About the Author
For over seventy-five years Word Pictures in the New Testament has been a cornerstone of Bible scholarship. Now, the classic six-volume set has been condensed into a one-volume edition to make in-depth New Testament study accessible and enjoyable to a wider audience than ever. Each New Testament book is carefully examined, chapter by chapter, and accompanied by the unique and unmistakable commentary of A.T. Robertson, a leading authority on the Greek New Testament.
A.T. Robertson is one of those rare scholars. In his day he was the most cited American scholar in European New Testament Greek scholarship. In other words he was well respected, and rightfully so. This six volume set is a great gift to posterity. Those knowledgeable in Greek and those who are not will both benefit from Robertson's comments. Those who are not familiar with Greek may have some difficulties. Although the Greek is transliterated, many of the observations are chalked full of nomenclature from his grammar. Those who know Greek may struggle from time to time as his terminology is different than that found is modern grammars. But all that being said, to have a scholar of Robertson's ability giving commentary on each verse of the New Testament, drawing nuances from the original language is indeed edifying. There are a few fallacies here and there, as the understanding of New Testament Greek grammar and lexicography have progressed in the last seventy years. I found the work to be the strongest in the gospels and in Acts. The Pauline corpus and the general epistles had terse comments which were not as helpful. Acts on the other hand was full of lexical jewels. The mentioning of Classical Greek and Septuagintal usages of the lexical stock were enlightening. The author (in Acts) makes several grammatical parallels to other Greek literature. While this set will not replace the excellent modern commentaries on the books of the New Testament, it is indeed a valuable reference just because of who Robertson was as a scholar.