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Lenski's Commentary on the New Testament | LCNT (12 vols.)

, 1937–1966

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Thorough as a student of Greek, R. C. H. Lenski interprets the books of the New Testament with meticulous exegetical research while providing an original, literal translation of the text. With his conservative Lutheran perspective, he is unwavering in his high view of Scriptural authority, probing deeply and passionately—arguing his conclusions masterfully.

Beyond exegesis, he provides linguistic and textual analysis, historical background such as information on the author, date, time of writings, authorial intent, chief themes, and much more. Often addressing difficult text, evading nothing, Lenski evaluates multiple interpretations before choosing one in particular. The Lenski Commentary, therefore, will introduce you to a range of interpretations and viewpoints, allowing you to see how other interpretations relate to one another, and will provide the context as to why he has settled on a particular viewpoint.

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A great work of exegesis, every page the result of long meditation, based on rich scholarship, warm with holy reverence for the Word of God.

Moody Monthly

Lenski is one of the most helpful commentators on the New Testament you'll find — especially for his knowledge of the original Greek text. No serious exegete should neglect his insights.

The Discerning Reader

The treatment is exhaustive; it seems that nothing has been overlooked or omitted

The Lutheran

My favorite New Testament commentary is that of R.C.H. Lenski. I smile whenever this scholar stabbed the “chiliasts” or those who reject infant baptism; yet I profit greatly from his sane and spiritually sensitive exposition. You do not have to be a Greek scholar to benefit from Lenski.”

Warren W. Wiersbe, A Basic Library for Bible Students

A conservative, very extensive and generally helpful exposition based upon an exegesis of the Greek text. Armenian in doctrine, maintains a rigid approach to Greek grammar, and follows an amillennial interpretation of eschatology. Exceedingly helpful background material and abounds in good preaching values.

—Cyril Barber, The Minister's Library

  • Title: Lenski's Commentary on the New Testament | LCNT (12 vols.)
  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 11,874
  • Format: Digital > Logos Research Edition
  • Resource ID: {B0D6B13E-83B9-42E1-BC18-971363653819}
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Richard Charles Henry Lenski, a distinguished Lutheran scholar and commentator, studied for the ministry at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Upon earning his Doctor of Divinity, he became Dean of the seminary. He was a former professor at Capital Seminary (now Trinity Lutheran Seminary) in Columbus, Ohio, where he taught in the fields of exegesis, dogmatics, and homiletics. His numerous books and commentaries are written from a conservative perspective.


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  1. Ken McClurkin

    Ken McClurkin


  2. David S Bush

    David S Bush


    I Have there hard cover Lenski as well.👌It is good Lutheran. Lenski goes to the Greek pretty deep.
  3. Dr. Philip Carlson
    I highly recommend this commentary set. It seems that Lenski always has something insightful to say. He does discuss the Greek, but not in a highly technical way. He doesn't get caught up on textual criticism but is knowledgeable of the issues. It is not a technical commentary but is an intermediate work. I always look forward to reading his remarks on a passage. He takes a conservative approach in his exegesis and does work through each passage in an exegetical way. His interpretations are usually always informed by the context and are helpful. As a preacher who prepares multiple sermons every week, I value Lenski above the Tyndale TNTC set, the IVP set, the cornerstone set, and the BST set. In many places I would read Lenski before NAC. Obviously it is hard to compare sets where there are multiple authors and where different volumes are of higher quality, but as a general rule that is how I rank Lenski. I think it is worth the price and should be added to your collection. His insights on different passages are valuable and will not be found in other works. He does not copy or parrot other ideas, but feels fresh. I always feel that he has fairly treated each verse and does not seem rushed or concise. He is also not verbose or too detailed. Lenski is overall very helpful and highly recommended.
  4. Paul



    Classic confessional Lutheran commentary.
  5. Randy



    Lenski lays it out with confidence and authority. Every passage is translated from the Greek, yet in a way that is understandable. I own the 12 volume hardback, and would love the convenience of digital searching. Sadly, he teaches that water baptism is the means by which divine, saving grace is obtained, which Galatians would seem to anathematize. It's hard to understand how someone who may not even have saving faith in Christ, could be so confident, accurate, and understanding of the NT, in so many places, then ultimately proclaim a gospel of salvation through works.
  6. EN Paisley

    EN Paisley


    Helpful Lutheran Commentary.
  7. Jonathan Stells
  8. Freddy A. Gonzalez
    Amazing!! Muy Buena la recomiendo
  9. Paul Flo

    Paul Flo


  10. Ralph A. Abernethy III


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