Richard N. Longenecker is the author of the Acts volume in the original and revised editions of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary series.
Longenecker wrote the original version was written in 1981. It is 339 pages. He revised the commentary in 2007. It is now 816 pages. This commentary has been well-reviewed for pastors.
Sunday school teachers and bible study leaders would also benefit from it. It is not technical, so readers do not need to be familiar with Greek to utilize it.
Richard N. Longenecker is a New Testament scholar. For many years he taught at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto. He was Distinguished Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is now retired.
His education includes B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wheaton College, and a Ph.D. from New College in the University of Edinburgh. He was also honored with a D.D. from Wycliffe College.
Longenecker is the author of numerous books and over fifty published articles in scholarly and professional journals.
He authored a major commentary on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, which was published by Eerdmans in the “New International Greek Testament Commentary” series in 2016.
Hardcover: 816 pages
Publisher: Zondervan Academic; Revised edition (2007)
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Expositor’s Bible Commentary Cover Designs
Originally, the EBC series were released as 12 hardback volumes. The first volume is comprised of articles on various subjects such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This 12-volume hardback edition was later released with a mostly black cover design with purple striping. Still later, a two-volume abridged edition of the original edition was published with a blue cover design. Also, New Testament volumes were published in paperback for a few years.
The Revised edition of the EBC series — in hardcopy or electronic format — has had just one cover design. There is no volume that is comprised entirely of articles like in the original edition. To date, no revised volumes have been released in paperback format.
Not every volume in the original series was revised.
To see a full list of which were, see the main page for Expositor’s Bible Commentary series.
Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series once again gathers the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.
Its fifty-six contributors, thirty of whom are new, represent the best in evangelical scholarship committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible. This pack includes the 5 volumes covering the New Testament; 8 volumes covering the Old Testament are also available.
The thoroughly revised features include:
- Comprehensive introductions
- Short and precise bibliographies
- Detailed outlines
- Insightful expositions of passages and verses
- Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture
- Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues
- Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question
- Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes
- A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion
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