New American Bible, Revised Edition. Personal Edition. ed. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops., 2015. First printing. Study edition with commentary, notes, citations and maps.



Catholic: These are considered the first line of study and authoritative for my preparations.

Brown, Raymond E., S.S. The Birth of the Messiah. A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in Matthew and Luke. New York: Doubleday. 1977.

Fitzmyer, Joseph A., S.J. The Gospel According to Luke (I-IX). Edited by William Foxwell Albright and David Noel Freedman. Vol. 28. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1981.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Gospel of Luke. Edited by Daniel J. Harrington. Vol. 3. Sacra Pagina. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991.

Other: These are also good commentaries but must be read with care as some points may not comport with Catholic teaching.

Barclay, William. The Gospel of Luke. The Daily Bible Study Series. Revised edition. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975

Carson, D. A., Walter W. Wessel, and Walter L. Liefeld. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: With the New International Version of the Holy Bible. Vol. 8 (Matthew, Mark, Luke). Edited by Frank E. Gaebelein and J. D. Douglas. Vol. 8. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Pub. House, 1984.  Liefeld is the Author of the section on the Gospel of Luke.

Craddock, Fred B. Luke. Interpretation: A Biblical Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 2009. Originally published 1990.

Just, Arthur A., and Thomas C. Oden, editors.  Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. New Testament III. Luke. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2003

Neale, David A. Luke 1-9: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2011.

Wright, Nicholas Thomas.  Luke for Everyone. London:SPCK and Louisville,KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2004.