A time-saving resource that closes the gap between grammatical analysis, exegesis, and sermon preparation. Providing students, teachers, and pastors with the background for understanding the Greek text of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, this must-have reference offers a brief introduction on authorship, date, occasion, and purpose; a list of recommended commentaries; extensive exegetical notes; and more.
The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT) closes the gap between the Greek text and the available lexical and grammatical tools, providing all the necessary information for greater understanding of the text. The series makes interpreting any given New Testament book easier, especially for those who are hard pressed for time but want to preach or teach with accuracy and authority.
Each volume begins with a brief introduction to the particular New Testament book, a basic outline, and a list of recommended commentaries. The body is devoted to paragraph-by-paragraph exegesis of the Greek text and includes homiletical helps and suggestions for further study. A comprehensive exegetical outline of the New Testament book completes each EGGNT volume.
Benjamin L. Merkle is professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of several books including 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons, Why Elders? A Biblical and Practical Guide for Church Members, and Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline.
"Ben Merkle's commentary on Ephesians should be on the shelf of everyone who studies the Greek text of Ephesians. Three things stand out in this commentary. First, the structure of the text is nicely portrayed so that readers can see the flow of the argument. These structural layouts alone are worth the price of the book. Second, the book concisely and clearly sets forth the various grammatical options. Merkle fairly and wisely adjudicates among the various options. Third, Merkle's commentary on the text captures well the theology in one of Paul's most important letters."
Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, professor of biblical theology, and associate dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"If you're most interested in plumbing the depths of the Greek text, Merkle offers what few others doa thorough, linguistically accurate, judicious, clear, and trustworthy exegesis of the text. He goes beyond merely commenting on commentators. Here you will find original exegesis at its finest."
J. Scott Duvall, professor of New Testament and J. C. and Mae Fuller Chair of Biblical Studies, Ouachita Baptist University
"The new volume will prove of inestimable value to students studying the Greek text of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, providing arguments for differing options of analyzing Greek phrases and guidance for making informed decisions. And scholars will find grammatical and syntactical analyses that even the larger commentaries often do not engage in. The book, as well as the entire series, should be on the bookshelf of anyone reading the New Testament in Greek."
Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary