This brief passage from Acts brings Joel Green and his life’s work to mind in many ways. Not only is he well known for his study of Luke-Acts, but the exchange between Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch—the “man” referred to here—virtually summarizes Joel’s commitments in a nutshell: he has dedicated himself to serve as a guide for readers of Scripture so that they can “really understand” what they are reading.

In a similar vein, as the general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT; Eerdmans), Joel wrote that the urgent task in writing a commentary is “to come alongside readers of Scripture in order to lead them so that they can grasp the significance of what they have read—and to do so in ways that are not only informative but transformative.”1 My contribution elsewhere in this issue of the journal discusses this quotation with reference...

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