The Acts of the Apostles (Anchor Bible Commentaries)
by Joseph A. Fitzmyer (Paperback – 4 Dec 2007
Fitzmyer’s is one of the best commentaries on Acts. It is learned and covers each and every aspect one could think of, and more. Scholarly, exegetical. It doesn’t converse much with patristic authors, e.g. Chrysostom; one might have expected a bit more of that from a Catholic scholar. The notes on verses don’t always read with ease, but are always rewarding. The Introduction is solid, the bibliography extensive and illuminating.
The work is comparable with Barrett’s Commentary; the latter is equally monumental, but is more technical and converses more with German scholarship (which can take its toll on the more casual reader). Equally technical is Pervo’s Acts in Hermeneia, which is critical of most things (some would say in the extreme).
Get Fitzmyer (and/or Barrett).
The paperback is a cheap option, but, at 800+ pages, will most likely have a short life. After a few weeks, mine was already showing signs of wear.