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The Gospel of Luke
This highly original commentary, part of the New International Commentary, is unique for the way it combines concerns with first-century culture in the Roman world with understanding the text of Luke as a wholistic, historical narrative.
Hardcover, 1020 pages
Published October 2nd 1997 by Eerdmans
(first published October 1997)
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Mar 26, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it
26 Mar 2015 - Reading the Kindle edition, and about 1/3 of the way through. Green's commentary is a literary analysis of Luke, meaning he gets into the story, tries to figure out what Luke's point is, finds commonality between sections of Luke's own narrative and certain passages in the Old Testament, and does his best to take on the mind of Luke. Enlightening. My only complaint is that the Kindle edition, which usually lets you zoom or shrink text, does not do this for certain areas where Green ...more
Green's commentary on Luke is a remarkable narrative approach to the text, providing a fresh new breeze of realization from a familiar text. I will not claim to have read every page of this almost 900 page commentary, but I have read over half of it. Green is not the one to go to explain every Greek word, but if you want to know the co-text and the context of the Gospel of Luke, to know the culture in which Jesus lived and how he and his message upended that culture (and by implication ours ...more
Nov 10, 2015 William rated it really liked it
A great commentary on Luke. Green takes a narrative-historical approach and examines Luke on his own terms. In preaching through Luke I found this to the most helpful of my stack of commentaries. On the down-side, Greens is sometimes so focused on "social justice" that he can miss the primary thrust of a passage. While I might go to Green first, I wouldn't rely on him alone; the alternative viewpoints of other commentators are necessary. Green doesn't always "show his work", giving little more ...more
I used this book as I was teaching from the Gospel of Luke throughout the Spring. Overall it is a very helpful commentary giving historical background information and focusing on the overall story Luke was telling, within the context of what had come before (Israel, Old Testament) and what would come after (Acts). Recommended to anyone studying and teaching on Luke.
This book is a literary analysis of the Gospel of Luke. This was very helpful to look at Luke as a literary work with important pieces of information rooted in how this text was written. I would recommend this as another commentary to help anyone who is studying Luke to look at it through different eyes.
This commentary by Green is fantastic. It approaches Luke mainly on Luke's terms and the OT's terms rather than on the terms of the other Synoptic Gospels. It's very readable and Green has great insights. If only more commentaries were as readable and accessible as Green's! I'm thankful for this work of scholarship that serves both the academy and the church.
Joel B. Green (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament interpretation and associate dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Prior to moving to Fuller, he taught at Asbury Theological Seminary for ten years. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Theological Interpretation and has authored or edited numerous ...more
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