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This is a handy Reformed commentary on Luke, very readable, even for people like me who dont read Greek. Dr. Hendriksen separates his chapters so that his explanations of Greek are set aside from the main exposition of each passage of Luke.The greatest point I read addresses the sneering of the Jewish leaders at the Crucifixion (Luke 23:35): They thought that it was weakness that kept him nailed to the cross. Actually it was power, the power of his love, love for others, that he might save them, sacrificing himself as their Substitute, voluntarily surrendering himself to fathomless agonies in order that all who repose their trust in him might be saved (John 3:16) (p. 1029).Dr. Hendriksens discussion of Pontius Pilates relationship to the Jews was also valuable. Pilate seems to have a rather sarcastic streak.