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Holman New Testament Commentary (12 vols.)
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Overview

The twelve-volume Holman New Testament Commentary is an invaluable tool for those who teach the Word of God in a group or church setting. This verse-by-verse commentary systematically explains biblical text based on trusted, conservative scholarship. The series is designed to enrich new and experienced Bible teachers as they minister to God’s people, inspiring those who learn the marvelous truths in the New Testament to have a passion for spreading the gospel. Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with an overview of what was studied, a section on life applications (making the biblical passages relevant to today’s Christian) and deeper discoveries (covering specific topics in greater detail), a teaching outline and discussion questions. Each commentary uses the New International Version and contains a useful glossary and bibliography at the back of the book. Owning the Holman New Testament Commentary is like having a team of researchers doing the legwork for you!

Max Anders, the Series Editor of the Holman New Testament Commentary has brought together eleven prominent scholars to write these easy-to-read, yet thorough commentaries to help prepare teachers and pastors for Bible study lessons and sermons.

Key Features

  • Verse-by-verse commentary
  • Introduction, overview, life applications, teaching outline, and discussion questions for each chapter
  • Glossary and bibliography

Individual Titles

Matthew

  • Author: Stuart K. Weber
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 495

Dr. Weber tells us in his commentary that Matthew’s gospel serves as the historical watershed between the Testaments. It keeps a retrospective eye on the Hebrew prophecies, referring almost sixty times to them, while looking forward to the Messiah’s ministry, the building of His church, and the future kingdom. Matthew, a Jew, wrote to a Jewish audience to prove that Jesus, the carpenter from Nazareth, was the promised Messiah-King. This detailed, comprehensive gospel is given similar treatment in Weber’s commentary.

Stuart K. Weber is senior pastor of Good Shepherd Community Church near Gresham, Oregon. Dr. Weber attended Wheaton College (B.A.) and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (M.Div.; D.D.), where he served as assistant to the president. He is a much-in-demand international speaker and the author of Four Pillars of a Man's Heart, Tender Warrior, and Along the Road to Manhood.

Mark

  • Author: Rodney L. Cooper
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 289

In his gospel, Mark presented Jesus as the ultimate servant, concentrating more on what Jesus did, then on what He said. The action begins almost immediately with the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. In the ‘deeper discoveries’ of Dr. Cooper’s commentary, he addresses the controversial ending of Mark’s gospel.

Dr. Rodney L. Cooper, the author of We Stand Together, is Director of the Masters of Leadership Program at Denver Seminary. He has served as Director of the Robert Pamplin, Jr., Leadership Institute at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and as Chairman of the Psychology Department at Colorado Christian University. He was National Director of Educational Ministries for Promise Keepers and a seminar faculty instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.

Luke

  • Author: Trent C. Butler
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 431

With the precision of a historian and physician, Luke wrote his gospel to assure those who read it that God had fulfilled His purposes in the life and ministry of Jesus. Dr. Butler shows us how Luke presents a compassionate Jesus, a Messiah concerned with the needy and less fortunate. This gospel, to a mostly Greek-speaking audience, was the result of diligent, firsthand research, written not only in chronological order but in logical order as well.

Trent C. Butler is Bible Translator and Editor for Holman Bible Publishers and one of the managing editors of this series. He is a former professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Ruschlikon, Switzerland. Butler earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies and Linguistics from Vanderbilt University, with postgraduate study at the Universities of Heidelberg and Zurich. He is the author of commentaries in the Word Biblical Commentary and Layman’s Bible Book Commentary series.

John

  • Author: Kenneth O. Gangel
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 402

Dr. Gangel's commentary lifts up the historical significance and timeless truths of this pivotal Gospel. John writes to an audience that has had at least fifty years of church history. Christianity has made its impact on the Mediterranean world. This gospel focuses on Jesus’ teaching, with the hope that those who read or hear it would have the same knowledge and faith that John’s personal experience had given him.

