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The Letter to Philemon (Eerdmans Critical Commentary) [Paperback]

By Markus Barth (Author) & Helmut Blanke (Author)
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Although sometimes regarded as trivial because of its brevity or its treatment of issues distant from the modern world, the letter to Philemon remains valuable both for its insight into the social setting of the New Testament and for its reiteration of a central component of the gospel-brotherly love. This superb new commentary in the ECC series is unique for its exhaustive study of the ancient world at the time Philemon was written. The volume examines the institution of slavery in Paul's day, drawing on secular sources from Greece and Rome and from Christian writers of the time. The references to slavery found in Ephesians, Colossians, and 1 Timothy are also compared and contrasted with Paul's words in Philemon. In addition, the verse-by-verse commentary focuses on important themes in Pauline theology, including love, faith and faithfulness, church unity, providence, free will, and human responsibility. Markus Barth makes his exposition even more useful by surveying the history of the interpretation of Philemon, from the patristic age to modern liberation theologians. The product of Barth's lifelong research and completed by Helmut Blanke, this volume will become the standard work on Philemon.

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   580
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.19"
Weight:   1.77 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Series  Eerdmans Critical Commentary  
ISBN  0802827454  
ISBN13  9780802827456  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barth was professor of New Testament studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The son of the great Lutheran theologian Karl Barth.

Markus Barth was born in 1915 and died in 1994.

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The Letter to Philemon  May 30, 2009
Markus Barth (son of theologian Karl Barth) and his student Helmut Blanke's "The Letter to Philemon" is a *comprehensive* commentary and analysis of Philemon. It is highly recommended for background reading on slavery and the social setting of the New Testament and the book of Philemon, as well as for deep critical and textual analysis. Barth and Blanke's work is appropriate both for scholarly study and for sermon preparation. The book can be read at a moderate pace; it contains substantial information but is not overly dense. If one were to purchase only one book about Philemon, this should be it.

The first 100 pages deal with slavery and social setting. The authors are methodical in their approach and take appropriate liberties without employing wild imagination. This section of the book reads like a novel in places.

The next section of 140 pages explores "Literary, Biographical, and Contextual Issues," includes a summary history of Philemon interpretation, as well as a foray into Liberation Theology.

The third section, which comprises more than half of the book's 500 pages, is an in-depth verse-by-verse commentary with excursuses into relevant historical and theological issues. Syntax and grammar of the Greek text are not the foci of the commentary; for those things I commend Murray Harris' book Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament: Colossians and Philemon. Barth and Blanke's work focuses mainly on translated text, and employs transliteration when the Greek text is addressed.

At the time of this review, May 2009, the Hardcover edition is available for about $11 shipped. I did not see any difference between it and the more recently printed paperback edition which was $50 at my local bookstore.

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