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The New Interpreter's Bible : Second Corinthians - Philemon (Volume 11) [Hardcover]

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Covering 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, this Bible brings the best in biblical scholarship into the service of the church to enhance preaching, teaching, and the study of the Scriptures.

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New Interpreter's(r) Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-to-use Format: * Full texts and critical notes: NIV and NRSV * A detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text * Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary Key Features: * The entire Bible (including the Apocrypha Deuterocanonical books) in twelve volumes * Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues * An ecumenical roster of contributors * Comprehensive, concise articles * Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use.

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Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages   900
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.4" Width: 7.82" Height: 1.93"
Weight:   3.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2000
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
Series  New Interpreters Bible  
Series Number  11  
ISBN  0687278244  
ISBN13  9780687278244  

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Leander E. Keck is Winkley Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology at Yale Divinity School.

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Top-flight Commentaries on the briefer Pauline Letters  Jan 3, 2007
Although one generally must look to individual volumes for in-depth commentaries on Biblical books (and then must look to the best volumes selected from among differing series), in the New Interpreter's Bible Volume XI one finds top-flight scholars offering commentaries on the briefer Pauline letters which could easily stand alone. It is part of a series that draws on (and reproduces) both the New Revised Standard Version and New International Version of Christian Scripture.

Here is Andrew Lincoln, author of the now-standard Word Biblical Commentary on Ephesians, speaking on that letter's close theological cousin, Colossians. Here also is Morna Hooker, author of the incisive Black's New Testament Commentary on Mark, expertly leading us through Paul's letter to the Philippians. Joining them is Pheme Perkins, author of the Mark entry in this same series (New Interpreter's Bible, Volume VIII), drawing here especially from the Dead Sea Scrolls as she addresses Ephesians [note that Perkins' commentary was also presented as part of the Abington New Testament Commentary series (1997), though for the NIB she has added numerous pastoral "Reflection" sections, typical of this series].

Add in J. Paul Sampley on the Second Letter to the Corinthians (his commentary on 1 Corinthians is presented in Vol. X of this series), Abraham Smith on Paul's correspondence with the Thessalonians, Richard Hays on the Letter to the Galatians, James D. G. Dunn on the Pastoral Epistles (Timothy and Titus) and cap-off the volume with Cain Hope Felder on Philemon and you have a guide to the briefer Pauline literature which can hardly be overlooked by any seeking to understand what Paul (and those who attempted to emulate him) sought to convey of his ministry, his thinking, and his encounter with Christ.
Don't skip Cain Hope Felder's work on Philemon  Mar 8, 2005
I was familiar with most of the writers in this volume, and they didn't disappoint. But it was a delight to discover Cain Hope Fielder's efforts on the much-neglected letter to Philemon. In particular, I am in Fielder's debt for the suggestions he makes regarding reconciliation.
Paul's writings  Jul 20, 2003
The New Interpreter's Bible is a twelve-volume series, updating the popular Interpreter's Bible from a few decades ago. There are several key features common to all of the volumes of this series. First, each includes a two-column, double translation of the Biblical text (NIV - New International Version, and NRSV - New Revised Standard Version) arranged by topical unit or story. Then, they provide commentaries that look at the passages as a whole, as well as verse-by-verse. Third, interesting Reflection pieces that relate the passages to each other, to history, and to current concerns occur at the conclusion of each passage. Fourth, introductory articles for each book are provided that discuss transmission, historical background, cultural setting, literary concerns, and current scholarship. Finally, there are general articles about the Bible, each Testament, and various types of literature (Narrative, Gospel, Wisdom Literature, etc.) are provided to give general placement and knowledge about the text overall.

The list of contributors, editors, and consultants on the project is a veritable Who's Who of biblical and theological scholarship, representing all major traditions and schools of thought liberal and conservative. Leander Keck, of the Yale Divinity School, is the primary editor of the series.

