It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. Within the writing itself are some clues as to who the author was. Without this historical record, little would be known about the expansion of the church. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. Zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament.
Exegetical exercise acts 4 2331 matters of interpretation. Interpretation through the exegesis of acts 1 and 2. From now on, any exegesis of acts will need to take into account this major work. August 20, 2018 josephrgreene a busy summer that included teaching biblical greek at tyndale theological seminary in the netherlands meant no time for blog posting. The text is from early in the book of acts, extension of the gospel of luke, 8090 ce. Acts 7 commentary greek testament critical exegetical. The book of acts was intended to be a sequel to a plurality of gospels, which luke refers to as many. Copeland hundreds of free sermon outlines and bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. Stephen said some words from the book by the prophet isaiah isaiah 66. The book of acts the book of acts is known as the birth of the church.
Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible. Acts was written by the author of lukes gospel, luke. The combined sixtyeight chapters of the synoptic gospels contain only thirtyfour references to the holy spirit. Acts of the apostles, the second part of the work that begins with the gospel according to luke, is the story of the early church after jesuss.
It is filled with all the drama, thrills, adventure and. Summary the book of acts, which continues the narrative that luke began in his gospel, is especially important because it was the first written history of the c. The acts of the apostles often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth book of the new testament. Doughty southside christian church january 2014 introduction. Following his authoritative twovolume commentary on luke in the acclaimed becnt series, darrell bock now provides a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on acts in this latest addition to the series.
The book of acts is read as a historiographical work in which its author rewrites traditions. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of actssociological, historical, and theological. The holy spirit in the book of acts preaching source. Moreover, acts is the connecting link between christs life and. Exegetical sermon series on the book of acts with a note on scope. By comparison to other portions of the new testament the special significance of the holy spirit in the book of acts can be demonstrated. A commentary on the acts of the apostles by pastor galen l. The author of the acts of the apostles is the same author of the gospel of luke. Craig keener on the historicity of the book of acts. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of acts sociological, historical, and theologicalto help them. Therefore, it is reasonable to include lukes purpose for acts as falling under his purpose for the book of luke. The author of this book is identical with that of the third gospel, as plainly appears from the circumstance that in its address, to a certain theophilus, reference is made to a former work, on the acts.
General resources for the book of acts check the scripture index for links and study resources pertaining to specific pericopes. With attention to issues that continue to surface in todays church, the zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament series offers pastors, students, and teachers a focused resource for reading, teaching, and preaching the book of acts. Thus, to read acts for all its worth, it is necessary to attend to the connections not only with lukes gospel, but also with those other narratives that recount the story of jesus echoed in acts. Exegetical commentaries books that seek to grapple with various aspects of interpretation.
The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document. Somewhat surprisingly, a sociohistorical approach to acts still needs to be defended and its value demonstrated. An ancient prologue to lukes gospel indicates that luke was first a follower of the apostles and then became close with paul. Exegetical sermon series on the book of acts with a note. Acts overview greek testament critical exegetical commentary. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Acts zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament.
Acts baker exegetical commentary on the new testament. Acts intro to acts biblica the international bible society. The book of acts tells the story of both the glorious and tumultuous early years of the church. The book of acts informs us that they were generous, sacrificial, considerate and loving. The book of acts also describes the work of the two apostles peter and paul. The acts of the apostles, fifth book of the new testament, a valuable history of. As was stated, acts is the second part of what was originally a twopart, single volume i.
His work blends academic depth with readability, making it a useful tool for. The context for this story begins with gods call of abram, when god promised, all of the families of the earth will be blessed in you genesis 12. While the old testament relates the story of israel as gods. Acts was written in greek, presumably by the evangelist luke, whose gospel.
Luke was the author of two booksthe gospel of luke which tells the story of the life of jesus and the acts of the apostles which tells the story of the early church. Research paper on exegesis of the book of acts chapter assignment would cite it, he wins over a splinter of the church or a representation of the incorporation of a fringe group into mainstream christianity. The new international commentary on the new testament. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. The world never understands any genuine work of god. Book of acts explained the acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of acts. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of acts sociological, historical, and theological. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. Study basics about bible books, people, dates, places, and content, and take webbased selftests. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons.
