The Gospel According To Luke
The Gospel According To Luke

The Gospel According To Luke

in Pillar New Testament Commentary

by James R. Edwards

5 Rank Score: 5.16 from 3 reviews, 0 featured collections, and 5 user libraries
Pages 859
Publisher Eerdmans
Published 2015
ISBN-13 9780802837356
This new Pillar commentary devotes attention throughout to the vocabulary, historical background, special themes, and narrative purpose that make the book of Luke unique among the four Gospels.

Though the Gentile focus of Luke is often held to be primary, James Edwards counterbalances that by citing numerous evidences of Luke's overarching interest in depicting Jesus as the fulfillment of the providential work of God in the history of Israel, and he considers the possibility that Luke himself was a Jew. Edwards also draws out other important thematic issues in excursuses scattered throughout the commentary, including discussion of Luke's infancy narrative, the mission of Jesus as the way of salvation, and Luke's depiction of the universal scope of the gospel.

This readable, relevant commentary attends to the linguistic, historical, literary, and theological elements of Luke that are essential to its meaning and considers Luke's significance for the church and the life of faith today.


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BrandonSCorley BrandonSCorley July 4, 2022
Extremely underrated commentary on Luke. I would for sure put this one above Marshall's commentary, and might even put it in the top 2 overall along with Bock. Essential to have for anyone trying to discover the meaning of Luke's gospel.
Warren Truesdale Warren Truesdale March 31, 2019
Edwards has written an engaging and learned exposition of Luke’s Gospel. Edwards introduces the Gospel saying, “Luke’s Gospel is not a testimony of his ideas, or even of his faith. It narrates events that have been brought to completion among us, i.e., the concrete and saving acts of God that have been fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The gospel is not a noble moral proclamation, nor can it be reduced to a set of abstract teachings and truths. It is not something that Luke or any witness can take credit for…[it’s] a history of what God has done, to which the proper human responses are belief and proclamation.” (41) Edwards is strongest in following the narrative development of Luke and discussing literary features within the narrative. [Full Review]
Mark Eschle Mark Eschle April 20, 2017
A great addition to the Pillar series. A fine and well written commentary on the Gospel of Luke.