Kenneth O. Gangel is executive director of graduate studies at Toccoa Falls College and distinguished professor emeritus of Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Gangel is the author of over 35 books including The Christian Educator's Handbook on Family Life Education. Dr. Gangel received his M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, and also holds degrees from Taylor University (B.A), Fuller Theological Seminary, Concordia Seminary, (S.T.M.) and the University of Missouri (Ph.D.).

Acts

  • Author: Kenneth O. Gangel
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 484

Acts unfolds the incredible story of how God brought the good news of salvation to the world. As an historical treatise, Acts describes the establishment and growth of the early church; as a biographical treatise, it focuses primarily on Paul’s ministry. Luke gives us a glimpse into the first-century and the rise of Christianity, making references to buildings, customs, cities, the role of women in the early church, philosophical and theological speeches, and missionary travels. But Luke is not just interested in the events; he delves deeper into the meaning of these events.

Kenneth O. Gangel is executive director of graduate studies at Toccoa Falls College and distinguished professor emeritus of Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Gangel is the author of over 35 books including The Christian Educator's Handbook on Family Life Education. Dr. Gangel received his M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, and also holds degrees from Taylor University (B.A), Fuller Theological Seminary, Concordia Seminary, (S.T.M.) and the University of Missouri (Ph.D.).

Romans

  • Authors: Kenneth Boa and William Kruidenier
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 480

Dr. Boa reminds us that part of the approach to understanding Romans is to discover the heart of the author, the apostle Paul. What did he want the Roman church to know and learn? This letter delivered some very profound doctrinal and practical truths to the first-century church that remain relevant to Christians today. The church at Rome contained Jews and Gentiles who were in need of apostolic guidance and teaching. They needed to know the purpose and power of the gospel. The goal Paul had in mind in writing this letter was to teach, equip, and unite the Roman believers in the faith, to prepare them to be co-laborers with him in an extraordinary task—spreading the gospel.

Kenneth Boa is President of Trinity House Publishers and Reflections Ministry, Inc. He is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New York University, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, England. He is the author of Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation.

William Kruidenier is a freelance writer/editor who, for six years, served as Editorial Director for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.

I & II Corinthians

  • Author: Richard L Pratt Jr.
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 449

Dr. Pratt tells us that Paul had established this church in Corinth during his second missionary journey and the believers there were very important to him. The first letter to the Corinthians was written in response to reports Paul had received about the church and a letter he received from them. Its purpose was to correct problems, edify and chastise. Paul addresses both doctrinal and practical themes in this epistle. Between this letter and his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul had visited the church at Corinth, but the visit was not a good one. This second letter again was the result of reports that Paul received about the church. False apostles had begun to influence the church and even turn some people against Paul. Paul had to refute these false apostles, mend his relationship with the believers there, set them straight on certain doctrines, and ask that they contribute to the needs of their fellow believers in Jerusalem.

Richard L. Pratt Jr. is the president and founder of Third Millennium Ministries and formerly chaired the Old Testament department at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Pratt transitioned in 2006 from his teaching role at RTS to work full time with Third Millennium Ministries, a move he anticipated for many years. He is the author of Designed for Dignity and Every Thought Captive. Pratt received his B.A. from Roanoke College, studied at Westminster Theological Seminary, and received his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary. He earned his Th.D. in Old Testament Studies from Harvard University.

Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians & Colossians

  • Author: Max E. Anders
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 358

In Dr. Anders' section on Galatians, we learn that Paul wrote to the churches in the region of Galatia to dispel false teachings regarding legalism.

Anders informs us that Ephesians was written to the Christians in Ephesus to remind them of the spiritual blessings they had in Christ and the importance of living a life that reflected those blessings.

Anders continues in his commentary on Philippians to show that Paul wanted to not only thank the Christians there for their generous financial and spiritual gifts but to address some of their practical problems, as well.

The commentary on Colossians shows us that they, too, were beset with false teachers who undermined the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus.

