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Commentary on the New Testament (12 Volumes) [Hardcover]

Richard C Lenski

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12 Nov 1998
In this outstanding commentary series, R. C. H. Lenski interprets the books of the New Testament on the basis of careful and thorough exegetical research. The author, a meticulous student of Greek, provides an original, literal translation of the text. Section by section he examines carefully the background and essential teaching contained in each portion of the New Testament. Writing from a conservative point of view, Lenski uses available sources of exegetical study. He also brings to light new interpretations of Scripture which will be of special interest to the preacher. The author s purpose is to answer the question What does this portion of the Bible say to us? He sees the answer to the question against the background of the whole message of the Word of God.

The treatment is exhaustive; it seems that nothing has been overlooked or omitted.
" Lutheran

A great work of exegesis, every page the result of long meditation, based on rich scholarship, warm with holy reverence for the Word of God.
" Moody Monthly

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  • Hardcover: 1894 pages
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers Inc (12 Nov 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156563408X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565634084
  • Product Dimensions: 31.7 x 24.3 x 27.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,508,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a classic which no expositor should fail to have. 25 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Sell your shirt and buy Linski. This conservative Lutheran exegete ranks in the same pantheon as A. T. Robertson. Here was a scholar absolutely devoted to exgesis of the inspired text. Dr. Curtis Vaughan, my Greek professor, once stated: "I never read Linski without learning something about the text." I agree fully. There are few, if any, single author commentaries on the New Testament that maintain the rigorous excellence that this rare spirit exhibits. His like are gone and shall never be seen again. Buy Linksi, and be an expositor.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Used Lenski for Over 25 Years...A Must Have for Pastors, Theologians 12 Aug 2005
By Edward J. Vasicek - Published on Amazon.com
Lenski writes from a conservative Lutheran perspective and is therefore appreciated by most evangelical pastors and theologians. He is among that small company of "classical scholars." Although laymen could understand most of Lenski's comments, this set is geared for the serious Bible student. I appreciate Lenski's work for several reasons:

(1) Although I do not always agree with him, he evades nothing
(2) He often addresses several possibilities and settles on one in particular
(3) He brings up the Greek where helpful, but does not chase rabbit trails
(4) His writing style can be characterized as concise and precise

On the negative side, he can be a bit too sure of himself, and some volumes are not as useful to those of us who hold different eschatological positions (especially Revelation). Lenski holds distinctive Lutheran views about baptism and the Lord's Supper, but his commentary is so excellent and enlightening that I have long ago forgiven him for these doctrinal differences (this is a tease from a non-Lutheran; I obviously have great respect for many conservative Lutheran scholars)! Since the set was written in the 1930's and 1940's, they do not address some of the most modern theological challenges, but the overwhelming majority of challenges were already up and running in the 1930's, so it is still very, very helpful.

I would not feel "properly armed" as an evangelical pastor without my Lenskis.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great NT exegesis 16 Jun 2000
By "gottliebschaller" - Published on Amazon.com
If you can ever find this for an affordable price, you'll want to snap it up faster than you can say "donumsuperadditum."
Lenski gives great analysis of verbs, historical background, and syntax. If you aren't sure how a particular NT Greek passage fits together, a half hour of study in Lenski will usually provide you with the answer.
Besides the exegesis, there are introductions to each book that give helpful information on the author, date, time of writing, reason for writing, chief themes dealt with, and so on.
Lenski gives you a wealth of NT knowledge. It will greatly assist your work in the Greek NT.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant and unique classic exegetical masterpiece 11 Oct 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Brilliantly written and insightfully rich exposition of the New Testament. Unlike any other modern day N.T. commentary. Lenski is a master of Greek grammar and unwavering in his high view of Scriptural authority. His analysis bring the text of the New Testament to light. He probes deeply and passionately arguing his conclusions masterfully. His conservative Lutheran persuation assures a clear, unbiased perspective. A classic that all preachers of God's word will use over and over.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the set 22 Nov 1999
By Covenantal1509 - Published on Amazon.com
This is a spectacular commentary. His Lutheranism bleeds onto the page to much but if you can over look that it is one of the finest commetaries. Lenski is Solid and extremely quotable.
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