The volumes were published individually, and can be purchased individually, which is a good thing, given that they are a bit expensive. But for any serious biblical scholar, preacher, student, or enthusiast, they are invaluable.

--Volume XI--

The eleventh volume of the New Interpreter's Bible is the volume that completes the Pauline corpus in the New Testament, from 2 Corinthians to Philemon. Some of these letters are undisputed from Paul; others are of questionable attestation. (1 Corinthians and Romans, other Pauline letters, are to be found in the tenth volume.) Each letter is introduced with an essay exploring dating, place, linguistic issues, and topical/theological issues.

J. Paul Sampley of Boston University introduces 2 Corinthians. One of the primary issues for 2 Corinthians is that the text is most likely made up of more than one letter, but there is a wide variance of opinion regarding the sequencing, number and contexts of the pieces.

Richard Hays of Duke University addresses Galatians. Hays looks both at the significant theological issues and the pastoral concerns addressed by Paul in this letter.

Pheme Perkins (who has contributed to other volumes of this series) of Boston College explores Ephesians in this volume. Perkins looks at issues of authorship as well as issues of the substance of the text, theologically and linguistically.

Morna Hooker of Cambridge writes about Philippians. 'The characteristic note of Paul's letter to the Philippians is above all that of joy - a remarkable feature, in view of the fact that this letter was written in prison, where its author was held under a capital charge!' Despite Philippi's small size, it provided an important opening in Paul's mission.

Andrew Lincoln of Cheltenham and Gloucester College addresses Colossians, looking at the text of the short letter as well as the large body of work generated exploring the possibilities of exactly what it is that Colossians opposes.

Abraham Smith of Andover-Newton looks at both letters to the Thessalonians. The letters differ in significant ways, leading many to believe that they were written by different authors. Smith explores the evidence and arguments for this.

James Dunn of the University of Durham explores both letters to Timothy and the letter to Titus. 'The Pastoral Epistles - 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus - are among the most valued of New Testament writings. Yet the Pastorals are among the most discredited of NT writings. Why this paradox?' With this intriguing opening, Dunn looks at issues of theology, ecclesiology, and pastoral intent, as well as possible socio-political underpinnings and questions about the authorship.

Cain Hope Felder of Howard University finishes this volume with Philemon, the shortest of the Pauline letters, a mere 335 words in the original Greek. Philemon is unique in many ways, ways which Felder explores introducing the book.

High praise goes to the general editorial staff for working with such strong authors/scholars, that their work fits together well as part of this set while retaining their individual characteristics (much like the writers of the Bible itself!).

--Other volumes available--

The following is a list of each volume in this twelve-volume set, and the contents of each.

Volume I: General Articles on the Bible; General Articles on the Old Testament; Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus

Volume II: Numbers; Deuteronomy; Introduction to Narrative Literature; Joshua; Judges; Ruth; I & II Samuel

Volume III: I & II Kings; I & II Chronicles; Ezra, Nehemiah; Esther; Additions to Esther; Tobit; Judith

Volume IV: I & II Maccabees; Introduction to Hebrew Poetry; Job; Psalms

Volume V: Introduction to Wisdom Literature; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; Song of Songs; Book of Wisdom; Sirach

Volume VI: Introduction to Prophetic Literature; Isaiah; Jeremiah; Baruch; Letter of Jeremiah; Lamentations; Ezekiel

Volume VII: Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature; Daniel; Additions to Daniel; Hosea; Joel; Amos; Obadiah; Johan; Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah; Haggai; Zechariah; Malachi

Volume VIII: General Articles on the New Testament; Matthew; Mark

Volume IX: Luke; John

Volume X: Acts; Introduction to Epistolary Literature; Romans, I Corinthians

Volume XI: II Corinthians; Galatians; Ephesians; Philippians; Colossians; I & II Thessalonians; I & II Timothy; Titus; Philemon

Volume XII: Hebrews; James; I & II Peter; I, II & III John; Jude; Revelation


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