Luke – Joseph A. Fitzmyer – Anchor

Luke commentary - Joseph FitzmyerJoseph A. Fitzmyer is the author of the Luke volumes in the Anchor Bible Commentary series.

It is considered one of the best Luke commentaries available today.

Fitzmyer wrote these volumes in the early 1980’s.

They are technical, so knowing Greek is required to maximize their content. The target audience for these volumes is professors, scholars, and advanced graduate students.

Fitzmyer takes a moderately critical approach to the text. In contrast, I. Howard Marshall’s technical commentary on Luke in the New International Greek Commentary on the New Testament series is conservative.

Fitzmyer affiliates with the Catholic church. He is a Jesuit priest and professor emeritus at the Catholic University of America.

Volume Details

Hardcover: 837 pages
Publisher: Doubleday & Co. (1982)
ISBN-10: 0385005156
ISBN-13: 978-0385005159

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Series Overview

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It aims to present the best contemporary scholarship in a way that is accessible not only to scholars, but also to the educated nonspecialist.

Its approach is grounded in exact translation of the ancient languages and an appreciation of the historical and cultural context in which the biblical books were written supplemented by insights from modern methods, such as sociological and literary criticism.

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