High Definition Commentaries

The High Definition Commentaries combine advanced linguistic and literary analysis in a practical and accessible format. Based on his research into Greek discourse analysis, Steven Runge applies his linguistic and exegetical expertise to guide your study. These commentaries give you a guided tour of the Greek text, highlighting the linguistic and literary clues to help illuminate Scripture.

“Steve Runge is not only one of the pioneers of discourse analysis of the Greek New Testament, but he is also a pioneer of a new type of New Testament commentary: one that is built on the rigorous observations of discourse analysis, and yet is packaged in a very accessible manner to be used by anyone wanting a helpful guide through the text.”

Constantine R. Campbell, professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“The High Definition Commentaries are a perfect example of how scholars can simplify insights in a way that easily profits the pulpit and pew.”

Nijay Gupta, professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary


The Power of Discourse Analysis

How would our understanding of the Greek text change if we read it for what it is? We can better identify an author’s intent by examining the linguistic and literary clues in the text. But you don’t need to know Greek to benefit from the discourse analysis in these commentaries! Each volume walks you through the linguistic devices used by the biblical book, explaining what these devices teach us. They give you a guided tour of the Greek text—minus the unnecessary details.

The High Definition Advantage

The High Definition Commentaries include professionally designed artwork to illustrate key ideas in the biblical text. The beautiful graphics in this commnetary help you better understand each passage for yourself, but they really excel for teaching others. They can help you explain key ideas using something other than a translation or a verbal description, and are perfect for use as sermon illustrations or Bible study aids.

High Definition Commentary Interior


You can now experience Steve Runge’s groundbreaking High Definition Commentary as an animated video, making his discourse-based study of Philippians more accessible than ever. The stunning visuals guide you through the book, while the narrator examines linguistic and literary clues in the text.

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Steven Runge

Steven Runge

Steven Runge is Scholar-in-Residence at Faithlife

He has a Doctor of Literature degree in Biblical Languages from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and a Master of Theological Studies degree in Biblical Languages from Trinity Western Seminary in Langley, B.C., Canada. In preparation for his doctoral research, Steve completed several years of study in the linguistic fields of pragmatics and discourse grammar. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Trinity Western University, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) while completing his education.