Sunday, March 10, 2013

Review of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on ACTS by Eckhard Schnabel

Rating: 5 out of 5

I've been really impressed with Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament so far in my Bible study. Eckhard Schnabel's contribution on the book of Acts presents an 1,000 page volume on Luke's early history of the Christian church.

Schnabel presents Luke the physician as the author of the Gospel of Luke and Acts. He gives some discussion on the type of literature Luke was writing. Luke was a careful historian with a particular interest in assuring Gentiles that their inclusion in God's people with believing Jews was a part of God's plan all along. Schnabel also pays special attention to the Holy Spirit's work in and through the church as a continuation of the work Christ began as he recorded in his Gospel.

As with the other volumes in the ZECNT, the theology in application part of each section to seeing some of the implications of the biblical text to us today. The commentary on Acts is a thorough edition to the ZECNT series.

Review copy provided by Zondervan Academic

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