Luke & John (#09 in Quicknotes Simplified Bible Commentary Series)
It's All Greek to Me! New Bible Commentary Series Opens Up Scripture to Laypeople For many people, serious study of the Bible can be a daunting undertaking. But seeing the Bible from an historical and cultural perspective, as...
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It's All Greek to Me!
New Bible Commentary Series Opens Up Scripture to Laypeople
For many people, serious study of the Bible can be a daunting undertaking. But seeing the Bible from an historical and cultural perspective, as well as understanding the original meanings of biblical words, adds to a richer Bible-reading experience. Now, Christians of all ages and backgrounds can study with greater ease with the QuickNotes Simplified Bible Commentary Series, which begins to release in 2007 (Barbour Publishing).
Designed for both personal study and church use—for Sunday school and small group preparation, for example—the QuickNotes series will include 12 volumes, with 7 focused on the Old Testament and 5 on the New Testament. The series launches in November with Volume 8: Matthew & Mark, edited by Dr. Stephen Leston, Dr. Mark Strauss, and Dr. Ian Fair.
Additional volumes include:
Volume 9: Luke–John, February 2008,
Dr. Mark Strauss, Dr. Stephen Leston, and Robert Deffinbaugh
Volume 10: Acts–2 Corinthians, May 2008,
Dr. Peter Barnes and Dr. Mark Strauss Volume 11: Galatians–Philemon, August 2008
Volume 12: Hebrews–Revelation, November 2008
Volumes 1–7: Old Testament, Beginning February 2009 Each volume offers section-by-section commentary that shows readers the logical flow and theme of each Bible book, as well as the historical and literary context of the verses. QuickNotes also explains unusual customs and difficult Bible verses in each passage. For controversial sections and topics, major interpretations are presented. One unique aspect of this commentary series is the inclusion of "Take It Home" boxes at the end of each section, which offer thought-provoking questions designed to help readers apply Bible knowledge to their lives. The commentary is designed to work with any Bible translation.
Here's a commentary for the everyday Christian-not just the Bible scholar. This 12-volume series is designed for Christians of all ages and backgrounds, those seeking an accessible reference that aids personal Bible study or Sunday school preparation. The second volume to release (number 9 in the set) covers the Gospels of Luke and John.
Mark L. Strauss (PhD., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He is the author of The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts; Distorting Scripture? The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy; Luke in the Illustrated Bible Background Commentary; The Essential Bible Companion; and Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels.
He has recently completed the The Gospel of Mark for Expositor's Bible Commentary and is writing The Gospel of Mark for the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary. His professional associations include the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a frequent preacher at San Diego area churches and has served in three interim pastorates.