Tyndale New Testament Commentary, revised edition

Paul’s epistle to the Romans changed the lives of many great Christian thinkers, including Augustine, Martin Luther, John Wesley and Karl Barth. However, while Romans has been among the most influential books of the New Testament, it has also been the subject of some of the church’s most heated debates. What is justification by faith? What is the relationship between law and grace? What is God’s ultimate purpose for Israel? Without losing sight of the simplicity of the gospel, F. F. Bruce guides us along the difficult but rewarding paths of this great letter.

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.

Originally published in 1963 in England by The Tyndale Press and in the U.S. by Wm. B. Eerdmans, a revised edition was published in 1985 in England by Inter-Varsity Press and in the U.S. by Wm. B. Eerdmans. Bruce said he used the opportunity “to replace the AV by the RSV as the basis of the commentary” and “to incorporate the results of twenty years’ further thought and study. Tim Grass, Bruce’s biographer, however, said, “the revision has a surprisingly dated feel to it, in that whilst he often updated bibliographical references, the text remained largely unaltered and he does not often appear to have integrated newer perspectives and approaches into his discussion of particular issues.”

The book received a new typesetting in 2008 and the American publisher became InterVarsity Press USA.

In spite of InterVarsity Press’s website saying, “The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series,” the book and ebook InterVarsity Press in the US sells are the 1985 revision. The same are available from Inter-Varsity Press UK with UK ISBNs.

Print edition, published by InterVarsity Press (U.S.)
283 pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8308-4236-0

Ebook published by InterVarsity Press (U.S.)
283 pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8308-9823-7

Print edition, published by Inter-Varsity Press (U.K.)
ISBN: 978-1-844742721
may no longer be in print from UK publisher

Ebook published by Inter-Varsity Press (U.K.)
ISBN: 978-1-783593194

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