First published in 1954, F. F. Bruce’s volume on the Book of Acts in the NICNT series has stood for more than 50 years as a standard commentary on Acts. In keeping with the effort to be faithful to the description “new” in the series title, however, Bruce undertook a thorough revision of this commentary before his death in 1990.
Expanded and fully updated, this volume now reflects the best elements of recent notable contributions to the study of Luke-Acts as well as the author’s own deepened understanding gained from years of further reflection on the text. Whereas the first edition used the text of the American Standard Version of 1901, this revision is based on Bruce’s own fresh translation of the Greek text. The result is a work that makes transparent the walls between the first and the twentieth centuries and enables readers to hear not only the voice of Luke but the Word of God.
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This is a learned, informative, critical, and eminently readable commentary which no one should overlook.
—C. K. Barrett, professor emeritus of divinity, University of Durham, England
Like the forty or so books that have previously come from Bruce’s pen, this is a definitive work which even those who already own the first edition would do well to acquire.
—Bruce M. Metzger, professor emeritus of New Testament language and literature, Princeton University
Marked by meticulous scholarship, lucidity of expression, and a sound historical sense. This [revised] commentary looks set to serve a new generation of readers . . . as the first edition did in its time.
F. F. Bruce was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. During his distinguished career he wrote numerous commentaries and books and served as general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series from 1962 to 1990.