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Lexham Research Commentary: Romans

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Paul’s letter to the Romans is regarded not only as his most significant writing, but as one of the most important writings in the history of the Christian faith. The righteousness of God takes center stage in Paul’s letter to Rome. Paul declares that the gospel makes possible salvation for every person who believes in the salvific life and death of Christ.

The Lexham Research Commentary is your starting point for study and research. Each volume gives you the tools you need to find answers quickly. This commentary is designed to do the time-consuming work of searching through commentaries, journal articles, and monographs to find the information you need, saving you valuable time by curating all of the best literature in one place—it’s a commentary on the commentaries. The annotated notes on the various viewpoints and interpretive options within the text allow you to quickly synthesize a broad range of views on a particular passage. Dense, jargon-filled research is distilled into easy-to-understand comments. As you critically study the text, the contextual notes help you place the passage within the narrow context of the biblical book and the broader context of the entire canon.


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Top Highlights

“Commentators generally accept that Paul states his basic theme or thesis in Rom 1:16–17 and that all the letter’s other ideas and themes revolve around this center (see Moo 1996, 63–65; Matera 2010, 26; Kruse 2012, 7;). In these two verses, Paul declares that the gospel (1) reveals God’s faithfulness to the promises He made to His people in the ot covenants, (2) makes possible salvation for every person who believes in the salvific life and death of Christ, and (3) represents the central message of Paul’s missionary work which he now desires to take to Spain (see Rom 2:16; 15:16, 19; 16:25).” (source)

“First and arguably foremost, the righteousness of God takes center stage in Paul’s letter to Rome” (source)

“Fourth, the Holy Spirit plays a key role in Paul’s theological argument in Rom 1–11 and in his exhortations in Rom 12–15” (source)

“a genitive of source and therefore implies that God is the origin of the believer’s righteousness” (Romans 1:1–17)

“Paul wrote Romans primarily to address a situation involving the Roman churches” (source)


The Lexham Research Commentary provides the following for each literary unit:

  • An introductory overview
  • An outline of the unit’s structure and biblical significance
  • A summary and explanation of key words, important facts, and controversial issues
  • A listing and description of related literature for further study
  • An application overview
  • Concluding thoughts

Product Details

  • Title: Lexham Research Commentary: Romans
  • Author: Derek R. Brown
  • Editor: Douglas Mangum
  • Series: Lexham Research Commentaries
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014

About the Author

Derek R. Brown is an academic editor for Lexham Press. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh, a MCS in New Testament Studies from Regent College, and a BSc in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon. He is a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, a Studies in Faithful Living co-author, a Lexham Research Commentary co-author, and a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor.

About the Editor

Douglas Mangum is an academic editor for Lexham Press. He holds a PhD in Hebrew from the University of Free State and holds an MA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a Lexham English Bible and Lexham Research Commentary editor, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, a Studies in Faithful Living co-author, a regular Bible Study Magazine contributor, and a frequently consulted specialist for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.


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  1. Bruce Ivany

    Bruce Ivany


    Loving this Commentary. How often does it get updated? I had previously purchased Romans (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament | BECNT) by Thomas Schreiner which is one of the more referenced links but I have the 2nd Edition. The links only work for the 1st addition. Is there any plan to update the links?
  2. Mathew Haferkamp
    Great Book!!! I just went thru the book and I learned a lot. And the potential for deep study is their, but just reading this book (without a lot of the references) will bring you up on the disputed verses in Romans.
  3. Dave Thawley

    Dave Thawley


    I love this :-) I hear people say it costs a lot - it does cost a lot, however this is more than just a commentary. It is a complete study resource that will take you though the whole book or parts of the book from different perspectives.
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  5. James W Uhlmann
    As others have said, "Look at that price" and compare it with other resources of the same cost. It's out of my reach. And there is no indication how many pages they are offering, so we are expected to buy blind.
  6. J.E. Troy

    J.E. Troy


  7. Ryan Robinson
    Wow. Look at that price!