Appealing to the general reader of the Bible, the TNTC series provides its evangelical audience with an exegetical and scholarly, but non-technical commentary. Readers are not expected to know Greek or Hebrew, only bring the willingness to understand the important issues in New Testament scholarship and learn how they affect our reading and interpretation of the text. For this reason, IVP Academic is reworking this very successful series in its entirety and hopes to bring the series, and its readers, up to date on translations and the latest developments in Biblical Studies.In this volume, Francis Foulkes provides an excellent introduction which illuminates Ephesians' relationship to its sister epistles in the Pauline corpus, as well as the book's literary and theological relationship to other New Testament books, Foulkes also gives a detailed discussion of the books authorship.
Unlike Paul's letters to the Galatians or the Corinthians, the letter to the Ephesians contains almost no clues about the situation and issues its recipients faced. Nevertheless, the letter vividly depicts how God's will revealed in Christ reorients believers' lives toward unity, mutual respect, submission and love--in short, new life in Christ. Francis Foulkes expounds with clarity and ease the letter's central themes and emphases. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable, and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament. These Tyndale volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date, and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.
Francis Foulkes (1926-1997) was warden of St. John's College at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His books include and in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series.
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