Grand Rapids, Mi: Baker Academic. 2012-2015. 4,459 pages plus CD's with bibliographies and indexes at the end of each volume. The consensus of biblical scholars is this is not only the most thoroughly documented work done on the book but contains background material usually buried in obscure articles. The result is that his socio-historical approach shows a thorough knowledge of ancient historiography (James D.G. Dunn) but also an encyclopedic knowledge of ancient literature (Richard Bauckham). The four volumes include more than 45,000 references from extrabiblical ancient sources. Volume I (1:1-2:47), 1068 pages; Volume II (3:1-14:28) ; Volume III (15:1-22:35); Volume IV (24:1-28:31. No serious pastor or professor of New Testament can be without this book. In addition, to his extensive commentary, his use of excursi covers such diverse sub-topics as ancient phyicians (Luke), the Sabbath in early Judaism, Providence, Fate and Predestination, and many others (this in volume I alone).
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