In his introduction to Romans Verse by Verse, Grant Osborne makes a grandiose claim: “In AD 57 in the city of Corinth, the Apostle Paul wrote the greatest book ever penned in human history: his letter to the Roman church.” While we can’t prove that statement true or false unequivocally, we can say that Romans is Paul’s most dense and complex epistle. It’s had a profound effect on theology and the understanding of Scripture and the themes of the letter inform the core of what it means to be a Christian.
Osborne is up to the task
With so much to cover and unpack, studying Romans can be daunting to say the least. But Grant Osborne’s insights and exposition are top notch and provide clarity and understanding for readers. Here’s what a few of his peers have to say about this volume:
“Grant Osborne’s commentary on Romans reflects everything we have come to expect from a scholar who is one of the deans of evangelical scholarship. Osborne’s exegesis of Romans, which he rightly says is Paul’s most important letter, is marked by clarity, exegetical rigor, and yet also has a pastoral tone. We can be grateful to receive the fruit of Osborne’s scholarship, which reflects his many years of study, writing, and teaching. Students, pastors, and all those who desire to understand Romans will be helped by Osborne’s contribution.”
—Thomas R. Schreiner, professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Grant Osborne is one of my favorite expositors. In this commentary, he explains the meaning of every verse of the great book of Romans. Sometimes he introduces ongoing debates over some passages, but he never lets that detract from the task of getting his readers to grasp the meaning of the text. When necessary, Osborne rounds off his exposition by referring to other passages of Scripture, giving us a fuller biblical teaching on a theme. Throughout, he makes a conscientious effort to show how the teaching of Romans applies in daily life. These are the elements that make for great exposition, and here we see exposition at its best.”
—Ajith Fernando, teaching director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka
“In this latest offering in the Osborne New Testament Commentaries, Grant Osborne tackles Paul’s densest epistle with the clarity and insight that characterizes all of his scholarship. In an epistle where every passage is hotly debated, Osborne graciously presents differing opinions while also clearly articulating what he considers to be the best interpretation.”
—H. Daniel Zacharias, assistant professor of New Testament studies, Acadia Divinity College
What’s coming next
With the release of Romans Verse by Verse, the first six volumes in the Osborne New Testament Commentaries have all been completed. The next six volumes in the series will (mostly) depart from the Pauline corpus for a time. Two volumes are scheduled for next Spring—the Gospel of John and 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The Gospel of Luke should follow a year from now and Acts soon after in early 2019.
If you haven’t benefited from the insights found in the Osborne New Testament Commentaries yet, now is a great time to jump on board. All of volumes in the first six-volume bundle are now available—get them all today!