Item description for Commentary-Luke (NIV Application Commentary) by Darrell L. Bock...
Overview Most commentaries focus on the original meaning of the Bible but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done. The NIV Application Commentary Series helps with both halves of Bible study. Discover the original meaning of Luke and how his message has the same impact today.
Publishers Description Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.42" Width: 6.27" Height: 1.39" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1996
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series NIV Application Commentary
ISBN 0310493307 ISBN13 9780310493303 UPC 025986493301
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More About Darrell L. Bock
Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is executive director for cultural engagement at the Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he also serves as senior research professor of New Testament studies. Benjamin I. Simpson (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of New Testament studies and director of resource development at the Washington, DC, campus of Dallas Theological Seminary.
Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Luke (NIV Application Commentary)?
One of the best in the NIV Application series Jan 12, 2007
I own Darrell Bock's 2-volume work on Luke with the Baker Exegetical Series. I found this commentary to be even more helpful. Bock displays an in-depth understanding of the Gospel of Luke. Not only does he present a sound exposition of the message of Luke, but he gives the reader excellent application for today. I own many of the volumes in the NIV Application Commentary. This one is one of the best in the series. You won't be disappointed with this commentary on Luke.
Excellent pratical pastoral tool Mar 23, 2006
This commentary provides the Pastor with yet another excellent pratical tool in helping to demonstrate the practicality of God's word to His people and the world around them. I love the series and have used it for years. This member of the collection continues the tradition of excellence established by the volumes previously published. I highly recommend it.
Good entry-level commentary Dec 30, 2004
From what I hear, Darrell Bock's Baker commentary on Luke is an outstanding resource. Bock's knowledge of Luke-Acts shines here as well, along with his pastoral heart. In the theme of the IVP and NIV Application Commentary series, this focuses on application, though not as much as the NIVAC. Bock does a good job handling the individual pericopes of the gospel, with a strength on tracing major themes in Luke-Acts and showing the flow behind Luke's ordering of each event vs. the other Gospels. Although the NIV is used, Bock doesn't hesitate to use the NRSV or a literal rendering when necessary (e.g., "justified" in both 7:29 and 7:35, otherwise obscured in the NIV). Technical notes are generally resorted to footnotes.
I wish this edition were as in depth (only 390 pages for 24 chapters!), but it's still a good commentary for someone wanting to gain scholarly access to Luke and apply it to their lives.
Good commentary Jun 2, 2003
This commentary is the third one written on Luke by the same author. It focuses on contemperary application of Luke's message. One might need another (more detailed) commentary to determine the original meaning of the text. Those with necessary training in the Biblical Greek should consult his two-volume commentary published by Baker.
Easy to read commentary Aug 21, 1999
Nice easy to read commentary that goes into enough depth to be useful - but does not suffer from academic dryness.