the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Bible Commentaries Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament Robertson's Word Pictures
Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament is a classic word study reference set that takes you verse-by-verse through the entire New Testament. The author, A. T. Robertson, focuses on key words in each verse explaining delicate shades of meaning that are implicit in the Greek text but often lost in translation. Originally published in six volumes from 1930 to 1933, this electronic version provides Robertson's work in its entirety.
Written forty years after Dr. Marvin R. Vincent wrote his Word Studies in the New Testament, Robertson's work incorporated new knowledge of his day gained from more scientific methods of language study. Comparative grammar had thrown a flood of light on the real meaning of New Testament forms and idioms. And new original documents had been discovered in Egypt supporting evidence that New Testament Greek was the vernacular of its day.
Robertson wrote these volumes primarily for "...those who know no Greek or comparatively little and yet are anxious to get fresh help from the study of words and phrases in the New Testament." Rather than discussing the entire text of each verse, Robertson's comments focus on key words important to the passage. His comments vary from lexical to grammatical to archaeological to exegetical, depending on what is most helpful to the reader in understanding the verse.