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Discussion in 'The Gospels & Acts' started by Shawn Mathis, Dec 17, 2014.
Thanks in advance.
Calvin-commentary, Sermons on Acts 1-7
Derek Thomas - Acts - in the Reformed Expository Commentary series
Acts Commentary (sermon-like) - RC Sproul
Good places to start
I have been reading Martyn Lloyd-Jones series on Acts. Powerful stuff
Check this out: Acts of the Apostles Resources (Feeding On Christ).
I agree with them that Peterson is excellent, as is Johnson's redemptive-historical survey as far as moderns go. Otherwise, J.A. Alexander and Calvin's commentaries are helpful, along with Dick's lectures if his selection happens to coincide with your passage of choice.
Keener's new like two volume one.
Bock I think has one, as he has does a few on Luke.
I suppose it depends what you're hoping to use it for. Assuming you want something sizable for in-depth study, Bock is excellent.
Many very good options already named. I picked up Stott's BST volume on Acts a while back. On the passages where I've consulted it, I've found it helpful (but I'm biased; Stott is one of my all-time favorites).
Can't answer your question, but it's been on my mind as we just received Sproul's commentary for free (donation to Ligonier Ministries), and I am moving into Acts next.
Paying attention to others comments!
The ones that have been mentioned are all excellent. I would say that Keener's commentary is only for the really serious pastor/scholar. 3 Volumes out of 4 have been published, and each one is over 1,000 extremely large pages. If you have the time to read it, it will pay rich dividends. Also, it seems important to mention Barrett's very fine commentary in the ICC series (very expensive, and not the most conservative commentary on the planet, but many fine comments nevertheless). Witherington (an Arminian) has a very good commentary as well. Peterson, Thomas, Sproul, Calvin, Lloyd-Jones, Alexander, Bock, Stott, and Marshall, will be the most important for Reformed pastors, and then supplement with the ones I have mentioned, if the pastor wants more.
I found Schnabel's commentary (in the ZECNT series) to be exceptionally well-done. More so than some of the ones mentioned in previous posts that are labeled as being very good.
Not a commentary, but The Visual Bible Acts is well done. For some groups watching 10 minutes at a time then going in-depth and discussing might be a good approach, depending on the purpose and group.
I don't know why I forgot Schnabel. He is one of the foremost experts on early church history (his 2-volume history of early church missions is spectacular). Good call, Ben.
Thanks all for the bountiful answers. Any comments on Rackham? Baker edition, found it free a while back.
I'm not familiar with Rackham...
It did occur to me, however, that one other option is the Reformation Commentary on Scripture http://www.ivpress.com/series/rcs/index2.php?540-17-1877%20RCS though I know some on the PB have mixed views as to that series' usefulness. The Acts volume came out this year.
This one looks interesting: The Acts of the Apostles (ebook) - InterVarsity Press
Don't forget the Life and epistles of St. Paul by Conybeare & Howson, and its interaction with Acts.
Ah, yes, almost did forget about Conybeare/Howson. Thanks all.