Readable, perceptive, and academically thorough, the New Beacon Bible Commentary
will help you gain a deeper understanding of the message and meaning of each book of the Bible.
Written from a Wesleyan theological perspective, this outstanding commentary provides readers from every walk of life a new standard for studying and interpreting the Bible in the 21st Century.Luke 9-24
includes the following features:
- Contemporary scholarship - from notable experts in the Wesleyan Theological Tradition
- Convenient Introductory material - including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, and hermeneutical issues
- Clear, verse-by-verse explanations - which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the biblical text in its original language
- Comprehensive annotation - divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text
- Helpful sidebars - which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archaeological connections, historical relevance, and cultural customs
- An expanded bibliography - for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes
The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insights and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.David Neale continues this second volume of NBBC Luke by once more highlighting the unique features and contributions of this Gospel. Beginning where NBBC Luke 1-9 left off, this volume takes up Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, where the narrative proceeds to his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. As before, we hear again the timeless stories that are distinctly Luke’s, such as the parable of the good Samaritan and the story of Zacchaeus. All throughout is the optimistic message that no matter the sin or failure, a person may freely choose to repent, be forgiven, and begin a new, holy life. This good news, moreover, is not exclusive; a second chance is offered to all, not only Jews but also Gentiles. For Neale, this optimism resonates with the hopeful and open message of Wesleyanism.As with Luke 1-9, Neale brings to Luke 9-24 his insightful scholarship and theological acumen, as well as a keen eye for practical application. This NBBC again is another wothy addition to any Christian’s library.
David Neale is Vice-President and Academic Dean at Booth University College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Previously he served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ambrose University College (formerly Canadian Nazarene University College) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He holds a BA in Sociology from Idaho State University, an MA in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, England.