Osborne New Testament Commentaries: Part 1 (6 vols.)

Lexham Press, 2016–2017
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This collection includes the first six volumes in this 19-volume series. More volumes and a full collection will be made available as additional volumes are completed.

Verse By Verse

Lexham Press is proud to announce a New Testament commentary series from respected biblical scholar Grant R. Osborne. His seminal work, The Hermeneutical Spiral, has become a standard for biblical interpretation, and as a culmination of his life’s ministry, he's bringing his academic acumen to an accessible, application-focused commentary.

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries interpret Scripture verse by verse, bridging the gap between scholarship and the Church. This set of commentaries is for people seeking a straightforward explanation of the text in its context, avoiding either oversimplification or technical complexity. Osborne brings out the riches of the New Testament, making each book accessible for pastors and all who consider themselves students of Scripture.

 

Key Features

  • Accessible commentary for pastors and students of the Bible
  • Written by respected biblical scholar
  • Straightforward, verse-by-verse explanation of the text in its context

Praise for the Osborne New Testament Commentaries

With this new series, readers will have before them what we—his students—experienced in all of Professor Osborne's classes: patient regard for every word in the text, exegetical finesse, a preference for an eclectic resolution to the options facing the interpreter, a sensitivity to theological questions, and most of all a reverence for God's word.

—Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor in New Testament, Northern Seminary

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries draw from the deep well of a lifetime of serious study and teaching. They present significant interpretive insights in a highly accessible, spiritually nurturing format. This is a tremendous resource that will serve a new generation of Bible readers well for years to come. Highly recommended!

—Andreas J. Kӧstenberger, founder of Biblical Foundations™, senior research professor of New Testament & biblical theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Praise for Revelation: Verse by Verse

A well-known writer of New Testament commentaries tackles a well-known New Testament book. The result is an instructive reading of this often-discussed text. Read Osborne’s Commentary on Revelation and learn.

—Darrell L. Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Many people avoid the book of Revelation because it seems strange and its interpretation is controversial. Grant Osborne brings his many years of intense and intelligent study of Revelation to bear in this compelling reading of this book’s powerful vision of Christ’s second coming. I recommend it to all readers and especially pastors.

—Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Product Details

  • Title: Osborne New Testament Commentaries: Part 1
  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Series: Osborne New Testament Commentaries
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volumes: 6

Romans

  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Page Count: 542

Romans is Paul’s theological magnum opus. Within its pages, we have the Apostle Paul’s fullest presentation of the good news he preached. Written from Corinth in AD 57 to a church he had not yet met, Romans is his masterful presentation of the dire situation all humans find themselves in, the grace of God in sending us salvation, and how we should live in light of God’s great love for us.

In Romans Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne unpacks what this towering letter means for us today. Familiar with scholarly discussions yet committed to making Romans intelligible to the lay reader, Osborne skillfully explains what it meant for its original audience and how it applies to us today.

Galatians

  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Page Count: 240

In Galatians, the Apostle Paul is engaged in a battle for the gospel. A group of legalistic Jewish Christians had gone into the Galatian churches Paul had established and begun convincing new Christians that they had to follow the Old Testament law in order to be saved. In response, Paul writes a letter urging the Galatians to live in the freedom that comes from Jesus. He pleads with them to cling to the cross of Christ and not replace it with attempts to earn righteousness through their works.

In Galatians Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne takes us back to the first century, showing readers the high stakes that led Paul to write this letter. Osborne skillfully explains what it meant for its original audience and how it applies to us today. The clear message of this book is that Christ is not only Messiah; he brought about an entirely new era of salvation history. Under the new covenant in Christ, believers are declared righteous before God by faith alone, then empowered to live in step with the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians

  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Page Count: 267

From prison, the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Ephesian Christians that was packed with many grand theological themes: the mystery of the gospel, the work of the Trinity, the exalted nature of Christ, the gift of salvation, the church as the body of Christ, and spiritual warfare against the powers of darkness.

In Ephesians: Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne offers a clear exposition of this complex book. He serves as a trustworthy guide as he unpacks Ephesians, explaining what it meant in its first-century setting and how it applies to us today. Throughout he focuses on the exalted Christ who is lord of all, and the unity of the church as the new creation in Christ.

Philippians

  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Page Count: 176

As he sits in a Roman prison, the Apostle Paul does not focus on the difficulties of his own situation when he writes to the Philippians. Rather, he is most interested in encouraging the Philippian church that he and his ministry team had founded on his second missionary journey. He overflows with joy as he urges his readers to maintain unity by looking to role models—himself, their brother Epaphroditus, but above all Jesus Christ.

In Philippians Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne gets inside this letter to show readers Paul’s close partnership with the Philippian church. These believers were always willing to help Paul when he was in a tight spot, and his relationship with them brought him great encouragement even in the midst of being persecuted for the sake of the gospel. Osborne helps readers to learn about the Philippians’ service and Paul’s gratitude so that we too can maintain joy in the direst of circumstances.

Colossians & Philemon

  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Page Count: 220

While the apostle Paul was in prison, he wrote to the Colossian Christians to help them maintain their focus on the lordship of Jesus against the claims of false teachers that had snuck in among them. At the same time as he sent this letter to the wider church, he also sent a short letter to his friend and coworker Philemon that displays Paul’s masterful skill at conflict resolution.

In Colossians & Philemon: Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne carefully and accessibly makes sense of these two important letters, while at the same time drawing on his years of scholarly research on the New Testament. The result is a clear exposition of Colossians and Philemon, explaining what they meant in their first-century setting and what they mean today.

Revelation

  • Author: Grant R. Osborne
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Page Count: 432

The book of Revelation tends to both fascinate and confuse us with its vivid and strange imagery. When we turn to trusted scholars for help, the widely divergent interpretations of the book can sometimes cause us to throw our hands in the air and stop reading. Are the visions to be taken literally or symbolically? Do they depict events from the first century or are they future, just before Jesus’ return?

In Revelation: Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne cuts through the confusion and offers a clear exposition of the book, explaining what it meant in its first-century setting and what it means today. Instead of being a frightening or befuddling book, Osborne urges us to see Revelation as highly devotional, causing readers to focus on the sovereignty of God, the futility of Satan, and the ultimate victory of the Lamb and his saints.

About Grant R. Osborne

Grant R. Osborne is professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of numerous books, including The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, and commentaries on Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), Romans (IVP New Testament Commentary), Matthew (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), and John, James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary). He has also taught at Winnipeg Theological Seminary and the University of Aberdeen, and has pastored churches in Ohio and Illinois.

Sample Pages from Revelation: Verse By Verse