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Epistle to the Romans

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Careful scholarship and spiritual insight characterize this enduring commentary on Romans, generally considered to be Paul's most profound letter. In The Epistle to the Romans John Murray offers an exposition of Romans deeply penetrating in its elucidation of the text yet accessible to scholars, pastors, and students alike.

In his introduction to the commentary proper, Murr
Paperback, 736 pages
Published March 30th 1960 by Eerdmans
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Jan 17, 2008 Ray rated it really liked it
Murray's work on Romans may not match the pastoral brilliance of John Stott, or be as up to date in scholarship as Douglas Moo (which replaced this volume in the wonderful NICNT series), but it is a must have. There have been hundreds of commentaries written on Romans over the past few centuries, but Murray's has joined the small cluster at the top of the 'classics' list (with Charles Hodge and Martin Luther, and the less orthodox Barth). All future commentaries will continue to reference Murray ...more
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Oct 29, 2013 Argin Gerigorian rated it it was amazing
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Murray's Commentary on Romans was amazing!

Being the top tier scholar that he was Murray understands all of the problems in the book of Romans that scholars hammer out and brings them down to the level of laymen. Not to say he reduces the doctrine (he still uses big words and the Greek New Testament) but makes it understandable.

Murray is very good on the topic of law and the different meanings it has in the letters of Paul, or even the many different ways Paul uses it in Romans.

Highly recommen
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Jan 08, 2016 Andrew Dyer rated it it was amazing
Simply incredible. John Murray has been blessed with amazing insight and clarity regarding the book of Romans. Do not let the page length intimidate you. He writes in an easy to understand manner so a one bite at a time approach makes this readable for anybody. If I can get through it, anyone can! If you want to seriously mine the depths of Romans, this is your book. This is not the latest and flashiest on Romans, but is a fundamental, sound classic.
Scott Cox
Jan 18, 2016 Scott Cox rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most significant commentaries I have ever read! John Murray is succinct, albeit with tremendous Biblical insight. Especially valuable are his commentaries on chapters 5, 7 and 11. His appendix on Karl Barth and Romans chapter 5 ("universalism") are worth the price of the book alone!
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May 13, 2016 Scott Carter rated it it was amazing
Written before the time of the New Paul Perspective, Murray offers perhaps the best, and my favorite, commentary on Romans.
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John Murray was a Scottish-born Calvinist theologian who taught at Princeton Seminary and then left to help found Westminster Theological Seminary, where he taught for many years.

Murray was born in the croft of Badbea, near Bonar Bridge, in Sutherland county, Scotland. Following service in the British Army in the First World War (during which he lost an eye, serving in the famous Black Watch regim
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