Romans is placed first among pauls letters in the new testament not only because it is his longest work, but because it also furnishes a massive and basic theological framework for the whole collection of the apostles writings. Going chapter by chapter and verse by verse, the author identifies with paul, the writer of romans. This commentary is best for readers who can follow a technical greek commentary. Instead this letter was written primarily to challenge and ultimately correct widespread misunderstandings about christianity held by midfirstcentury believers.
Fitzmeyer is the author of the popular anchor bible commentaries on the gospel according to luke. Robert jewett s 1,000page commentary on romans in the hermeneia series 2008 was a landmark in the interpretation of pauls most complexand some would say, most importantletter. A new testament commentary by bob yandian, paperback. Many things are good, but only one thing is best, and thats to be saved from hell. Henry alford died in the 1870s, i think, and wrote a commentary on all the books of the new testament based on the greek. This commentary has become a classic exposition of romans. He is an inresidence theologian at a methodist church in nebraska. While i find some of his interpretations to be rather bizarre from faith to faith is the expansion of the gospel in faith communities his commentary gives us a good look into some of the future discussion in romans. Finally, the word grace, charis in greek, is used twentysix times in this letter. Perhaps there is no clearer and more systematic treatise on the gospel of jesus. The romans speak for themselves, book 2 by gilbert lawall and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. A new translation with introduction and commentary. The theme of the book centers on the gospel of christ rom.
Katherine grief romans by robert jewett reading romans. Bob utley, retired professor of hermeneutics biblical interpretation table of contents. Packaged in a convenient 6 x 9 format, this study of romans will leave the reader. Some think his name was changed upon his own conversion. A description of the deplorable condition of the gentile world, which begins the proof of the doctrine of justification by faith, here laid down at acts 1. Romans is one of the few books in the new testament that was not composed as a pastoral response to specific, localized problems. Jewett s commentary on romans will take its place beside those written by dunn and cranfield as absolute musthaves for serious work. Jewetts commentary on romans will take its place beside those written by dunn and cranfield as absolute musthaves for serious work.
His understanding and application of grecoroman rhetorical theory does a better job of explaining some of the structural questions surrounding romans than any other work ive seen. Instead this letter was written primarily to challenge and ultimately correct widespread misunderstandings. Covering a myriad of topics from the biography of the apostle paul to a breakdown of each of romans sixteen chapters, teeds insights and exposition will aid the general reader as well as students and pastors looking for an easytoread yet indepth discussion on the book of romans. Robert jewett s commentary on romans sets a new benchmark for the genre. Within the last thirty years several excellent commentaries have appeared in english, including those by cranfield 1979, dunn 1988, fitzmyer 1993, moo 1996, and schreiner 1998, to name a. In this study through the book of romans, pastor bob yandian shares his personal study notes with the reader. Perhaps there is no clearer and more systematic treatise on the gospel of jesus christ than that found in pauls epistle to the romans. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, jewetts commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have always animated studies of romans. The basic bible commentary series is a 29volume commentary written to enhance bible study for all students of the bible. Study the bible online using commentary on romans and more.
He refuses to bow to traditional understandings of the epistle and through careful research and interpretation he offers a era appropriate contextual look at pauls letter. The gospel way of justification by faith, for jews and gentiles. Praise for romans verse by verse grant osbornes commentary on romans reflects everything we have come to expect from a scholar who is one of the deans of evangelical scholarship. No book in the new testament can match the attention romans has received from commentators, beginning with origen ca. The commentary is almost 1200 pages long and it took jewett a quartercentury to write the commentary. Sproul has himself written an outstanding introductory level commentary on romans. You can find the best commentary on romans for you using the tools on the right side. New title in the highly acclaimed hermeneia series, this work explores the important and controversial passages within romans. The crossway classic commentaries series presents the very best work on individual bible books, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness for todays believers. A literary and theological commentary by luke timothy johnson paul for everyone romans. Jul 25, 20 robert jewett wrote the commentary on romans for the hermeneia series which was published in 2007.
Aug 19, 2008 the sheer number of commentaries on romans makes it somewhat difficult to choose a top 5. Romans verse by verse osborne new testament commentaries. Commentary on the book of romans relevant bible teaching. Each volume also contains maps, charts, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary. Worldclass biblical scholarauthor fitzmeyer has written a masterful study onpauls epistle to the romans that will rival the great commentaries on romans by martin luther and karl barth. In this massive volume, teed provides a valuable commentary on the theologicallyrich work of romans. Jewett is one of the first post new perspective commentaries on romans. Commentary on the book of romans by matthew henry new. Robert jewett s commentary on romans in the hermeneia series is a significant contribution, seeing that dr. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the. Epistle to the romans new international commentary on the. I recommend this volume to anyone who is not familiar with the great themes of pauls epistle.
In addition to this volume, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of. John macarthur takes readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. Jan 01, 2010 romans is one of the few books in the new testament that was not composed as a pastoral response to specific, localized problems. However, the church in rome was not the result of the work of any one particular person. Romans, participant ebook genesis to revelation series. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In addition to this volume, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of romans. Robert jewetts commentary on romans in the hermeneia series is a significant contribution, seeing that dr.
