2 Corinthians / Revised - eBook
2 Corinthians / Revised - eBook  -     By: Colin Kruse
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Paul's long, complicated history with the Corinthian church culminates in this ardent defense of Christian ministry in general and of his own ministry in particular. In this revised edition, Colin Kruse updates and expands his insightful analysis that illuminates Paul's contrast of the old and new covenants and his eloquent exposition of the ministry of reconciliation. He also charts a clear, plausible course through the maze of the literary history of Paul's correspondence with the Corinthian Christians.

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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.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN-13: 9780830898541
Series: Tyndale Commentary

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  1. The Geeky Calvinist
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    A Introductory Commentary
    January 5, 2018
    The Geeky Calvinist
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    The Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentary Series is going through a major revision many of the oldest volumes are in desperate need of updating as well as adhering to the series expanded vision of a more in depth introductory commentary. Colin G. Kruse is one of the major forces behind this revision having tasked with two revisions of R.V. G. Tasker previous volumes, previously John and now 2nd Corinthians. Needless to say Colin G. Kruse had his work cut out for him to replace Taskers commentary on the epistle of 2nd Corinthians for the spectacular Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. Tasker was the standard for introductory commentaries for 2nd Corinthians and Kruses commentary replaces a legend with one of equal caliber.

    Kruse is a distinguished scholar and is no stranger to commentaries in the New Testaments, and his academic credentials shine in this studious commentary. The Tyndale New Testament commentary is a great introduction commentary for pastors and laymen alike and requires no knowledge of the Biblical Greek language. Yet this commentary is part of a growing trend of added girth in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. Weighing in at just under 280 pages this commentary is almost the length of a mid-range commentary. Yet the accessibility of this commentary makes it a wonderful introduction to the 2nd Epistle to the Corinthians. I own and have read many commentaries on this epistle and this new commentary is one of the greatest additions to that lineage. Furthermore this commentary shows great potential in giving phenomenal application combined with superior exegesis.

    2nd Corinthians, begins with the typical study into the introductory matters of this book of the Bible, yet while introductions are common, is atypical for Kruse is so through with his research and interaction with recent scholarship. In a day where these matters are either glossed over to get to the exegesis of the text or are so cumbersome that they become useless, Kruse found a good balance in being thorough, communicating depth and attention to recent scholarship, without losing the message of the text.

    With reference to the commentary sections on 2nd Corinthians, Kruse, expertly navigates the text showing the original context of passage while applying it directly to the modern day reader. He also uses a pastoral tone in many of his comments yet never sacrifices his scholastic approach. The outlines that he provides are also of great use for a pastor looking to preach though the 2nd Epistle to the Corinthians.

    In recommending, 2nd Corinthians, to others I would whole heartily recommend this commentary to students of scripture, with one caveat. By this I mean I recommend this work to Pastors, Bible Teachers, Bible College Students, and to a limited extent educated Laymen looking to teach a Sunday school class, there is enough scholarly weight to this work to understand a particular issue in the text while giving aid to pastors in preaching the text. There are many commentaries about the Epsitle to the 2nd Corinthians available at this moment but, Kruse, of the TNTC series is a giant leap above the rest.

    This book was provided to me free of charge from IVP Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
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