5 Stars Out Of 5
June 29, 2017
Darrell Bock is clearly one of the most-respected scholars on Luke and his Gospel. Its interesting to note that Bock first turned out a major commentary on Luke Gospel in the BECNT series before he attempted this more streamlined, expositional approach. His love of Lukes Gospel is clear and he seems to enjoy this chance to move past the technical discussion of Luke to this more relevant approach.
He begins his Introduction of Luke by explaining Lukes unique place among the Gospels. He skillfully discusses authorship, audience, date, and purposes and arrives at reasonable conclusions throughout. He briefly outlines Lukes major theological themes and explains the value of preaching Luke. His is a good example of a succinct Introduction for these mid-level commentaries.
In the commentary he made the leap from his earlier exegetical commentary to this type of work. I thought he found his voice as a clear commentator on Luke quite well. In a briefer format, he was able to give meaningful help. His BECNT work is more well known, but I believe this book could help a greater swath of people. I recommend it.
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