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

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, 1937–1966
  • Format:Digital

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Overview

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.

Resource Experts
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 (12 vols.)
  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 11,874
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The Interpretation of St. Matthew’s Gospel

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 1,181

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The Interpretation of St. Mark’s Gospel

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 755

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The Interpretation of St. Luke’s Gospel

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 1,212

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The Interpretation of St. John’s Gospel

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 1,444

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The Interpretation of the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 1,134

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The Interpretation of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 933

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The Interpretation of St. Paul’s First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 1,341

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The Interpretation of St. Paul’s Epistles to the Galatians, to the Ephesians, and to the Philippians

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 901

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The Interpretation of St. Paul’s Epistles to the Colossians, to the Thessalonians, to Timothy, to Titus, and to Philemon

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 974

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The Interpretation of the Epistle to the Hebrews and of the Epistle of James

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 673

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The Interpretation of the Epistles of St. Peter, St. John, and St. Jude

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 651

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The Interpretation of St. John’s Revelation

  • Author: R. C. H. Lenski
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1964
  • Pages: 675

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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. Dr. Philip Carlson

    Dr. Philip Carlson

    about 1 month ago

    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.
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  2. Paul

    Paul

    7 months ago

    55555
    Classic confessional Lutheran commentary.
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  3. Randy

    Randy

    over 1 year ago

    44444
    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.
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  4. EN Paisley

    EN Paisley

    about 2 years ago

    44444
    Helpful Lutheran Commentary.
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  5. Jonathan Stells

    Jonathan Stells

    over 2 years ago

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  6. Freddy A. Gonzalez

    Freddy A. Gonzalez

    over 3 years ago

    55555
    Amazing!! Muy Buena la recomiendo
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  7. Paul Flo

    Paul Flo

    over 3 years ago

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  8. Ralph A. Abernethy III

    Ralph A. Abernethy III

    over 3 years ago

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  9. Brady C Butler

    Brady C Butler

    almost 4 years ago

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  10. sansom48

    sansom48

    about 4 years ago

    44444
    A lot of good material, but goes off the mark on many occasions, good to review, but be careful of what you use.
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  11. Mickey Robbins

    Mickey Robbins

    over 4 years ago

    55555
    Because it is "technical" I find it refreshing! When I first went into the pulpit, he wasn't my "go to". As my studies require more from the text I'm finding myself going to Lenski for many different reasons and as Piper has suggested to us who shepherd the flock, bang your head against the book till it yields something. I'm giving it 5 stars even though I'm not a Greek scholar, but thank God Lenski was.
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  12. Lynn Snider

    Lynn Snider

    over 4 years ago

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  13. Peter Ariola

    Peter Ariola

    almost 5 years ago

    This is my favorite NT Commentary.....
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  14. Thurman Petty

    Thurman Petty

    over 5 years ago

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  15. Rev. Neil E Andersen

    Rev. Neil E Andersen

    over 5 years ago

    I first purchased Lenski when I was in college in the mid 1970's and found it most helpful. Now that I have it in digital format It is more help.
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  16. David Appleby

    David Appleby

    almost 6 years ago

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  17. Benjamin Taylor

    Benjamin Taylor

    about 6 years ago

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  18. Brian W. Davidson

    Brian W. Davidson

    about 6 years ago

    55555
    fantasic help with Greek grammar and syntax
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  19. Patrick Malone+

    Patrick Malone+

    over 6 years ago

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  20. Robert Cammack

    Robert Cammack

    over 6 years ago

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  21. Steve

    Steve

    over 6 years ago

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    This is a VERY TECHNICAL work. You should be very technically trained in Greek to use this work. I cannot comment otherwise on the quality of the work because the Greek is so intrusive that. While I give it 2 *s, it's not a fair rating. Don't buy unless you're heavy into Greek.
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  22. Pastor Scamman

    Pastor Scamman

    over 6 years ago

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  23. Rev. Nicholas Schultz

    Rev. Nicholas Schultz

    over 6 years ago

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  24. Ricardo Romero

    Ricardo Romero

    over 6 years ago

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  25. Trilby Wilson

    Trilby Wilson

    over 6 years ago

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    Very helpful.
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  26. Rolf D Iverson

    Rolf D Iverson

    over 6 years ago

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  27. CharlesJ

    CharlesJ

    almost 7 years ago

    Very good commentary. I've known many preachers who use this commentary. Lenski is very good with the Greek and definitions.
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  28. Robert Edwards

    Robert Edwards

    almost 7 years ago

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  29. Giuliano Coccaro

    Giuliano Coccaro

    about 7 years ago

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  30. Paul Larson

    Paul Larson

    about 7 years ago

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  31. Mark Christ

    Mark Christ

    over 7 years ago

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  32. Christopher S Macy

    Christopher S Macy

    over 7 years ago

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    I agree with Phil Gons below. Lenski is very insightful and when I cannot figure a passage out he is the first help I go to.
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  33. Mikko Paavola

    Mikko Paavola

    over 7 years ago

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  34. Rev. Dr. Karl Galik

    Rev. Dr. Karl Galik

    over 7 years ago

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  35. Veli Voipio

    Veli Voipio

    over 7 years ago

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  36. DMB

    DMB

    almost 8 years ago

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  37. Timothy C. Seal

    Timothy C. Seal

    almost 8 years ago

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  38. Terry Lawson

    Terry Lawson

    almost 8 years ago

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  39. Phil Gons

    Phil Gons

    almost 8 years ago

    55555
    One of the best NT commentaries from the last century. Lenski is a careful exegete and always insightful.
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  40. Andrew Ruddell

    Andrew Ruddell

    almost 8 years ago

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