Shelf Life Book Review: Commentary on the New Testament

Stephen M. Vantassel

Commentary on the New Testament: Verse-by-Verse Explanations with a Literal Translation
Baker Academic, 2010

In this commentary, Robert H. Gundry interprets the entire New Testament in canonical order. Gundry creates his own translation and provides a passage-by-passage analysis of the text. He focuses on the canonical narrative while bypassing introductory issues, such as authorship, literary analysis and historical context.

Gundry designed this volume for busy pastors and students. He does not attempt to harmonize or soften certain passages, which makes his commentary useful for members of various traditions. Not overly scholastic, this commentary lacks footnotes, bibliography and references to outside sources.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 3 No. 4