Max Anders is creator and series editor of the Holman New Testament Commentary. He is the Senior Pastor of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis. He holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Western Seminary. He is the author of more than 20 books, including 30 Days to Understanding the Bible.

1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

  • Author: Knute Larson
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 422

Dr. Larson reminds us how important and rich these letters are for us today. In Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, he praised them for their faith and laid down basic theology about how to live a righteous life in the midst of a decaying culture. In his second letter to them, he again encouraged them in the faith and reminded them that their suffering was not in vain, that they would see the blessings of God.

Paul wrote to Timothy to give instructions to a young pastor regarding finances, treatment of widows, preserving truth, standards for worship, and personal integrity. His second letter to his protégé reminded Timothy and the church to persevere under trials, to strive for a godly life, to keep the gospel of Jesus pure.

Titus was commissioned to the island of Crete and Paul wanted to make sure the young pastor established a church there that honored God by sound doctrine, good behavior, and trustworthy characters.

Philemon is a letter about grace and forgiveness, and about our treatment of fellow Christians regardless of their station in life.

Knute Larson is the senior pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio. He is the author of The Great Human Race, a book about personal discipline, as well other books on ministry and leadership. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Grace College, an M.Div. at Grace Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Hebrews & James

  • Author: Thomas D. Lea
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 363

Hebrews was written to those familiar with the Old Testament, who faced persecution for their faith but were becoming lax in their growth as Christians. They needed encouragement to not forsake their new life in Christ and return to Judaism to avoid persecution.

James also wrote to a Jewish-Christian audience, offering pastoral advice to Christians who lived outside of Jerusalem. James quickly jumps from one subject to another, addressing practical issues rather than setting down theological doctrine.

Thomas Lea is dean of the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Ft. Worth, Texas. He is the author of The New Testament: Its Background and Message. He has also written articles for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Criswell Theological Review.

I & II Peter, I, II & III John, Jude

  • Authors: David Walls and Max E. Anders
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 279

Dr. Walls helps us understand the pastoral care these apostles had for the early Christians. Peter reminds his readers in his first letter that they have a new life in Christ, and offers encouragement in their suffering for the faith. In his second letter, when he is close to death, he alerts his readers to false teachers and encourages them to grow in Christ.

John wrote his epistles to strengthen Christians in their walk with the Lord, to focus on God’s love and our need to obey His commands, and to refute the Gnostic teachings regarding the humanity and divinity of Jesus.

In Jude’s short letter he addresses a lot of issues. He refutes false teachers, warns against fleshly desires, rejecting authority, and being divisive.

David Walls is the Senior Pastor of Unionville Alliance Church in the greater Toronto region. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Elyria, Ohio. Dr. Walls enjoys a wide speaking ministry, which has included college campuses and Bible conferences. He is the author of several books and regularly provides consulting services for churches in transition.

Revelation

  • Author: Kendell H. Easley
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 437

Dr. Easley has written a helpful commentary on the enigmatic Revelation. Written at a time of terrible persecution for the Christians, John sought to encourage and yet challenge them. Jesus has specific things to say to seven churches, and they are applicable to us today. John encrypts his words in imagery that is borrowed from Old Testament books like Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Zechariah. He covers important doctrinal themes like the second coming of Jesus and the wrath of God against evil, and practical themes like God’s protection of His people and the repentance from static Christian maturity. Easley also discusses the different millennial views that have become prevalent in the church today.

Kendell Easley is director of the Master of Christian Education program at Union University in Germantown, TN, and serves as professor of Christian Studies. He received a B.A. from John Brown University, an M.Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Holman Quick Source Guide to Understanding the Bible and User-Friendly Greek.

Product Details

  • Title: Holman New Testament Commentary (12 vols.)
  • Series Editor: Max Anders
  • Series: Holman New Testament Commentary
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 4,889

About Max Anders

Max Anders is senior pastor of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Dr. Anders is autho of more than 20 books including the best-selling 30 Days to Understanding the Bible. He holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a D.Min from Western Seminary.

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