The Gospel of Luke is an orderly historical account, but it is far from ordinary.
In the longest Gospel, Luke places great stress on the unique lordship of Jesus and God’s plan to bring salvation into this world. Throughout, Luke stresses that Jesus’ message reaches the forgotten people groups of this world, particularly the poor and women, showing us that the gospel is truly intended for all peoples.
In Luke Verse by Verse, Grant Osborne leads readers through this systematic account of Jesus’ life. He shows us why Luke may be called “the theologian of prayer” and unpacks the far-reaching power of the gospel then and now. With Osborne as guide, readers will learn what this Gospel, which introduces the Suffering Servant who has become the Risen Lord of all and reigns by his Spirit, can teach us today.
Lexham Press is proud to announce a New Testament commentary series from respected biblical scholar Grant R. Osborne. His seminal work, The Hermeneutical Spiral, has become a standard for biblical interpretation, and as a culmination of his life’s ministry, he's bringing his academic acumen to an accessible, application-focused commentary.
The Osborne New Testament Commentaries interpret Scripture verse by verse, bridging the gap between scholarship and the Church. This set of commentaries is for people seeking a straightforward explanation of the text in its context, avoiding either oversimplification or technical complexity. Osborne brings out the riches of the New Testament, making each book accessible for pastors and all who consider themselves students of Scripture.
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With this new series, readers will have before them what we—his students—experienced in all of Professor Osborne's classes: patient regard for every word in the text, exegetical finesse, a preference for an eclectic resolution to the options facing the interpreter, a sensitivity to theological questions, and most of all a reverence for God's word.
—Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor in New Testament, Northern Seminary
The Osborne New Testament Commentaries draw from the deep well of a lifetime of serious study and teaching. They present significant interpretive insights in a highly accessible, spiritually nurturing format. This is a tremendous resource that will serve a new generation of Bible readers well for years to come. Highly recommended!
—Andreas J. Kӧstenberger, Founder of Biblical Foundations™, senior research professor of New Testament & biblical theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“My proposal is to take seriously the place where Acts ends as a marker for dating the series. If this is the case, Luke is writing Luke-Acts while Paul is in prison in Rome, ad 60–62. This is the most likely scenario, and in the Mark commentary in this series I will be arguing that Mark was written in the mid-50s. This makes best sense of the data.” (Page 4)
“Christ has given the only eternal truths they will ever hear, and God will hold them accountable for how they respond. Their response will determine their eternal destiny, so it is nothing to trifle with. The warning is severe. Whoever has (knowledge of the kingdom mysteries in v. 10) will be given more (clear, direct knowledge of these now-revealed and open truths, v. 17). Whoever fails to have this knowledge will lose everything. ‘Even what they think they have will be taken from them.’ Those who reject Jesus in favor of the things of this world are living a life of ignorance and falsehood but don’t know it; even those lives will be taken from them at the last judgment.” (Pages 221–222)
“There are four aspects to its message: (1) There is no place for racial prejudice of any kind among God’s people; (2) God uses everyone who is open to him, including the despised minorities in our world; (3) we must use everything we have, even our prized possessions, to serve God and others; (4) it is mercy and compassion that make a neighbor, not status in society or church.” (Page 290)
“In this sense Luke has a twofold purpose: to encourage believers that they are part of a divine movement that is bringing God’s reign into this world, and to convince unbelievers that Christ is truly Lord and Savior of this world. He wants to strengthen the church and to reach the lost.” (Page 5)
Grant R. Osborne (1942–2018) was professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books, including The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, and commentaries on Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), Romans (IVP New Testament Commentary), Matthew (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), and John, James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary). He has also taught at Winnipeg Theological Seminary and the University of Aberdeen, and has pastored churches in Ohio and Illinois.