Bruce begins The Epistles to The Colossianss, To Philemon, & to The Ephesians [NICNT] is a broad commentary covering the origins, authorship, circumstances, and text of each letter. Bruce pays particular attention to the geographical issues related to each letter, while also noting the Jewish influences and the theological issues brought out in each book, both abstract (Colossians) and practical (Ephesians/Philemon).
According to Bruce, there are important reasons for linking Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians together in one work, and through interacting with recent scholarship makes a very compelling case for his thesis. This is a section by section commentary covering all three books and provides separate introductions (in addition to the one listed above), analysis, and treatment of the text while drawing out the important theological issues.
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