Careful scholarship and spiritual insight characterize this enduring commentary by John Murray on Romans, first published in 1959 as part of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.
After a brief introduction to the authorship, occasion, setting, and message of the epistle, Murray provides a verse-by-verse exposition of Romans that is deeply penetrating in its elucidation of the text. In ten appendices he gives special attention to select themes and scholarly debates—the meaning of justification, Isaiah 53:11 in relation to Romans, Karl Barth on Romans 5, the interpretation of the "weak brother" in Romans 14, and more.
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About the Author
John Murray (1898–1975) spent most of his distinguished career teaching systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. His notable books include Principles of Conductand Redemption Accomplished and Applied.