Coming Soon: One of the Best Expository Commentaries Ever

I have been told by a reliable source that this commentary will be one of the very best expository commentaries ever written on any book. Coming soon in April.

10 Comments

  1. Stephen Welch said,

    March 4, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation, Lane. I just reviewed his commentary on I Timothy for a theological journal here in Canada and was very impressed with it. If his commentary on Luke is anything like the one on I Timothy it will be a great commentary. Ryken brings out the exegesis of the passage but also makes it practical.

    I hope you had a nice vacation with your family.

  2. David Gadbois said,

    March 4, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Wow, let’s hope the books live up to that kind of hype!

    With Luke commentaries, I’m always curious to see how the author deals with the Quirinius/census problem. I don’t know that there is a majority opinion (amongst conservative scholars) on the issue yet.

  3. March 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Best ever? Well, until my 14-volume (2,000 pages per volume) commentary on 3 John is published next year!

  4. Steven Carr said,

    March 5, 2009 at 9:30 am

    You sure like to make grand sweeping statements without any qualifications don’t you, Lane.

  5. greenbaggins said,

    March 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Steven, I am reporting what someone else said, not my own opinion, since I have not read the book.

  6. G.C. Berkley said,

    March 6, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Hi Lane,

    Do you read much outside of Reformed circles? If so, who do you read? Just wondering….

  7. greenbaggins said,

    March 6, 2009 at 10:50 am

    G.C., right now I am reading Durant’s history of civilization and Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. I always read the best of critical liberal scholarship in Bible commentaries. For my thesis, I am reading quite a few non-Reformed works on theological encyclopedia.

  8. ray said,

    March 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Speaking of books outside of reformed circles… I just finished “The Silmarillion” by J R Tolkien. I thought my kids and I had imagination …this guy had it in spades !

    Speaking of Luke commentaries … what do you not like about John Calvin’s?

    Do some prefer John Gill’s exposition over John Calvin’s commentary on Luke?

  9. greenbaggins said,

    March 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Ray, I haven’t yet read Calvin on Luke, although I will say I wish he had not done it in the method of a harmony of the Gospels. I haven’t read Gill on Luke, either, so I can’t comment on the two together.

  10. Reformed Sinner said,

    March 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Well, Calvin is a man of his time, and the idea of distinctiveness of each Gospel is still in its infancy. Even so, as I read Calvin’s commentary on the harmony of Gospels, I am amazed that when it is warranted he will comment on the distinctiveness of the same passages highlighted by different authors.

    Even thought today’s commentators don’t write in harmony forms, but when reading their comments on the 4 Gospels (by different Reformed and Evangelical authors) sometimes I wonder how many wasted pages are there on my book shelf, because pretty much 80% highlights the same things with the same teachings on the parallel passages.


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