in Tyndale New Testament Commentaries
Publisher InterVarsity Press
The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (TNTC) have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelicals scholars, including F. F. Bruce, Leon Morris, N. T. Wright, and Donald Guthrie, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament.Formerly distributed by Eerdmans Publishing Co., InterVarsity Press is pleased to begin offering this series as a compliment to the popular Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (TOTC). Like the TOTCs, the TNTC volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.
Solid is the word that sums up this commentary. The relationship of Luke to the other Gospels is a particular highlight of the introduction and one that other books in the series defer to. Throughout the commentary, Dr. Morris tends to have a summary introduction of a longer passage and then break it down one or two verses at a time. This is a nice approach as it sets the stage for the deeper exegesis and sometimes compares the passage to its setting in the other Gospels. He is clearly an accomplished scholar, as he often relates verses to other Jewish writings of the time which the armchair commentary reader might not otherwise be aware of. The author also doesn't shy away from controversies but approaches them with a solid Biblical view that most will appreciate. Well worth reading.
Fantastic. Surprisingly for an intro level commentary, Morris makes one feel like nothing important has been left out. He has a knack for squeezing textual criticism issues, relevant greek discussion, historical background and application all into short paragraphs at a level a laymen can understand. Conservative
The inherent and deliberate limits of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries means that this volume is relatively short (370 pages) and written at a popular level. This is the entry-level commentary for those who would like just one volume on Luke. Morris has written commentaries on many books of the Bible and they are uniformly sound even if they are rarely considered the top of the class. [Full Review]
Christians should pick up and read anything they find by the late Leon Morris. For those who may not have the time to dig into a 2,100 page commentary and are looking for a great introductory level commentary on Luke, Morris is the place to begin. [Full Review]