Colossians and Philemon (ICC)
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 416
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments.The new commentaries continue this tradition. All new evidence now available is incorporated and new methods of study are applied. The authors are of the highest international standing.No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.
"This volume takes its place as a worthy replacement in the venerable International Critical Commentary series. Here is critical but reverent scholarship at its best, distilling many years of research and reflection. In a day when the length of critical commentaries is expanding exponentially, Wilson serves up a concise, erudite treatment, a model of lucid scholarship.For pastors who can work with their Greek NT and for teachers in colleges, universities and seminaries, this commentary will prove to be a goldmine of information. The proofreading for this highly technical volume is first rate." -- Journal of the Evangelical Theololgical Society 'A technical but readable analysis of Colossians and Philemon with due attention given to the text, background, and arguments of these letters. The author gives good overviews of scholarship and excavates the text with learned precision. Wilson is well-qualified to write a commentary on Colossians given his forty years of expertise... in sum a technical but eminently readable commentary' Michael F. Bird in European Journal of Theology -- Michael F. Bird "To his great credit, Wilson keeps this aim in sight throughout his careful and detailed study. As a result, the commentary proves a valuable source-book of data on a variety of topics: lexical, conceptual, social, theological, and occasionally pastoral...It is rich in word studies based on the text and other NT sources...In all, this is a valuable contribution to the library of scholarly works on the two letters. Building on the work of Lightfoot, Lohse, and Dunn, it takes its place as a welcome addition to the ICC revision." -Ralph P. Martin, Interpretation, January 2008 -- Ralph P. Martin 'ICC has been the supreme English language Bible commentary series throughout the twentieth century, and the recent additions to it...maintain its reputation as the commentary of choice, the first volume to be pulled from the shelf when a really tricky issue of exegesis or exposition is involved or an authoritative survey of historical and recent scholarly interpretation is sought on any particular passage.' -- Professor James Dunn, University of Durham Blurb from reviewer 'Breaks fresh ground...Wilson has written a commentary that provides a sober analysis of the text and the critical issues that surround it.' ~ Paul Foster, Expository Times -- Paul Foster Expository Times