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Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament (3 vols.)

  • Format:Digital


Never Take a Verse Out of Context Again

Seeing the thought flow of a given biblical text is essential to properly understanding its place within Scripture.

The Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament is designed to guide readers through the literary context of the Bible, especially the contextual thought flow at each level of a book’s organization. Each book of the New Testament is clearly outlined and structured, and commentary is provided on increasingly more specific segments of the text, from the book to its major divisions to sections to paragraphs to verses. Readers will gain quick access to the literary thought flow of a New Testament book at whatever level they wish to dip in.

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Context is King

Traditional commentaries offer a wealth of information, but an explanation of the author’s flow of thought—how the parts relate to the whole—can get buried in detailed discussions of secondary literature, word usage, and historical background. The notes found in the Lexham Context Commentary deal with the text alone, leaving aside discussions of the opinions of other interpreters or of extra-biblical information from social, cultural, and historical background. The result is a concise, focused view of the biblical text that reveals the literary context of any given New Testament passage.

  • Careful, Quick Summaries: Read a summary of any passage in the New Testament, no matter the size—from major divisions to paragraphs to verses. The Lexham Context Commentary is like a heavily annotated outline of the entire New Testament. Zoom in as close—or out as far—as you want, and you’ll get a short, reliable description of wherever you are.
  • Introductions by Leland Ryken: Leland Ryken has long been at the forefront of “close reading”—of reading the Bible as literature. Ryken’s introductions will acquaint you with the major genres of literature in the New Testament, helping you read each book in keeping with what kind of book it is, from Gospel to epistle to apocalypse.

Product Details

  • Title: Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament
  • Editor: Douglas Mangum
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Volumes: 3
  • Format: Logos Digital
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Volume 1: The Gospels

  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020


  • Introduction by Mark Ward
  • Why We Need to Read and Interpret the Bible as Literature by Leland Ryken
  • Reading the Gospels by Leland Ryken
  • Matthew by H. Daniel Zacharias
  • Mark by Thomas Parr
  • Luke by David Crowther
  • John by Douglas Estes

Volume 2: Acts and Paul’s Letters

  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020


  • Reading the Book of Acts by Leland Ryken
  • Acts by Mitzi J. Smith
  • Reading the New Testament Letters by Leland Ryken
  • Romans by Brenda B. Colijn
  • 1 Corinthians by Alan B. Mangum and Thomas Parr
  • 2 Corinthians by Christopher Watson and Thomas Parr
  • Galatians by Katherine H. Burgett
  • Ephesians by Micah Meek
  • Philippians by Andrew Sutherland
  • Colossians by Micah Meek
  • 1–2 Thessalonians by Alan B. Mangum
  • 1–2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon by Christopher Porter

Volume 3: General Letters and Revelation

  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020


  • Reading the New Testament Letters by Leland Ryken
  • Hebrews by Josh Mathews
  • James by Thom Blair, Thomas Parr, and Mark Ward
  • 1 Peter by Paul A. Himes
  • 2 Peter and Jude by Brian C. Collins
  • 1–3 John by Lynsey Stepan
  • Reading the Book of Revelation by Leland Ryken
  • Revelation by David M. Minnick and Mark Ward

Douglas Mangum is a contributing editor for the Faithlife Study Bible and co-author for the Studies in Faithful Living series. The first volume in the series is Abraham: Following God’s Promise. He is also an editor for the Lexham English Bible, a regular contributor to Bible Study Magazine, and an editor and contributor for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Doug is a PhD candidate in Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Free State; he holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.