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 available. 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 third of four, Keener continues 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.
“A scholarly achievement that is unlikely to be surpassed in the foreseeable future….Every serious student of Acts owes it to herself or himself to carefully work through this significant contribution to scholarship.” – David E. Aune, University of Notre Dame
“This detailed commentary will deservedly be a major resource on Acts in many libraries–personal and public–for years to come.” – John J. Pilch, Johns Hopkins University
“Scholars of the New Testament, theologians, and classicists, but also laypersons, will want to consult and will benefit from Keener’s erudite, impressive work.” – Andreas Bendlin, University of Toronto
“A gold mine of valuable information….The vast amount of references to ancient sources and literature will be helpful for anyone interested in doing serious research on Acts.” – Samuel Byrskog, Lund University
Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) 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.