Luke

The Life Application Bible Commentary: Luke
by Tyndale House

The Life Application Bible Commentary series is the only commentary series to offer sermon and lesson applications alongside stirring commentary. These latest volumes provide in-depth, verse-by-verse explanation, background, and application for the books of Luke and 1, 2, & 3 John. Perfect for sermon preparation and lesson planning, this one-of-a-kind reference provides excellent quotes and a bibliography for additional commentary.check_price

2315X: Gospel of Luke, Revised, NICNT, New International  Commentary on the New Testament

Gospel of Luke, Revised, NICNT, New International Commentary on the New Testament
by Joel B. Green / Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Looking for a fresh perspective on Luke’s Gospel? You’ll find it in this latest addition to the NICNT. Green’s incisive analysis explores Luke’s use of narrative genre, the narrative unity linking Luke’s Gospel with Acts, and the question of authorship to give you a solid framework for understanding the cultural and spiritual influences that shaped this pivotal New Testament work. 760 pages, hardcover from Eerdmans.check_price

79556: Luke, The Crossway Classic Commentaries

Luke, The Crossway Classic Commentaries
by J.C. Ryle / Good News Publishing

For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God who were highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentary Series, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness, presents the very best work on individual Bible books for today’s believers. This edition is abridged and stylistically simplified. Arabic numerals are used instead of Roman numerals, and content is presented in outline form instead of simply paragraph form.check_price

7061326: Luke, Abingdon New Testament Commentary Series

Luke, Abingdon New Testament Commentary Series
by Robert C. Tannehill / Abingdon Press

The Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series provides compact, critical commentaries on the writings of the New Testament. These writings exemplify the tasks and procdures of careful, critical exergesis. In this volume, Robert C. Tannehill focuses on the significance of the Gospel of Luke in its final form for its original audiance. Tannehill suggests that certain features of Luke’s Gospel only take on a deeper significance when matched with an appropriate historical and cultural context in the first century. This book is academic (for the sophisticated nonspecialist student of the Bible), has 378 pages, and is published by Abington Press.check_price

5253: Luke, 2 Volumes, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New  Testament

Luke, 2 Volumes, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
by Darrell L. Bock / Baker

Bock’s in-depth examination of the Greek text and extensive overview of the historical and cultural background of the time makes this set one of the most thorough explorations of Luke ever published. Includes an introduction to each section of the text, a discussion of sources and historicity, verse-by-verse exegesis, and detailed notes. A sensationalprice! Approx. 3000 pages total, two hardcovers.check_price

52591: Luke, Westminster Bible Commentary

Luke, Westminster Bible Commentary
by Sharon Ringe / W
estminster / John Knox

The Gospel of Luke is arguably the most recognizable and beloved of the gospel writings. It contains familiar stories such as the birth of Christ and the parables of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son. Its messages about inclusivity and economic justice continue to empower many in their struggles for liberation. Luke is also noted for the prominence of women in its narrative. The general familiarity with Luke, however, may impede a true sense of what this Gospel is about as a whole. Thus, New Testament scholar Sharon H. Ringe offers readers a thorough introduction to and a critical reading of Luke. Readers will gain a renewed understanding of this Gospel in light of its whole message.check_price

02347: Luke 1-9:20, Word Biblical Commentary

Luke 1-9:20, Word Biblical Commentary
by John Nolland / Thomas Nelson / W

Treating Luke’s Gospel as a theological treatise rather than as a biography, Nolland gauges Luke’s effectiveness in presenting the gospel message and in arguing the case of Christ to the Gentiles of the Hellenistic world. His well-tempered emphasis on the scholarly discussion of Luke supports insightful and practical interpretations which modern preachers and readers will find helpful. Hardcover.check_price

02541: Luke 9:21-18:34, Word Biblical Commentary

Luke 9:21-18:34, Word Biblical Commentary
by John Nolland / Thomas Nelson / W

In this first volume, Dr. Nolland expertly traced Jesus’ general ministry throughout Palestine. Here the focus nar- rows to an incisive statement of Jesus’ purpose as the suf- fering Servant, and to the fate that this will mean for Him in Jerusalem. Now the author invites us to follow Christ’s footsteps on what will ultimately turn out to be His “path- way to glory.” Dr. Nolland continues to portray Luke as a creative but re liable historian with an explicit theological purpose. While he probes possible sources of the evangelist’s material, the emphasis is on the final product–the Gospel text as “an exercise in communication, deliberately undertaken by the Gospel writer with at least some focused sense of the actual or potential needs of his audience.” The author notes the dramatic turn of events with which this section of Luke begins. The disciples had just arrived at the exhilirating confession that Jesus is “The Christ of God.” And little wonder–up to now.check_price

10722: Luke 18:35 - 24:53, Word Biblical Commentary Series

Luke 18:35 – 24:53, Word Biblical Commentary Series
by John Nolland / Thomas Nelson / W

Dr John Nolland, concludes his exhaustive study of the third Gospel, delineating for us both the method and content of Luke’s theological reflections on Our Lord’s death, resurrection and ascension. This work also contains a complete bibliography of past and contemporary works.check_price

10527: Luke 9:51-24:53, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New  Testament

Luke 9:51-24:53, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
by Darrell Bock / Baker

Baker’s Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament covers the overall development of the biblical book, translating the Greek text and rigorously analyzing its contents through exegesis and exposition. Also, includes additional notes, problem passages, textual variants, topics of theological, historical and archeological interests.check_price

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