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EXEGETICAL COMMENTARIESbooks that seek to grapple with various aspects of interpretation

Bruce, F. F. The Book of the Acts. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1988.

Gaebelein, Frank E., Merrill C. Tenney, and Richard N. Longenecker. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: John and Acts. Vol. 9. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1981.

Marshall, I. Howard. Acts: An Introduction and Commentary. Vol. 5. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1980.

Kistemaker, Simon J., and William Hendriksen. Exposition of the Acts of the Apostles. Vol. 17. New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1953–2001.

Schnabel, Eckhard J. Acts. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.

Trites, Allison A., William J. Larkin. Cornerstone Biblical Commentary. Vol 12: The Gospel of Luke and Acts. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2006.

Peterson, David G. The Acts of the Apostles. The Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI; Nottingham, England: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009.

EXEGETICAL SUMMARIES books that summarize all the interpretive options in the passage

Cheng, Belinda, and Robert Stutzman. An Exegetical Summary of Acts 1–14. Exegetical Summaries. Dallas, TX: SIL International, 2017.

Abernathy, David, and Robert Stutzman. An Exegetical Summary of Acts 15–28. Exegetical Summaries.Dallas, TX: SIL International, 2018.

PATRISTIC/HISTORICAL COMMENTARIESa book that records the interpretations of Acts through AD. 750

Martin, Francis, and Evan Smith. Acts. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture NT 5. DownersGrove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006.

HOMILETICAL COMMENTARIESbooks that record the exposition of Acts by a preacher

Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn. Authentic Christianity. 1st U.S. ed. Vols. 1-6. Studies in the Book of Acts. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2000.

MacArthur, John F., Jr. Acts. MacArthur New Testament Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994.Hughes, R. Kent. Acts: The Church Afire. Preaching the Word. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1996.

Ogilvie, Lloyd J., and Lloyd J. Ogilvie. Acts. Vol. 28. The Preacher’s Commentary Series. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Inc, 1983.

BIBLICAL ATLASESimportant resources regarding the many geographic references in the book of Acts

Beitzel, Barry J. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2009.

Currid, John D., and David P. Barrett. Crossway ESV Bible Atlas. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010.

Rasmussen, Carl G. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible. Revised Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

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