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Pillar New Testament Commentary
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Letters Of John Second Edition
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Based on the latest text of the NIV, this updated commentary reflects the most current scholarship.
This updated and revised Pillar commentary seeks to clearly explain the meaning of John’s letters to teachers, pastors, and general readers looking for a reliable and trusted resource for personal study. Colin Kruse introduces the important issues involved in interpreting the Johannine letters, gives verse-by-verse comments, and provides extensive discussion of John’s major theological themes, including the real humanity of Christ, atonement, the role of the Spirit, Christian assurance, the meaning of koinonia, Christian love, and eternal life.
Designed both for serious students and for general readers of the Bible, the Pillar New Testament Commentary volumes seek to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it. The scholars writing these volumes interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate yet avoid undue technical detail. Their ideal is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with an eye alert both to biblical theology and to the contemporary relevance of the Bible.
Letters To Timothy And Titus
The Pastoral Letters-1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus-have made an enduring contribution to understanding the role of pastors in the church. With a spirited devotion to the text, Robert Yarbrough helps unlock the meaning of these short but rich letters in this commentary.
In keeping with the character of Pillar New Testament Commentary volumes, The Letters to Timothy and Titus offers a straightforward reading of these texts. Their primary concerns-God, salvation, and the pastoral task-remain central to Yarbrough’s thorough and comprehensive exegesis. Engaging with the best scholarship and resources, Yarbrough shows how these letters are as relevant today as they were to the early Christians.
Gospel According To Luke
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The newest installment of today’s premier mid-level Bible commentary series, James Edwards’s Pillar volume on Luke devotes attention throughout to the vocabulary, historical background, special themes, and narrative purpose that make the Third Gospel unique among the four Gospels.
Edwards counterbalances the generally recognized Gentile focus of Luke by highlighting Luke’s overarching interest in depicting Jesus as the fulfillment of God’s providential work in the history of Israel. While fully conversant with all the latest scholarship, Edwards writes in a lively, fluent style that will commend his commentary on Luke to ministers, students, scholars, and many other serious Bible readers.
2nd Letter To The Corinthians
Newest volume in the acclaimed Pillar New Testament Commentary series
The question that Paul sets before the ancient church in Corinth – Do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in and among you? (2 Cor 13:5) – remains a critical question for the church today. This commentary by Mark Seifrid seeks to hear Paul’s message afresh and communicate it to our time.
Seifrid offers a unified reading of 2 Corinthians, which has often been regarded as a composite of excerpts and fragments. He argues that Paul’s message is directed at the practical atheism of the Corinthian church – the hidden heresy that assumes God’s saving work in the world may be measured by outward standards of success and achievement.
Like all of the Pillar volumes, Seifrid’s commentary on 2 Corinthians offers careful grammatical analysis and exegesis with clear pastoral application.
Pauls Letter To The Romans
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In keeping with the aims of the Pillar series, Colin Kruse in this commentary explains Romans to serious pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible. Kruse — a well-known evangelical scholar — solidly bases his exegesis on the Greek text, in conversation with scholarly literature, both ancient and modern, and with special attention to the literature of the last thirty years.
This commentary shows how Paul expounds and defends the gospel against the background of God’s sovereign action as creator, judge, and redeemer of the world. In the process, Kruse elucidates Paul’s teaching about matters of concern in the Roman house churches — issues that remain important today. Kruse’s clarity and economy in dealing with such complex and important matters, along with the other features mentioned above, promise to make this commentary an enduring standard for years to come.
1st Letter To The Corinthians
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This careful, sometimes innovative, mid-level commentary touches on an astonishingly wide swath of important, sensitive issues – theological and pastoral – that have urgent resonances in twenty-first-century life. Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner reveal how 1 Corinthians directly addresses the claims of unity and truth, church discipline, sexual matters, the Lord’s supper, the nature of love, Christian leadership, and many other significant topics.
Those who preach and teach 1 Corinthians will be grateful to Ciampa and Rosner for years to come and scholars will be challenged to see this letter with fresh eyes.
Letter To The Philippians
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In this clear, concise exegetical commentary, G. Walter Hansen offers rich exposition of the text of Philippians as well as wisdom and maturity in its application. In so doing he emphasizes partnership – the social and corporate dimensions of community – in the progress of the gospel.
After a moderately sized bibliography, the introduction takes up the historical setting of the city of Philippi, the nature of the letter, the occasion of the letter, and a preview of two key themes, the gospel of Christ and the community in Christ. The commentary itself considers Philippians in light of these themes, considering the greetings, reports of Gospel ministry, recommendations of two Christ-like servants, and other emphases on the gospel and on partners or servants.
Letters To The Colossians And To Philemon
Using the same brilliant exegesis and sound practical insight found in his previous work, Douglas J. Moo here not only accurately explains the meaning of the Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, but also applies that meaning to twenty-first-century readers. Moo introduces each book with a series of five similar questions: To whom was it written? Who wrote it? When? Why? and What? He then divides the commentary itself into Letter Opening, Letter Body, and Letter Closing for each book, addressing the introductory thanksgiving of Philemon as well. The volume ends with thorough indexes of names, subjects, scripture references, and extrabiblical literature. Informed, methodologically astute, evangelical, and displaying a careful balance between good scholarship and pastoral concern, The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon is readily accessible, offering something for everyone – teacher or student, pastor or parishioner, scholar or layperson.
Letters To The Thessalonians
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Mining new knowledge about the first-century world of Thessalonica, Gene Green offers a masterful analysis of The Letters to the Thessalonians. His comprehensive study of the people, their history, socioeconomic conditions, and religious beliefs illuminates his careful verse-by-verse commentary, providing you with an in-depth look at what these pastorally astute letters say about perseverance amid suffering and trials, attitudes toward work, questions concerning Christ’s second coming, and more.
Gospel According To Mark
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This new Pillar volume offers exceptional commentary on Mark that clearly shows the second Gospel, though it was a product of the earliest Christian community, to be both relevant and sorely needed in today’s church. Written by a biblical scholar who has devoted thirty years to the study of the second Gospel, this commentary aims primarily to interpret the Gosepl of Mark according to its theological intentions and purposes, especially as they relate to the life and ministry of Jesus and the call to faith and discipleship. Unique features of James Edwards’s approach include clear descriptions of key terms used by Mark and revealing discussion of the Gospel’s literary features, including Mark’s use of the sandwich technique and of imagistic motifs and irony. Edwards also proposes a new paradigm for interpreting the difficult Little Apocalypse of chapter 13, and he argues for a new understanding of Mark’s controversial ending.
Letter Of James
This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today’s church.
Gospel According To John
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1. Some Distinctive Characteristics Of The Gospel Of John
2. How John’s Gospel Has Been Understood: Select Soundings
3. The Authenticity Of The Fourth Gospel
4. The Authorship Of The Fourth Gospel
5. The Date And Provenance Of The Fourth Gospel
6. The Purpose Of The Gospel Of John
7. Some Theological Empahses In John
8. Preaching From The Fourth Gospel
9. The Structure Of John’s Gospel
Carson states he is trying to explain the text of John’s Gospel to those who minister the Word of God to others, either by preaching or by leading Bible studies. It can be used by those laypeople who want personal growth. He looks at the flow of the text; specifically, on the movement of thought.