Luke

Headline for Best Bible Commentaries on Luke

Luke is the third book of the New Testament and one of the four gospels. Authorship is traditionally attributed to Luke the Gentile physician and companion of Paul. Luke aims to give a trustworthy account of Jesus’ life and ministry. His theological focus includes the doctrine of salvation and the person of the Holy Spirit. Commentaries on Luke often address the theme of Jesus as the Son of man, Jesus’ birth narrative, the opposition he faced, as well as his death and resurrection.

Luke (two volumes; BECNT) by Darrell L. Bock

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Luke; "comprehensive, well written, and intelligent"
  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Luke
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "very helpful for pastors"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Luke
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Luke; "comprehensive," "clear," "reader friendly"

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Luke (PNTC) by James R. Edwards

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Luke

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Luke (NICNT) by Joel B. Green

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "a useful exposition"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Luke

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Luke (ZECNT) by David E. Garland

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  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Luke; "strong at the exegetical level and helpful at the homiletical level"
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on Luke

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Luke (NIGTC) by I. Howard Marshall

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "careful treatment of the Greek"
  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Luke, "a wealth of helpful material here for those willing to dig"

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Luke (NIVAC) by Darrell L. Bock

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Luke (NAC) by Robert H. Stein

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "a lucid and clear commentary for pastors and scholars"
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Luke; "very helpful intermediate level commentary for pastors and teachers"

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Luke (three volumes; WBC) by John Nolland

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "for those engaged in technical research"
  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Luke; "seminary students will definitely find much of value in this work"

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Luke (TNTC) by Leon Morris

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  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Luke, "great introductory level commentary on Luke"

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Luke (Teach the Text) by R.T. France

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Luke (EGGNT) by Alan J. Thompson

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Matthew, Mark, Luke (ZBBC) by Clint E. Arnold, Ed.

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Luke (SP) by Luke Timothy Johnson

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended, "clear exposition by a Roman Catholic scholar"

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Luke (two volumes; AB) by Joseph A. Fitzmyer

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "invaluable for interpreting Luke"

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Luke ~ Acts (EBC) by Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland, Eds.

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Luke (Interpretation) by Fred B. Craddock

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Luke (For Everyone) by N.T. Wright

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Luke (HNTC) by Trent C. Butler

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