The Gospels and Acts (Holman Apologetics Commentary Of The Bible Series)
This commentary on the Gospels and Acts takes a deliberately apologetic stance, answering critical challenges to the reliability of the text with positive proofs. Contributors: Michael Wilkins (Matthew), Craig Evans (Mark), Darrell Bock (Luke-Acts), and Andreas Kostenberger (John). 812 pages....
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This commentary on the Gospels and Acts takes a deliberately apologetic stance, answering critical challenges to the reliability of the text with positive proofs. Contributors: Michael Wilkins (Matthew), Craig Evans (Mark), Darrell Bock (Luke-Acts), and Andreas Kostenberger (John). 812 pages.
The proliferation of information and its sources makes skimmers of us all. We take a little here and a little there - not giving ourselves the time to evaluate and connect the dots. Skimming the popular media about the Gospels can easily lead one to conclude that these are curious ancient documents whose import has been badly misinterpreted by the church.
A few sound bites in a pre-Christmas or pre-Easter TV documentary. A cynical remark in a religious studies course. Even a work of fiction like Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code can leave the skimmer thinking Jesus is just a figment of some first or second century imaginations.
The Holman Apologetics Commentary on the Bible puts us on pause and invites us to go deeper. This first volume in the series contains a commentary on each of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles that features apologetics-focused analysis and exposition of biblical passages in which apologetics issues arise. Criticisms of the text are answered. Positive proofs are brought to light. And readers are educated in the basic issues of New Testament literature.
Darrell L.Bock (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Professor of Spiritual Development and Culture (CCL) at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Bock has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tubingen University in Germany).He is the author or editor of many books, including the two-volume commentary on Luke and the volume on Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series), Jesus according to Scripture, The Missing Gospels, Jesus in Context, and Studying the Historical Jesus.
Andreas J. Kostenberger (Drs., Vienna University of Economics, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of New Testament/Director of Ph.D. Studies at South East Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest. He is also the editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the author of numerous books including The Gospel of John (Baker Exegetical Commentary of the New Testament) Encountering the Gospel of John, The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament, and The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples according to the Fourth Gospel.
He also translated Adolf Schlatter's two-volume New Testament Theology. His current publications include The Pastoral Epistles (Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary); A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of Godand The Cradle, The Cross and The Crown.
Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has written extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His books include Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies, Luke (New International Bible Commentary), Mark (Word Biblical Commentary), Jesus and the Ossuaries, Fabricating Jesus and Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies. His edited volumes include (with Bruce Chilton) Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research, Dictionary of New Testament Background, From Prophecy To Testament and (with John Collins) Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
He has recently served on the advisory board on The Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs, such as Dateline, and in various documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He most recent work is Matthew (New Cambridge Bible Commentary.)
Michael J. Wilkins (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and the author of several books.