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Luke: A Handbook on the Greek Text provides students with a comprehensive guide through the Greek text of the Gospel of Luke. Together Martin Culy, Mikeal Parsons, and Joshua Stigall explain the text’s critical, lexical, grammatical, and linguistic aspects while revealing its carefully crafted narrative style. In all, they show the author of Luke to be a master communicator, well at home within the Greek biographical tradition.

This volume is perfect for students, pastors, scholars, or laity seeking a deeper understanding of the Greek biblical text. What’s more, with Logos, every word is essentially a link! Scripture references are linked directly to the Bibles in your library—both the original language texts and English translations. Double-clicking any word automatically opens your lexicons to the relevant entry, making words instantly accessible. With Logos, you can quickly move from the table of contents to your desired content and search entire volumes and collections by topic, title, or Scripture reference.

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  • Focuses on the Greek text of Luke
  • Addresses text-critical questions
  • Emphasizes the importance of understanding the grammar, syntax, and linguistic elements of the Greek language

Top Highlights

“The middle voice needs to be understood in its own status and function as indicating that the subject of a verb is the focus of the verb’s action or state’” (Page xiii)

“Most scholars now agree that the phrase ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκίας reflects a common first century Jewish way of expressing ‘those upon whom God’s favor rests’” (Page 73)

“It is ‘must read’ material for every serious student of the Greek New Testament” (Page xv)

“The decidedly negative connotations of the term make it virtually certain that it is a middle form. The use of πᾶς as the subject of this verb reflects a simple case of Lukan hyperbole to emphasize the opposition of the Jewish establishment (see v. 14) to Jesus’ preaching of the kingdom and its values.” (Page 527)

“It is unclear whether the term here refers to actual physical fainting (cf. LN 23.184) or only has a psychological sense: ‘to become totally disheartened and thus ready to give up’ (LN 25.293).” (Page 654)

This handbook offers ample discussion of almost every translational possibility without the overwhelming technical jargon. An excellent tool for anyone seeking greater familiarity with the Greek New Testament.

C. Kavin Rowe, assistant professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School

Loaded with useful information, this book is a solid walk through the grammatical elements of the Gospel of Luke. Never let it leave your side.

Darrell Bock, research professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Those teaching Greek exegesis of this gospel will find in its careful attention to grammatical detail a valuable tool for themselves and their students.

Craig S. Keener, professor of New Testament, Palmer Theological Seminary

An unparalleled guide to the nuanced meanings of Luke’s carefully crafted Greek text. This is a teacher’s dream come true.

David P. Moessner, professor of Biblical Theology, University of Dubuque/Associate University of Pretoria

  • Title: Luke: A Handbook on the Greek Text
  • Authors: Martin M. Culy, Mikeal C. Parsons, and Joshua J. Stigall
  • Series: Baylor Handbook of the Greek New Testament (BHGNT)
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 816

Martin M. Culy is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Briercrest College and Seminary. His previous books in the BHGNT series include I, II, III John and Acts. He is also the author of Echoes of Friendship in the Gospel of John.

Mikeal C. Parsons is the Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion at Baylor University. He has published extensively on Luke and Acts including his most recent The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation.

Joshua J. Stigall is a PhD candidate in Religion at Baylor University.


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