Paul wrote it during his stay in corinth, probably about 57 a. Romans commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Deeply conversant in the full range of questions andinterpretations of the letter, jewett s commentaryexplores the crucial and controverted passages thathave always animated studies of romans. A commentary g reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects series hermeneia fortress press hermeneiaa critical and historical commentary on the bible hermeneia. The primary meaning in this context is unmerited favor. Jun 09, 2016 of all the commentaries on all the books of the new testament, the one that i come back to most often is henry alford, the greek new testament. Symposia on robert jewett s commentary on romans, edited by k. Romans commentary paperback bob yandian ministries. The book of romans clarifies the principle of justification, whether it is by deeds of the law, or by the work of god. The preface and introduction to the whole epistle, to acts 1.
Most commentators follow a similar pattern and, if truth be told, often simply take over source references and crossreferences from their predecessors. A clear commentary on the book of romans by chuck smith. This epistle also helps us to understand how to have vic. Prays for the saints at rome, and expresses his desire to see them. Commentary on romans commentary on the new testament.
A commentary g reference, information and interdisciplinary subjects series hermeneia fortress press hermeneia a critical and historical commentary on the bible hermeneia. Spurgeon put it in the front rank, and more recently, martyn lloydjones owed much profit and pleasure to it, characterising its contents as unsurpassed in warmth of spirit and practical application. Of all the commentaries on all the books of the new testament, the one that i come back to most often is henry alford, the greek new testament. Robert jewett advances a particular reading of romans in his mammoth commentary. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads in. A commentary hermeneia 2nd edition by robert jewett isbn. I bought this book for a class on romans and galatians and i am so glad i did. Romans 4 commentary new testament matthew henry st.
Jun 05, 20 robert jewett s 1,000page commentary on romans in the hermeneia series 2008 was a landmark in the interpretation of pauls most complex and some would say, most important letter. Robert jewetts 1,000page commentary on romans in the hermeneia series 2008 was a landmark in the interpretation of pauls most complex and some would say, most important letter. This is the first commentary to interpret romans within the imperial context as well as in the light of the situation in spain. As a commentary, thomas chalmers strongly recommended it. Dunn university of durham durham, united kingdom robert jewett s commentary on romans is one of the finest to have appeared in modern times. Robert haldanes exposition of romans, both in its contents and in the power of its influence, stands among the foremost of the many treatments of the epistle. Jewett alsoincorporates the exciting new insights from archaeologyof the city of rome, social history of early christianity,socialscientific work on early christianity, and theinterpretation and.
The epistle to the romans was, in a way, pauls resume, his way of introducing himself to the church that. Robert jewett advances a particular reading of romans in his mammoth commentary in the prestigious hermeneia series. Paul, a servant of jesus christ the name of the author of this epistle is paul, who formerly was called saul. Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, jewetts commentary explores the crucial and controverted. More than anything else the apostle wanted his fellow jews to be saved. The sheer number of commentaries on romans makes it somewhat difficult to choose a top 5. Commentary on the book of romans romans 1 1paul, a bondservant of christ jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of god, paul refers to himself very humbly as a bondservant of god, having chosen to submit himself willingly to the purposes of god. The strengths of the commentary include its excellent introduction and the structural insights that jewett presents at the beginning of his discussion of each pericope. Based on the nrsv and niv translations, the commentary covers every book verse by verse. Robert jewetts 1,000page commentary on romans in the hermeneia series 2008 was a landmark in the interpretation of pauls most complexand some would say, most importantletter. Pauls letter therefore has a fivefold outline that would have been easily followed by the roman audience conditioned to understand classical rhetoric. Spurgeon put it in the front rank, and more recently, martyn lloydjones owed much profit and pleasure to it. Faith has always been the means of spirituality regardless of the dispensation. Israel was under the dominion of rome when paul wrote this letter so naturally it wouldve been good if they would have been given their freedom.
Osbornes exegesis of romans, which he rightly says is pauls most important letter, is marked by clarity, exegetical rigor, and yet also has a pastoral tone. Jewett has spent a great deal of time studying this epistle. Robert jewett on romans, six chapters translated into chinese and published by logos publishers in hong kong in 2009, in the chung yuan christian university masterpieces series, edited by lawrence leung. Robert jewett wrote the commentary on romans for the hermeneia series which was published in 2007. Anyone who tries to read through pauls epistle to the romans soon discovers it is a dense and difficult text. But he was careful not to upset anyone elses work romans 15. He was called by god as an apostle when christ visited him on the road to damascus. Read romans commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Robert jewetts 1,000page commentary on romans in the hermeneia series 2008 was a landmark in the interpretation of pauls most complex and some would say, most importantaletter. Buy epistle to the romans new international commentary on the new testament by douglas j. Best romans commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. Part of the genesis to revelation series from abingdon press, this session study of the book of romans begins with an introduction to paul followed by some major ideas including righteousness and wrath, being set free from sin and the law, new life in the spirit, and a. Robert jewetts commentary on romans sets a new benchmark for the genre.13 1255 375 1027 26 602 401 182 578 1396 702 1560 722 1073 317 1170 375 327 1048 1034 1318 1391 709 1190 1384 1551 1231 849 234 808 1200 1293 1416 1327 722 766 832 409 1166 1299 490 289 222 230 898 835 1268 171 83