The Lord’s Prayer is the most recited, most memorized, and most studied text in the Bible. This prayer of Jesus, found in two versions in Matthew and Luke, has been extolled for its simplicity and beauty, for its reflection of “real life,” and for its vision of the consummated kingdom. It also contains several conundrums: what does it mean to “hallow” the Father’s name? What relationship does our forgiveness of others have with God’s forgiveness for us? If God does not tempt, why would we pray “Lead us not into temptation”? This commentary not only addresses these important questions but also offers insight into how the global church throughout generations has interacted with the Lord’s Prayer and has found in it inspiration and hope.
Smyth & Helwys is proud to announce a new supplement to the renowned Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series. Covering issues that cross books and testaments, this addition to the series will offer pastors, professors, and any student of the Bible guidance into the depths of these rich texts.
Expected volumes of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Supplemental series include:
What a delight to have such a thoughtful and stimulating commentary dedicated to the Lord’s Prayer! Gupta’s depth of research and clear prose will serve readers for years to come.
—Jonathan Pennington, Associate Professor of New Testament, Southern Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Nijay Gupta has written a volume about the Lord’s Prayer that offers a rare combination of solid exegesis with pastoral warmth. Gupta makes the prayer of all prayers come alive with careful exposition combined with insights from literature, history, and art. A truly judicious investigation of the theological dimensions and spiritual depth of the Lord’s prayer.
—Michael F. Bird, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia
Resonating with the rich heritage of prayer, Nijay Gupta’s commentary brings new light and vitality to reading Jesus’ most well-known prayer. Gupta’s approach combines practical wisdom gleaned from the Lord’s Prayer with intellectual depth and spiritual expression. In doing so, he has created a resource that will be meaningful for all kinds of readers!
—Beth M. Stovell Associate Professor of Old Testament, Ambrose Seminary of Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta
Nijay Gupta has crafted a lovely volume on the Lord’s Prayer. He illumines this well-known prayer with attention to its back and front stories. Readers will appreciate Gupta’s clear exposition of the prayer in its Matthean and Lukan contexts, as well as rich contributions from its reception history—in word and image. This is a gem of a commentary.
—Jeannine K. Brown, Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary
With the Logos edition, you can reap the maximum benefit from the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Supplemental Series by getting easier access to the contents of this series—helping you to use these volumes more efficiently for research and sermon preparation. Every word from every book has been indexed and catalogued to help you search the entire series for a particular verse or topic, giving you instant access to cross-references. Additionally, important terms link to your other resources in your digital library, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and others. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for because in Logos, your titles will automatically integrate into custom search reports, passage guides, exegetical guides, and the other advanced features of the software. You'll have the tools you need to use your entire digital library effectively and efficiently, searching for verses, finding Scripture references and citations instantly, and performing word studies. With most Logos resources, you can take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps, providing you the most efficient and comprehensive research tools in one place, so you get the most out of your study.