A commentary focusing on the translation and grammatical structure of Colossians and Philemon.
The primary concern of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series is to illuminate the meaning of the Greek text by examining its lexical and grammatical forms in order to determine the intended meaning of the original author.
Wherever necessary historical and social dimensions pertinent to the text are drawn in to help further explain the meaning of the text. Thus, this is not a commentary bogged down in academic discussion or historical debates-it is a commentary on the text that draws in these other elements in service of making the text's meaning lucid. Footnotes are minimized, and grammatical diagrams are displayed in large images. Large page format and book design make these commentaries ideal for notes, and each section is prefaced by a short summary.
Perfect preaching tools, all those working with the language of the text will find this series helpful.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 480 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2012
This series is designed for those who know biblical languages. It is written primarily for the pastor and Bible teacher, not for the scholar. That is, the aim is not to review and offer a critique of every possible interpretation that has ever been given to a passage, but to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context. Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting. While the focus will not be on application, it is expected that the authors will offer suggestions as to the direction in which application can flow.
David W. Pao (PhD Harvard University) is Professor of New Testament and Chair of the New Testament Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His publications include Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus, Thanksgiving: An Investigation of a Pauline Theme, Early Christian Voices: In Texts, Traditions, and Symbols (coeditor), Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, and After Imperialism: Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement (coeditor).
Clinton E. Arnold (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology in LaMirada, California.