Choose from over 110 bible commentaries freely available online at for sermon, bible study, and sunday school preparation. The gospel therefore is to go to the regions beyond, and that nation as such meanwhile has been given up to a state of sad. This commentary has been through advanced checking. In the beginning of the book of acts, jesus promised the apostles, you will receive power when the holy spirit has come upon you. But ye will receive power, the holy spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in jerusalem and in all judaea and samaria and to the end of the earth. Bock provides a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on acts in this latest addition to the acclaimed becnt series. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of acts. Book of acts have influenced later church councils in their decisions, or how those. When a dispute arose within the church regarding the daily distribution of food, the twelve realized that they needed help administering the day to day operation of the church. They are written by some of the most knowledgeable theologians in church history.
This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on acts. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Carefully transcribed and edited, these texts give us a new appreciation for lightfoots contributions to. This chapter recounts the tragic fall of ananias and sapphira acts 5. Its subject and intention is nicely summarised by the words of the lord in chapter 1. This statement reflects the underlying purpose of the new international commentary on the new testament. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. They present a careful sectionbysection exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all greek.
Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. There are a number of good commentaries on the book of acts. Bruce was a well respected biblical scholar and his commentaries and books have greatly benefited the church of christ. Specializing in the historical sociological context of the nt bruce was a natural selection for this volume, the book of the acts nicnt, which presents the message and acts of the apostolic church and its leaders. Frequent use is made of well done illustrations, especially from our daily bread. It opens with a greeting to theophilus, who was also the intended recipient of lukes gospel. This commentary on acts, his magnum opus, is one of the largest and most thoroughly documented acts commentaries available. Recently discovered in the durham cathedral library, j. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of actssociological, historical, and theological. In this passage, luke is restating the great commission challenge jesus gave in luke 24. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries. Osvaldo padilla explores fresh avenues of understanding the book of acts by examining the text in light of the most recent research on the book itself, philosophical hermeneutics, genre theory and historiography. The eight handbooks were dedicated to people who, in different ways, had a.
The theology of work bible commentary is the only commentary covering what every book of the bible says about work. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. Highly respected new testament scholar craig keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. Now the second volume, acts, will detail jesus continuing work through his apostles that he had chosen and the work of the holy spirit who would be. Witnesses to the world volume 5 21st century biblical commentary series ger, steven on. An immense amount of apostolic service is left unrecorded, and mention is made of just a few incidents which serve to show the way the spirit of god operated in bearing witness to the risen and exalted jesus, and in conducting the disciples into the fulness of christian blessing.
Like ben witheringtons previous commentary conflict and community in corinth, this commentary breaks fresh ground in providing a detailed social and rhetorical analysis of the book of acts. The acts is an historical book, but it is not mere history. Those eight books are now combined into the onevolume bridgeway bible commentary, which is a companion in size, style and format to the bridgeway bible dictionary, an a to z of biblical information. Overview bible commentaries read and study from over. You will be witnesses to me in jerusalem, in all judea and samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth 1. Approximately 2 million christians who work, pastors, scholars and others access it free online every year. Joseph a alexander acts commentary 1857, 1866 over pages. The hermeneia series is designed to be a critical and historical commentary to the bible without arbitrary limits in size or scope. Bruce rylands professor of biblical criticism and exegesis, university of manchester, england introduces this exellcent commentary on the book of acts with a fitting discussion on the canonicity of the new testament, aptly noting that marcions canon did not compel them to create the canon of holy scripture which has ever since, with minor variations, been accepted by the church. The first volume, the gospel of luke, shows as luke says, all that jesus began to do and teach. Expert help for understanding the bible each volume in the understanding the bible commentary series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The temple in this book called acts was the third temple. For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often will help on word meaning and. Bruce was arguably the most influential nt scholar of his generation.
He cites an encyclopedia entry which he believes best represents the book. Pauls commentary clearly states that the church was the mystery which has been hidden from the. There are lots of bible commentaries on the acts of the apostles, but bookcaps offers one of the first electronic bible commentaries for the modern reader. Witnesses to the world volume 5 21st century biblical commentary series. A biblical commentary is a written systematic series of explanations and interpretations of scripture. After rising from the dead, jesus met with his disciples and followers, giving convincing proofs that he was alive. Difficult passages of the old testament will come alive with wiersbes clear, non. For example, in the pcs commentary on the book of isaiah, the word church is used 827 times, despite the fact that the church is not found in the old testament. Acts 5 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible.
Covering almost passages of scripture, it incorporates a wealth of applications, examples, and ilustrations in formats ranging from video and audio to pictures and text. The text of the book is identical to the earlier edition so this is a true reprint rather than a second edition. These notes have been compiled while leading various bible studies over the past 30 years. Israel has publicly, positively refused the appeal of spirit of god to reconsider their rejection of christ.
It traces the first decades in the history of the church after the resurrection of christ, focusing in particular on the work of peter and paul. Bruce had been studying the gospel of john for more than thirty years when he wrote this book and now the book is another thirty years in the past. The following are the five that i have found to be the most helpful. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them.
Lightfoots commentary on the acts of the apostles is a landmark event of great significance to both church and academy. They directed the church to select seven men of good. The acts of the apostles pillar new testament commentary by david g. The first in the series is a 1983 commentary on the gospel of john by f. The book of acts is the link between the gospels and the epistles. The design of luke, in writing acts, was to supply, by select and suitable instances, an. The theology of work bible commentary bible commentary. This work sets acts in its firstcentury context making it useful for the study of early christianity as well as biblical text. Written by wellknown and popular theologians, bible commentaries aid in the study of scripture by providing explanation and interpretation of biblical text. You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side. Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of new testament scholars, the. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven bible gateway. It will utilize the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism often slighted in modern commentaries, the methods of the history of tradition including genre and prosodic analysis, and the history of religion.
This advanced introduction to the study of acts covers important questions about authorship, genre, history, theology, and. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. Written in a readable style, with more detailed interaction with scholarly discussion found in the various excursuses, this commentary draws on the best new insights from a number of disciplines. Best acts commentaries updated for 2020 best bible.
Proceeding pericope by pericope bruce unpacks this dense book on multiple. Stephen said some words from the book by the prophet isaiah isaiah 66. Book of acts new international commentary on the new. Study acts using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven.
Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. But stephen reminded the jews that god was bigger than any temple. This commentary includes an introduction to the acts of the apostles including the history of the text, the structure, and the themes, a chapter by chapter summary, and discussion questions. Sir william ramsay, after making a critical study of lukes writings, declared that luke was the greatest historian, ancient or modern. This twovolume set gives a clear, concise look at biblical life and meaning, compiling all of wiersbes new testament be books. Book of acts matthew henrys bible commentary concise. The approach is generally expositional, with emphasis on sound doctrine, original language studies see in depth greek word studies. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. Written in the late 19th century, commentary on the acts of the apostles is a versebyverse look at acts, which mcgarvey believed many theologians had misunderstood before. It is no different than with this work on the book of acts.
The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of luke. Acts 5 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Whether you are just beginning to read scripture or have been studying the bible daily, commentaries offer greater understanding with background information on authorship, history, setting, and theme of the gospel. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of god.1447 281 1146 721 905 1356 344 837 504 1150 80 34 64 1045 1165 312 749 720 177 310 950 873 222 189 819 57 247 1259 1351