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First published in 1954, F.F. Bruce’s volume on the Book of Acts in the NICNT series has stood for more than fifty years as a standard commentary on Acts. In keeping with the effort to be faithful to the description “new” in the series title, however, Bruce undertook a thorough revision of this commentary before his death in 1990.

Expanded and fully updated, this volume now reflects the best elements of recent notable contributions to the study of Luke-Acts as well as the author’s own deepened understanding gained from years of further reflection on the text. Whereas the first edition used the text of the American Standard Version of 1901, this revision is based on Bruce’s own fresh translation of the Greek text. The result is a work that makes transparent the walls between the first and the twentieth centuries and enables readers to hear not only the voice of Luke but the Word of God.

Author Bio

F. F. Bruce (1910–1990) was one of the founders of the modern evangelical understanding of the Bible and served as the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester. After teaching Greek for several years, first at the University of Edinburgh and then at the University of Leeds, he became head of the Department of Biblical History and Literature at the University of Sheffield in 1947. He studied at University of Aberdeen, Cambridge University, and the University of Vienna.

Bruce wrote over 40 books, including New International Bible Commentary, Paul: Apostle of the Free Spirit, The Epistle to the Galatians: New International Greek Testament Commentary, Romans in Tyndale Commentaries, and The Book of Acts, The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians, and The Epistle to the Hebrews in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT).