Monday, June 19, 2006

Luke Commentaries


I am preparing for a class I am teaching in the Fall on the Gospel of Luke. Do any of you--especially any of you who are professors--have any textbook suggestions? I know I would definitely like to use the Luke volume from the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series.

In addition, I am also considering recommending a more technical commentary. I might just leave students with options--that would certainly help to generate some interesting class discussion. Fitzmyer, Evans, Bock, Johnson, Marshall--there are just so many to choose from. Any comments?

6 comments:

Aaron G said...

Amy-Jill Levine's A Feminist Companion to Luke might be good for your bibliography.

Scott Hahn said...

Arthur A. Just's two volume commentary on Luke in the Concordia series has many excellent features.

Michael F. Bird said...

I'm rather partial to Tannehill, Johnson, Nolland and Bock for my part.

Joe said...

NOT Fitzmyer. Try the volume in "The Bible Speaks Today" series by Wilcox, or Joel Green.

Andrew said...

The Navarre commentary?

J. B. Hood said...

You're probably way past this Michael, but Joel B. Green's commentary is absolutely dynamite. Don't fail to get a peak...or at least get his article on Abraham in Luke 1-2, in IBR I think.

As far as biblio goes, Moessner has edited a book on Luke and Israel's history/Scriptures; there's Reading Luke in the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series (Bartholomew, Green, etc...I think Hahn contributes though I can't be sure). Howard Marshall's book on Luke: Historian and Theologian (I think) is good.