Despite his special pastoral relationship with the church in Corinth, Paul confronted numerous local and cultural problems needing to be addressed. Utilizing a range of ancient sources, Craig Keener explains these problems and how Paul's arguments would have been communicated to a first-century audience. This commentary analyzes 1 and 2 Corinthians passage by passage, in accordance with Paul's argument, and draws from ancient letter-writing, speaking and social conventions to demonstrate how meaningful to first-century readers it would have been. The commentary will interest pastors, teachers, and scholars because of its exploration of ancient sources, often not previously cited in commentaries.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)|
About the Author
Craig Keener is a professor of New Testament at Eastern Seminary, a division of Eastern University. His previous twelve books include three commentaries that have won Christianity Today book awards in biblical studies for their respective years: The Gospel of John: A Commentary, A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament.