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The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 8: Matthew, Mark, Luke (EBC)

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The Gold Medallion Award–winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message, this reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary uses the New International Version for its English text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. Each book of the Bible has, in addition to its exposition, an introduction, outline, and bibliography. Notes on textual questions and special problems are correlated with the expository units; transliteration and translation of Semitic and Greek words make the more technical notes accessible to readers unacquainted with the biblical languages. In matters where marked differences of opinion exist, commentators, while stating their own convictions, deal fairly and irenically with opposing views.

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  • Offers accessible and easy-to-use examinations of the first three books of the Gospel
  • Presents an introduction to authorship and historical issues
  • Features exposition, notes, and outlines on Matthew, Mark, and Luke
  • Includes a detailed bibliography for further study

Top Highlights

“To be poor in spirit is not to lack courage but to acknowledge spiritual bankruptcy. It confesses one’s unworthiness before God and utter dependence on him.” (Page 132)

“The point is that, if Jesus’ disciples are to act as a preservative in the world by conforming to kingdom norms, if they are ‘called to be a moral disinfectant in a world where moral standards are low, constantly changing, or non-existent … they can discharge this function only if they themselves retain their virtue’ (Tasker).” (Page 139)

“What is meant is not a merely intellectual change of mind or mere grief, still less doing penance (cf. Notes), but a radical transformation of the entire person, a fundamental turnaround involving mind and action and including overtones of grief, which results in ‘fruit in keeping with repentance.’” (Page 99)

“Here Jesus presents himself as the eschatological goal of the OT, and thereby its sole authoritative interpreter, the one through whom alone the OT finds its valid continuity and significance.” (Page 144)

“Yet, though poverty is neither a blessing nor a guarantee of spiritual rewards, it can be turned to advantage if it fosters humility before God.” (Page 131)

  • Title: The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 8: Matthew, Mark, Luke
  • Authors: Frank E. Gaebelein, D. A. Carson, Walter W. Wessel, Walter L. Liefeld
  • Series: Expositor’s Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 1984
  • Logos Release Date: 2010
  • Pages: 1059
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Luke › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. Mark › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. Matthew › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780310422631, 0310422639
  • Resource ID: LLS:EBC08
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-05T16:51:47Z

D.A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has taught since 1978. He is cofounder (with Tim Keller) of the Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

Walter W. Wessel was professor of New Testament and Greek studies at Bethel Theological Seminary. He received his PhD from the Universtiy of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Walter L. Liefeld is distinguished professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is the author of 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus in the NIV Application Commentary series.

About the Editor

Frank E. Gaebelein for many years held the position of headmaster of the Stony Brook School. He was coeditor of Christianity Today and devoted himself to editing, writing, and speaking.


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