The First Epistle to the Corinthians: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
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The landmark commentary The First Epistle to the Corinthians by this generations leading authority on the biblical hermeneutics is now available in paperback.

Few, if any, commentaries obtain the scope, the depth, or the sheer penetration of the biblical text as this work by Anthony Thiselton. Dealing not only with the linguistic technicalities of the text, the historical context that surrounds it, and the history of how it's been read, Thiselton forges new ground incorporating hermeneutical analysis into his work and by doing so provides students of the New Testament with an unparalleled resource.

He asks not only what Paul meant, but asks why Paul said things the way he said them while unpacking many of the book's hermeneutically enigmatic statements. For specialists, this commentary is an indispensible piece of scholarship that must be dealt with before any legitimate interpretation of First Corinthians can be offered. A historic landmark in commentary publishing.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1492
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802870910
ISBN-13: 9780802870919
Series: New International Greek Testament Commentary

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Publisher's Description

This superb volume in the New International Greek Testament Commentary series provides the most detailed, definitive, and distinctive commentary on 1 Corinthians available in English to date.

One of the world's most respected Christian theologians, Anthony Thiselton here provides in-depth discussion of the language of 1 Corinthians, presents his own careful translation of the Greek, traces the main issues of interpretation from the church fathers to the present, and highlights topics of theological, ethical, and sociohistorical interest today, including ethics and "rights," marriage, divorce and remarriage, "headship," gender, prophecy, and many others.

No other commentary on 1 Corinthians embodies the wealth and depth of detail presented in Thiselton's work, which takes account of nearly all scholarly research on 1 Corinthians and incorporates substantial bibliographies throughout. In his commentary Thiselton indeed addresses virtually every question that thoughtful, serious readers -- scholars, students, pastors, teachers -- may wish to ask of or about the text of 1 Corinthians. His work truly offers a fresh, comprehensive, and original contribution to our understanding of this major epistle and its contemporary relevance.

Author Bio

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England.

Editorial Reviews

Evangelical Review of Theology
"A prodigious commentary on First Corinthians which will be welcomed by students, scholars, and pastors alike. . . A fine scholarly achievement. The substantial bibliographies, the excursuses incorporating ancient as well as the most recent scholarly discussion, and the comprehensive indices at the end make the volume not only a welcome addition to the literature on First Corinthians, but also a useful resource for the study of Pauline theology."

Theological Studies
"The volume's comprehensive scope demonstrates Thiselton's command of both this letter and the wider issues of Pauline studies. The exegesis is careful and rigorously represents the various interpretations available for nearly every passage. . . The volume is extremely lucid for such a technical work and will serve the field of New Testament studies for many years to come. . . Highly recommended."

Raymond F. Collins
"I have read Anthony Thiselton's commentary with delight. It is an impressive conversation with the best of contemporary interpretation of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Its clearly articulated juxtaposition of opposing views makes it a valuable tool for those who want to go further in the study of one of the most important documents of the early church."

Craig L. Blomberg
"Every New Testament book except 1 Corinthians has had at least one major English-language commentary on its Greek text published in recent years. For 1 Corinthians the last such commentary was Robertson and Plummer's revised edition in 1914! Now this gap has been amply filled by one of the most detailed, widely ranging, and exegetically compelling commentaries ever written on any book of the Bible. Scholars, pastors, and students alike are all now massively indebted to Tony Thiselton for this prodigious work."

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    February 14, 2017
    Jimmy Reagan
    West Union, OH
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    Anthony Thiseltons influential, important tome on First Corinthians is now made available in paperback. This more economical version will make it more widely available for Bible students. Before I received my review copy, I had heard several reports of how impressive it scholarship was. With it now in my hand, how would I best describe it? Scholarly, encyclopedic, exhaustive, theological, and comprehensive are the words that come to mind.

    The Introduction demonstrates what youre going to get in the whole commentary. Theres 52 pages, but it seems like enough information for twice that amount. In other words, theres never any fluff, only more and more material for insight. Further, you see its value for both pastors and scholars. It begins with setting the stage in the most vivid way imaginable for Corinth. You immediately see that understanding the cultural milieu is critical to understanding the book of First Corinthians. He proves his conclusions with historical and archaeological evidence. He even hints at a few cultural peculiarities of Corinth that will affect interpreting later passages in this discussion. He also describes how important Corinth is to the overall ministry Paul.

    When he gets into other issues common to an Introduction he slides beyond what most pastors would need or want and gives the scholars everything they could ever want; for example, when he discusses argument and rhetoric. His conclusions on Paul and dating are mostly conservative.

    His thoroughness continues in the commentary proper. Even though theres a good bit of Greek in his text, theres usually the English in the same sentence that makes following his argument easy. There might be some paragraphs that a pastor would skip, but plenty of others that so thoroughly explains what is at stake that would still make it an incredible asset to them. I know I look forward to using it in the years ahead. Its place in the scholarly world is set too. No scholar writing in the future on First Corinthians will dare to skip Thiselton. I warmly recommend this volume to anyone trying to build a first-class exegetical library.

    I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 1, 2010
    Jacob Denhollander
    One need only compare this volume to most any other commentary to be simply astounded by Thiselton's Commentary. The amount of detail and depth of discussion is amazing. That is not to say that, for instance, the commentary of Fee is not excellent, but nothing I have seen can compare to Thiselton's work. The detailed bibliographies (50-100 titles) listed for every section he works through were immensely helpful to me as I prepared my school papers. A word of warning, however - Thiselton's commentary is not for those who cannot think through complex linguistic and interpretive issues for themselves; the breadth of his reading and comprehension of various opinions is likely to leave the non-scholar in a daze of confusion. That said, this is the best commentary, hands-down, I have ever seen for any book.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 15, 2010
    Linda
    My first choice reference for studying I Corinthians! Academically grounded in and focused on the original language but very readable.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 14, 2009
    Ralph E. Molyneux
    If you can only afford one in depth commentary on 1 Corinthians, choose this one over Fee.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 4, 2006
    Peter Amue
    This commentary is the best on 1 Corinthians that is available today, and surpasses the ones by Fee and Robertson/Plummer. There is no other commentary that goes into so much detail, and has such a lot of wealthy information. All the major textual issues have been dealt with, and Thiselton has taken into account all other issues that one might raise regarding this commentary. The exegesis is so detailed, even though he was limited by space, that one does not need to consult another commentary on this epistle. He has also provided an in-depth discussion on the language using his own translation of the Greek. Student, scholar and pastor alike will be blessed by the richness of this commentary, and so will the textual critic. I very strongly recommend this commentary, as it will give one a better understanding of this major Pauline epistle.
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