II Corinthians: A Commentary

II Corinthians: A Commentary

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by Frank J. Matera
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664221173

ISBN-13: 9780664221171

Pub. Date: 08/28/2014

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

This commentary on II Corinthians in the New Testament Library continues the exemplary quality of the series. Frank Matera provides a commentary that is a close study of the backgrounds and language of the text while also providing important theological insights into the message of Paul for his time and for the contemporary church.

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This commentary on II Corinthians in the New Testament Library continues the exemplary quality of the series. Frank Matera provides a commentary that is a close study of the backgrounds and language of the text while also providing important theological insights into the message of Paul for his time and for the contemporary church.

The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664221171
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Series:
New Testament Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Abbreviationsxi
Bibliographyxiii
Introduction1
1Ministry and Conflict1
2The Argument and Structure of 2 Corinthians3
3The Theology of 2 Corinthians9
4Between 1 and 2 Corinthians15
5Opposition at Corinth20
6One or Many Letters?24
Commentary
1:1-11 The Salutation and Benediction35
Part 11:12-7:16 The Crisis over Paul's Apostolic Integrity45
A.1:12-2:13 Paul's Narration of Recent Events46
1.1:12-14 The Letter's Theme46
2.1:15-22 Paul's Reliability50
3.1:23-2:4 A Change of Plans and a Harsh Letter57
4.2:5-11 Forgiving the Offender60
5.2:12-13 Paul's Anxiety at Troas63
B.2:14-7:4 The Integrity of Paul's Apostolic Ministry65
1.2:14-4:6 The Ministry of a New Covenant68
a.2:14-3:6 Qualified by God68
b.3:7-18 The Ministries of Moses and Paul82
c.4:1-6 Paul's Apostolic Integrity97
2.4:7-5:10 Ministry and Apostolic Suffering105
a.4:7-15 Life and Death in Apostolic Ministry106
b.4:16-18 Present Transformation113
c.5:1-10 Final Transformation116
3.5:11-6:10 A Ministry of Reconciliation126
a.5:11-21 Ambassadors for Christ127
b.6:1-10 Appeal and Defense145
4.6:11-7:4 Paul's Appeal for Reconciliation156
C.7:5-16 Paul's Narration of Recent Events Resumed170
Part 28:1-9:15 An Appeal to Complete the Collection179
A.8:1-6 The Grace Given to the Churches of Macedonia184
B.8:7-15 An Appeal to Complete the Collection188
C.8:16-24 A Recommendation for Titus and the Two Brothers194
D.9:1-5 Paul's Purpose in Sending the Delegation199
E.9:6-9 The Relationship between Sowing and Reaping204
F.9:10-15 The Theological Significance of the Collection206
Part 310:1-13:10 Defense and Warnings in Preparation for Paul's Third Visit213
A.10:1-18 Paul's Integrity and Missionary Assignment216
1.10:1-11 Bold Whether Absent or Present216
2.10:12-18 Paul's Assignment228
B.11:1-12:13 Boasting Foolishly237
1.11:1-4 An Initial Appeal to Bear with Paul239
2.11:5-15 Not Inferior to the Super-Apostles244
3.11:16-21a A Renewed Appeal to Bear with Paul254
4.11:21b-29 Daring to Boast as a Fool259
5.11:30-33 Boasting in Weakness271
6.12:1-10 Boasting in Visions and Revelations274
7.12:11-13 Peroration286
C.12:14-13:10 Preparations for Paul's Third and Final Visit290
1.12:14-21 The Announcement of the Visit291
2.13:1-10 The Need to Prepare for Paul's Visit302
13:11-13 The Letter Closing310
Index of Ancient Sources315
Index of Authors325
Index of Subjects327

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