Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament

Reviews of Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament Commentary Series

john commentary coverOn the Ephesians volume:

“Ephesians is a theologically rich, spiritually refreshing text, but its Greek is often ambiguous and difficult. Ben Merkle’s exegetical guide provides a concise, clear explanation of the Greek with helpful suggestions for preaching the text. This will be a useful volume to any minister of the gospel who values straightforward, expositional preaching and is preparing a sermon on this important part of God’s Word.”

– Frank Thielman, Presbyterian Professor of Divinity and professor of New Testament, Beeson Divinity School

“Ben Merkle’s commentary on Ephesians should be on the shelf of everyone who studies the Greek text of Ephesians. Three things stand out in this commentary. First, the structure of the text is nicely portrayed so that readers can see the flow of the argument. These structural layouts alone are worth the price of the book. Second, the book concisely and clearly sets forth the various grammatical options. Merkle fairly and wisely adjudicates among the various options. Third, Merkle’s commentary on the text captures well the theology in one of Paul’s most important letters.”

– Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, professor of biblical theology, and associate dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Purpose of Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament Commentary Series

The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT) closes the gap between the Greek text and the available lexical and grammatical tools, providing all the necessary information for greater understanding of the text. The series makes interpreting any given New Testament book easier, especially for those who are hard pressed for time but want to preach or teach with accuracy and authority.

Each volume begins with a brief introduction to the particular New Testament book, a basic outline, and a list of recommended commentaries. The body is devoted to paragraph-by-paragraph exegesis of the Greek text and includes homiletical helps and suggestions for further study. A comprehensive exegetical outline of the New Testament book completes each EGGNT volume.

Volumes in Black’s New Testament Commentary Series

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Ephesians by Benjamin L. Merkle

John by Murray J. Harris

Philippians by Joseph H. Hellerman

1 Peter by Greg Forbes

James by Chris A. Vlachos

Colossians and Philemon by Murray J. Harris


Also see:

Bible Commentary Series (index)

New Testament commentaries (index)

Old Testament commentaries (index)