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Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume 4

ISBN: 9781441248671



Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary ever written. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context.

In this volume, the last of four, Keener finishes his detailed exegesis of Acts, utilizing an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offering a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be an invaluable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries. The complete four-volume set is available at a special price.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Don't forget the other three volumes of Acts: An Exegetical Commentary (3 vols.).

Key Features

  • Offers a socio-historical, exegetical, and theological reading of Acts
  • Includes over 1,000 pages of verse-by-verse commentary
  • Considers modern scholarship as well as primary and secondary source materials for a comprehensive examination of Acts


  • Paul’s Defense Before the Authorities (24:1–26:32)
  • Voyage to Rome (27:1–28:15)
  • Continuing Ministry in Rome (28:16–31)

Praise for the Print Edition

Keener takes very seriously the claim of the book of Acts to be historiography. His encyclopedic knowledge of ancient literature and his intelligent skill as an exegete make this a magisterial commentary.

Richard Bauckham, professor emeritus of New Testament studies, University of St. Andrews

Somewhat surprisingly, a socio-historical approach to Acts still needs to be defended and its value demonstrated. No one does this better—is more informed about ancient literature, parallels, and precedents, and more interactively and fruitfully engaged with contemporary literature and issues—than Craig Keener. For anyone wanting to appreciate how Acts ‘worked’ in its original context and to get into the text at some depth, Keener will be indispensable and ‘first off the shelf.’

James D.G. Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham

With a monograph-level introduction and solid, detailed use of background sources, Craig Keener has provided us with a rich gem of a commentary on Acts. One can use it and get a real sense of what this key work is all about.

Darrell L. Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Keener’s incredibly detailed megacommentary on Acts is a scholarly achievement that is unlikely to be surpassed in the foreseeable future. The author has an enviable mastery over an amazing number of primary and secondary sources, evident on nearly every page in footnotes providing both documentation and stimulating discussions. He provides in-depth discussions of various critical approaches to the major interpretive issues in Acts, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of each position while carefully arguing his own position. The commentary also includes a rich variety of informative excursuses that provide detailed analysis of a wide variety of important side issues and topics. Every serious student of Acts owes it to herself or himself to carefully work through this significant contribution to scholarship.

David E. Aune, Walter Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Product Details

About Craig S. Keener

Craig S. Keener is the F.M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of many books, including Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, the bestseller The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels, Gift and Giver, and commentaries on Acts, Matthew, John, Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, and Revelation. He has a PhD from Duke University.

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  • Title: Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume 4: 24:1–28:31
  • Author: Craig Keener
  • Series: Acts: An Exegetical Commentary
  • Volume: 4
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Acts 24:1-28:31 › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781441248671, 9780801048395, 9780801048364
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-07-29T20:30:32Z
Craig Keener

Dr. Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes), and more briefly on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation. Dr. Keener is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who spent 18 months as a refugee in her nation of Congo before their marriage.




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  1. Eugene Oleson

    Eugene Oleson


  2. Zeke Vasquez

    Zeke Vasquez


    This needs to be added to the other three volumes. While it is a necessary tool for accessibility for the paperback the logos tagging makes indexes almost absolute. There is some commentary but not enough to be substantial.

  3. Robert Polahar

    Robert Polahar


  4. Marco Ceccarelli
  5. Ray Brown

    Ray Brown


  6. Raphael Ludescher
    Is it possible to add this to the 3 volume bundle?

  7. Pat Callahan

    Pat Callahan


  8. G. Jorge Medina
    This fourth volume is mostly indexes and Bibliography. Very little commentary. It needs to be bundled with the other three volumes and sold as a package.

  9. Mark Chan

    Mark Chan