Acts (ZECNT) by Eckhard J. Schnabel

513-pakgjgl-_sx395_bo1204203200_If you are looking through and evangelical commentary on the Greek of Acts, Acts, by Eckhard J. Schnabel published by Zondervan Academic is what you are searching for.  This commentary is a recent volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Series edited by Clinton E. Arnold, a series which is synonymous with excellent exegesis and superior application, this volume continues the long legacy.  This volume is one of the most articulate and practical modern commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles.  While Schnabel is no stranger to Biblical commentaries this is his first foray into this first-rate commentary series.

Acts begins with the typical study into the introductory matters of this book of the Bible, this is common place in Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament.  This works dives into history and recent scholarship, of the book of Acts of the Apostles which always helpful to Pastors, Teachers, and Scholars.  This introductory section is one of the longest I have had the privilege of reading and it ranks as one of the best interaction with critical scholarship while giving evangelical conclusions.

In reference to the commentary sections on the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Schnabel, takes great care in carefully showing the original context of passage while applying it directly to the modern day reader.  He also uses his own translation of the Greek text, which demonstrates his depth of knowledge of the text itself.    The outlines that he provides are also of great use for a pastor looking to preach though the Acts of the Apostles exegetically.

With regard of recommending John to others I would whole heartily recommend this commentary to students of scripture, with one caveat.  By this I mean I recommend this work to Pastors, Bible Teachers, Bible College Students, and to a limited extent educated Laymen looking to teach a Sunday school class, there is enough scholarly weight to this work to understand a particular issue in the text while giving aid to pastors in preaching the text.  There are many commentaries about the Acts of the Apostles available at this moment but Acts of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series is a giant leap above all other commentaries on this book of the Bible.

This book was provided to me free of charge from Zondervan Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.

Acts: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

© 2012 by Eckhard J. Schnabel

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

Page Count: 1168 Pages

ISBN: 978-0310243670

 

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