In this volume, James Scott explores Second Corinthians, shedding light on the personal aspect of Paul's problems at Corinth. Emphasizing the two major motifs of the merkabah (heavenly throne-chariot) and Korah's rebellion, Scott suggests that Paul saw his embattled situation as parallel to that of Moses during the rebellion. Includes a brief introduction and references.
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the truth found in this commentary series.
James M. Scott is assistant professor of biblical studies at Trinity Western University. He is the author of Paul and the Nations, Adoption as Sons of God, and Exile.