Acts 1 commentary greek testament critical exegetical. Luke was not jewish, and it appears that he translated rather literally from an aramaic source. An exegetical and theological exposition of holy scripture the new american commentary polhill, john b. In the description of the happenings in acts, certain passages make. Acts, expository sermons from the executable outlines series by mark a. An exegetical and theological exposition of holy scripture the new american commentary. Passages like this display the completely historical character of the book of acts. Acts and historical narrative, at luther seminarys bible tutor. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. The episode begins with a chance meeting between paul and a group said to be in the number of twelve men. Rhoda is so excited to hear from peter that she leaves him out at the gate.
Both books are addressed to theophilus, and the latter acts refers. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. Distinguished scholar eckhard schnabel brings a lifetime of lukan scholarship full circle with this intricately detailed exegetical commentary on the book of acts. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. The emphatic yet is intended to note the remarkable fact, that up to this moment his blind persecuting rage against the disciples of the lord burned as fiercely as ever. Acts recounts the story of the early church from the time of jesus ascension to pauls arrival as a prisoner in rome. The temple in this book called acts was the third temple. Exegetical analysis of the book of acts xavier becerra using an aspect of exegetical sociorhetorical criticism, this paper identifies four principles of empowerment found within the book of acts in chapters 1, 2, 4, 6 and 15 that are very different. The accessions to the exegetical literature of the book of acts since that date have been on the whole meagre. A better title would be the acts or the workings of the holy spirit, because he is the real main character of the book. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew henry. The presence and working of the holy spirit is the dominating mark of the book of acts.
The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. Introduction to the book of acts study resources blue letter bible. Craig keener to discuss the book of acts as history. To understand the early church we must see them as a unit rather than individual members. The book of acts was written to show us they were not this but rather something entirely new. The acts of the apostles the book of acts acts provides an eyewitness account of the early beginnings of the church and gives an accurate record of the birth and growth of the christian church life application study bible, 1991. Exploding with popularity, the zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament series now offers acts as one of its flagship volumes. Book of acts overview insight for living ministries.
An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Suncoast bible fellowship sunday school exegesis of the book of acts. Public domain via wikimedia commons the book of the month this month. His work blends academic depth with readability, making it a useful tool for students, teachers, scholars, and pastors alike. Because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that peter stood before the gate.
Acts is a transitional book in the sense that it gives us the record of the way god moved in the minds and hearts of men to found and establish the church and begin its great work in the world today. Bock provides a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on acts in this latest addition to the acclaimed becnt series. Acts 9 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Bible commentaries heinrich meyers critical and exegetical commentary on the new testament acts. An exegetical commentary baker academic, 2012, we sat down to with dr. Acts 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, originally published in four parts, is a digest of vatious readings and marginal references. Best acts commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. This would indicate it was matthew, mark, luke, or john.
There is some overlap between the end of the gospel and the beginning of acts. Acts overview meyers critical and exegetical commentary. Although the author does not name himself, evidence. Lukes preoccupation with the christian community as the spiritguided bearer of the word of salvation rules out of his book detailed histories of the activity of most. The book of acts in the new testament is the history of what the first christians were. Keener treats hermeneutical issues and the historical reliability of the text astutely and clearly. Teaming with exegetical insight and well situated historical information to further illuminate. In the first volume of this fourvolume commentary, craig keener introduces the book of acts and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters, including more than 10,000 references from extrabiblical ancient sources. Tertullus took care to present the action of lysias in an unfavourable light, since he had baulked the violence of the jews. You will also find options for commentaries on acts that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the bible, commentaries that approach the scripture versebyverse, classic christian commentaries, and much more.729 1224 1191 1488 1476 480 565 349 1155 1471 211 307 727 382 183 941 1303 1010 443 1549 1076 319 734 871 1199 271 33 769 80 743 445 445 12 708 840 756 475 28 17 155 1496 1071 924 1071 769 690 1317