The Book of Acts

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 30, 1988 - Religion - 541 pages
. . . undertaken to provide earnest students of the New Testament with an exposition that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship and at the same time loyal to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God. This statement reflects the underlying purpose of The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has become recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike as a critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition.

While based on a thorough study of the Greek text, the commentary introductions and expositions contain a minimum of Greek references. The NICNT authors evaluate significant textual problems and take into account the most important exegetical literature. More technical aspects — such as grammatical, textual, and historical problems — are dealt with in footnotes, special notes, and appendixes.

Under the general editorship of three outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England), and now Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia) — the NICNT series has continued to develop over the years. In order to keep the commentary new and conversant with contemporary scholarship, the NICNT volumes have been — and will be — revised or replaced as necessary.

The newer NICNT volumes in particular take into account the role of recent rhetorical and sociological inquiry in elucidating the meaning of the text, and they also exhibit concern for the theology and application of the text. As the NICNT series is ever brought up to date, it will continue to find ongoing usefulness as an established guide to the New Testament text.
 

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There are better commentaries on Acts, but this is the one that most other modern commentators have built upon. The introduction is very brief, but the exegesis is solid and lucid. Bruce provides ... Read full review

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Contents

XI
31
XII
35
911
37
XIII
40
XIV
47
XVI
51
XVII
57
XVIII
60
XCI
290
XCII
294
XCIII
298
XCIV
299
361920
301
14
303
XCV
306
ll12a
308

XIX
63
XX
66
XXI
70
XXII
74
XXVI
77
XXVII
80
XXVIII
83
XXIX
87
XXXI
88
XXXII
92
1317
94
XXXIII
95
XXXIV
98
XXXV
99
32511
100
XXXVI
104
711
106
XXXVII
107
172la
109
XXXVIII
110
21b26
111
XXXIX
115
4142
117
XL
121
XLI
122
7
123
XLII
127
XLIV
134
919
136
2029
138
XLV
139
XLVI
144
XLVII
149
5153
151
XLVIII
155
XLIX
159
LI
160
la
161
48
163
LII
166
1417
168
1824
170
LIII
171
LIV
178
LVI
179
LVII
183
89
185
1719a
187
19b22
189
LVIII
190
LIX
194
LX
195
31
196
LXI
199
LXIII
202
LXIV
205
LXV
206
23b33
208
LXVI
214
LXVII
217
LXIX
218
LXX
221
LXXII
224
LXXIII
227
LXXIV
230
124
232
LXXVI
235
1217
237
LXXVII
238
2023
240
LXXVIII
241
24
242
13
244
LXXX
245
LXXXI
248
1352
250
LXXXII
251
LXXXIII
254
LXXXIV
259
3841
261
LXXXV
262
LXXXVI
268
LXXXVIII
271
813
273
LXXXIX
276
1923
278
2428
280
XC
283
12
285
35
287
6
289
l2b15
310
XCVI
311
1924
313
XCVII
316
XCVIII
320
C
321
CI
324
1015
326
CII
330
CIII
340
CIV
343
CVI
346
CVII
349
CVIII
352
181920
354
2223
356
CIX
360
CXI
363
CXII
364
CXIII
368
20
370
CXVI
373
2934
375
CXVII
378
CXIX
381
72116
383
1316
385
17
387
CXX
388
CXXII
392
CXXIII
393
3638
395
16
397
CXXIV
398
1014
400
CXXV
401
CXXVI
406
2730
408
3136
410
3740
412
CXXVII
413
121
414
1216
416
CXXVIII
417
CXXIX
420
30
422
CXXX
425
CXXXI
428
CXXXII
429
1215
431
CXXXIII
432
2324
433
CXXXIV
436
CXXXV
440
CXXXVI
444
CXXXVII
445
2223
446
27
448
CXXXVIII
449
CXXXIX
453
CXL
456
CXLI
459
CXLII
460
223
462
CXLIII
463
1218
465
CXLIV
466
1920
467
21
468
2223
469
CXLV
472
144
474
CXLVI
477
68
479
CXLVII
482
CXLVIII
485
2126
487
2729
489
3032
491
3941
493
CXLIX
494
CL
497
CLI
498
CLII
501
CLIII
502
1728
504
CLIV
511
CLV
519
CLVI
527
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Page xix - JAOS Journal of the American Oriental Society JBL Journal of Biblical Literature...
Page 32 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Page 30 - Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Page 37 - And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 14. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Page 31 - The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead.

About the author (1988)

(1910 1990) The Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, England. During his distinguished career he wrote numerous widely used commentaries and books and served as the general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series from 1962 to 1990.

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