I am always fascinated by those who have written commentaries and how they view the task. I found this little gem from the late William L. Lane on his writing of the award-winning Hebrews commentary (WBC) in which he spent some twelve years writing and researching.
|William L. Lane (1931-1999)|
"It takes a particular call of God to write a biblical commentary," says Lane, also the author of a volume on the Gospel of Mark. "Most people don't understand what a very lonely task it is to go into a room and shut the door and wrestle with the text."- William L. Lane on his two-volume Hebrews commentary, http://www.spu.edu/depts/uc/response/april97/c_news/, accessed on 5/4/14.