David E. Garland is the author of the Luke volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.
This commentary is well-reviewed for its ability to simply the exegesis of the text and to make application in a way that is helpful for pastors who are preaching through Luke.
It is considered one of the best Luke commentaries available today.
David E. Garland (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is William B. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures and dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University.
He is the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary and the author of various books and commentaries, including Mark and Colossians-Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary, and the article on Mark in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary.
The ZECNT series is a well-reviewed commentary series that reflects a broadly evangelical theology.
Luke wrote as a historian, theologian, and pastor, and Garland’s commentary strives to follow suit in assisting those who will preach and teach the text and those who seek to understand it better.
The series is designed for pastors, professors, and bible students.
Laypeople who can follow in-depth discussions on biblical exegesis and biblical scholarship will also benefit from this series and this volume.
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Series: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
Hardcover: 1040 pages
Publisher: Zondervan Academic (December 4, 2011)
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Theological and Canonical Significance: This portion of the commentary will focus on providing a theological and applicational discussion of the main thrust of the passage. This section will build the theological discussion on the exegesis of the text by synthesizing the theology of the passage and elaborating on it.
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