Item description for The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Paul Barnett...
Overview The original New International Commentary for this Pauline letter, written by Philip Edgcumbe Hughes in 1962, received much critical acclaim. Now Barnett, an Anglican bishop, continues to carry the torch of excellence with this revised work. Scholarly in content, this version is enhanced by Barnett's pastoral experience, making it even more useful for students and pastors.
Publishers Description This statement reflects the underlying purpose of The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has become recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike as a critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition.While based on a thorough study of the Greek text, the commentary introductions and expositions contain a minimum of Greek references. The NICNT authors evaluate significant textual problems and take into account the most important exegetical literature. More technical aspects -- such as grammatical, textual, and historical problems -- are dealt with in footnotes, special notes, and appendixes.Under the general editorship of three outstanding New Testament scholars -- first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England), and now Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia) -- the NICNT series has continued to develop over the years. In order to keep the commentary new and conversant with contemporary scholarship, the NICNT volumes have been -- and will be -- revised or replaced as necessary.The newer NICNT volumes in particular take into account the role of recent rhetorical and sociological inquiry in elucidating the meaning of the text, and they also exhibit concern for the theology and application of the text. As the NICNT series is ever brought up to date, it will continue to find ongoing usefulness as an established guide to the New Testament text.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.52" Height: 1.75" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 17, 1997
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Series New International Commentary On
ISBN 0802823009 ISBN13 9780802823007
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More About Paul Barnett
Barnett is retired Bishop of North Sydney. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (The New International Commentary on the New Testament)?
Rich in theology ; a little bit poor in biblical content Jul 13, 2006
I have read positive reviews for this commentary, and Carson especially said that "it is rich in its biblical-theological reflection." I am agree that this commentary is rich in theology, but it is hard for me to find excellent biblical reflection in it. For me Barnett is just too fast to move into the theological content, before he digs deep enough into the original meaning of the text. I do wish that he would be more focus on 2 Corinthians itself.
A true labor of love Jun 17, 2003
Paul Barnett has soaked himself in 2 Corinthians for more than 30 years. The commentary is not only the result of his keen mind and scholarly ability, it comes from his love for this great epistle.
2 Corinthians is a NT book that has many purple (oft-quoted) passages but is rarely studied as a whole. A lengthy defence of Paul's apostleship (marked not so much by success as by suffering, which Paul considers the true mark of apostleship), the letter and commentary make for essential reading for pastors, who often find their pastorships often under attack for the same reasons Paul had his apostleship under attack.
Barnett is a true and wise guide into this must debated letter.
Buy Martin instead Dec 1, 1998
Passable, but not meaty enough; the section on the integrity of 2 Cor. is especially weak. Buy Martin's (Word) commentary instead.