The Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series provides compact, critical commentaries on the writings of the New Testament. These writings exemplify the tasks and procdures of careful, critical exergesis. In this volume, Robert C. Tannehill focuses on the significance of the Gospel of Luke in its final form for its original audiance. Tannehill suggests that certain features of Luke's Gospel only take on a deeper significance when matched with an appropriate historical and cultural context in the first century. This book is academic (for the sophisticated nonspecialist student of the Bible), has 378 pages, and is published by Abington Press.