The Gospel of Luke: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
Full of helpful information
This commentary is full of helpful information: linguistic, historical, textual, theological, etc. I almost gave it a 4 because of the very cramped format that is quite different from most commentaries (including others in this series).
If you can get past the dense format of the text, and you have some basic working knowledge of Greek, you will benefit from Marshall's learned and sober exegesis of Luke's Gospel.
June 3, 2012
This commentary provides a thorough analysis of the Greek text of the Gospel of Luke and isgeared toward the serious reader of the New Testament who wants to understand the nuances and complexitiy of the Greek. Enormously learned, detailed in its textual, literary, redaction and tradition criticism, Marshall displays his customary grasp of the full rangeof contemporary scholarship and does excellentwork in putting forth the various positions held by numerous scholars; but he neverthelessis pointedly dismissive of twentieth century liberal criticism. The vast majority of his insights prove reliable, helpful, and incisive, however, in a thoroughly conventional vein. These features, together with the orderly manner in which the material is presented, render the book a valuable contribution for the understanding of the Gospel of Luke. Furthermore, if you want to find consistently conservative views on the authorship, dating and textual integrity, thenthis is the place to go.
September 10, 2008
I disagree with the reviewer of October 07, 2005, for this commentary is a must. See my review of July 21, 2001, for I still believe this to be one of the best on Luke, even surpassing the one by Bock. Buy it without any hesitation.
June 4, 2006
Don't waste your money. Filled with redundant, inconclusive and barren source criticism and little else. Apparently the product is for some narrow portion of the academic community.Jerry Reimer
October 7, 2005