C.E.B. Cranfield – Romans – International Critical Commentary

Romans commentary by C.E.B. CranfieldC.E.B. Cranfield is the author of the Romans volume in the International Critical Commentary series.

This commentary was originally published as a green, two-volume, hardback.

This edition is technical in nature.

ICC commentaries have been published since the 1880’s.

Cranfield’s Romans volumes were published in the 1970’s.

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, certain volumes were published as abridged paperbacks that are not technical in nature.

The paperbacks have a gray or pink cover design.

Volume Reviews

D. A. Carson calls this commentary a “best buy” on Romans. It is “undoubtedly important…provides students with an education in grammatical exegesis.”

Craig Blomberg notes that it’s a “priority” commentary on Romans.

Tom Schreiner recommend this commentary, calling it “technical but outstanding commentary” and “rich theological insights.”

Keith Mathison ranks it the #5 commentary on Romans, calling it “one of the most thorough commentaries on this book.”

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Volume Details

Series: International Critical Commentary
Paperback: 474 pages
Publisher: T&T Clark; 1 edition (June 26, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0567084051
ISBN-13: 978-0567084057

Series Overview

The International Critical Commentary (ICC) series in one of the oldest biblical resources that is still in publication. Commentary volumes in the ICC series are noted for their high-quality exegesis, their technical nature, and their exegetical and theological interpretations, which reflect liberal and critical conclusions.

Authors who contributed volumes to the ICC series at the turn of the 20th century were among the most well-respected scholars of their day. Authors who have contributed to the revised volumes at the turn of the 21st century are some of the most well-respected scholars today.

In each commentary, former and current authors interact with the original languages of Scripture and relevant biblical scholarship to such a degree that readers who do not read Greek, Hebrews, and Latin — whose words are printed without translation — may not find the series helpful. Authors also provide archaeological, historical, and literary insights.

The authors come from a variety of ecclesiastical backgrounds and were not chosen for their theological convictions: “No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.”

The editors of the ICC series have diverse backgrounds. The first editors were Hebrew scholar Samuel Rolles Driver (d. 1914), Anglican clergyman, Alfred A. Plummer (d. 1926), and American Presbyterian Charles Augustus Briggs (d. 1913). The current editors of the series are Graham I. Davies, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Studies at Cambridge University, and Christopher M. Tuckett, Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford.