Romans is Paul’s longest and most important epistle. The letter is filled with significant passages, as Paul unpacks the transformative nature of the gospel. But digging into the text can be pretty daunting if you’re not a Greek-language expert. All sorts of important details and interpretive cues could be lying beneath the surface.
Like a high-definition television brings out all of the visual details in your favorite movie, the High Definition Commentary: Romans brings out all of the linguistic details in this letter. The newest volume in this highly acclaimed series just shipped last week. You can get both the Philippians and the Romans volumes for 15% off using coupon code HIGHDEFCOM at checkout.
Study Romans and share it, too
The High Definition Commentaries are excellent study tools to help you cut through the technical jargon and understand the original Greek text. They also equip you to share your newfound understanding, as the rhetorical devices Paul uses are explained using modern English. We’ve also included over 120 custom-designed graphics that help you visually engage the text.
Here’s what author Steve Runge has to say:
See what others are saying
We also sent advance review copies of the High Definition Commentary: Romans to a few prominent scholars. Here’s what they have to say about it:
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. Alongside informed and insightful handling of the Epistle to the Romans, this commentary includes helpful images, illustrations, and applications, all of which will benefit preacher and general Bible reader alike.
—Constantine R. Campbell, PhD, associate professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Romans can be daunting for students. What is Paul saying and how do we understand it? We can be thankful to Runge for providing us with a discourse analysis of the letter which is accessible to the ordinary person. The many slides in the book also assist us in grasping what Paul is up to in the letter. Runge’s work on Romans will be helpful to scholars, preachers and teachers, and students of the scriptures.
—Tom Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, associate dean, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Steve Runge presents a learned and helpful study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. It is a visually stimulating work where Paul’s thoughts are literally mapped out in front of you. Runge successfully shows the reader how Paul’s argument in the letter is put together on one block after another. It is a great tool for anyone who is serious about teaching Romans!
—Michael F. Bird, PhD, University of Queensland, lecture in theology at Ridley College