Accessible, up-to-date, and brilliantly formatted teaching commentaries for pastors, teachers, and Bible study leaders.
France's volume Luke
presents the Gospel of Luke as taught by one of this era's most admired scholars. Bringing a lifetime of study to this important New Testament book, France's lucid presentation allows students to learn all about Jesus' life and teachings in a pedagogically friendly format.
The Teach the Text Commentary series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication.
Each unit of the commentary includes:
- the big idea
- key themes of the passage
- sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text
- full-color illustrations, maps, and photos
To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach. Full-color illustrations, maps, and photos are included throughout each volume to illustrate the world and events described in the Bible.
R. T. France (PhD, Tyndale Hall) was a New Testament scholar and served as a senior lecturer at London Bible College; principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University; and honorary research fellow at Bangor University. He was the author or editor of many books, including the New Bible Commentary, the commentary on Matthew in the New International Commentary on the New Testament, and the commentary on Mark in the New International Greek New Testament Commentary.
SERIES GENERAL EDITORS
Mark L. Strauss (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego. He is the author or editor of many books and articles, including How to Read the Bible in Changing Times and Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels.
John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Survey of the Old Testament, Old Testament Today, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.
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