Romans is Paul’s theological magnum opus. Within its pages, we have the Apostle Paul’s fullest presentation of the good news he preached. Written from Corinth in AD 57 to a church he had not yet met, Romans is his masterful presentation of the dire situation all humans find themselves in, the grace of God in sending us salvation, and how we should live in light of God’s great love for us.
In Romans Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne unpacks what this towering letter means for us today. Familiar with scholarly discussions yet committed to making Romans intelligible to the lay reader, Osborne skillfully explains what it meant for its original audience and how it applies to 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.
In addition to Romans Verse by Verse, five other volumes in the Osborne New Testament Commentaries are available in a six-volume collection.
Grant Osborne's commentary on Romans reflects everything we have come to expect from a scholar who is one of the deans of evangelical scholarship. Osborne's exegesis of Romans, which he rightly says is Paul's most important letter, is marked by clarity, exegetical rigor, and yet also has a pastoral tone. We can be grateful to receive the fruit of Osborne's scholarship, which reflects his many years of study, writing, and teaching. Students, pastors, and all those who desire to understand Romans will be helped by Osborne's contribution.
—Thomas R. Schreiner, professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Grant Osborne is one of my favorite expositors. In this commentary, he explains the meaning of every verse of the great book of Romans. Sometimes he introduces ongoing debates over some passages, but he never lets that detract from the task of getting his readers to grasp the meaning of the text. When necessary, Osborne rounds off his exposition by referring to other passages of Scripture, giving us a fuller biblical teaching on a theme. Throughout, he makes a conscientious effort to show how the teaching of Romans applies in daily life. These are the elements that make for great exposition, and here we see exposition at its best.
—Ajith Fernando, teaching director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka
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
Grant R. Osborne is 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.