Until his passing in 1990, F.F. Bruce was arguably the most influential NT scholar of his generation. Specializing in the historical sociological context of the NT Bruce was a natural selection for this volume, The Book of The Acts [NICNT], which presents the message and 'acts' of the apostolic church and its leaders. Proceeding pericope by pericope Bruce unpacks this dense book on multiple levels including exegetical, theological, and historical. Widely held as a classic, this volume shows Bruce at his absolute best.
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Date:March 18, 2003
There are better commentaries on Acts, but this is the one that most other modern commentators have built upon. The introduction is very brief, but the exegesis is solid and lucid. Bruce provides excellent background material and the work is very helpful when used along with the work of Ben Witherington (Socio-Rhetorical Commentary published by Eerdmans), and I. Howard Marshall (Tyndale series). I must admit that the introduction in this volume seems inadequate, but Bruce provides a much better introduction in his commentary on the Greek text of Acts which is still available. At any rate, this is still a very valuable and helpful contribution to the study of Acts.