In this detailed exegesis of Ephesians 5: 21-33 Dr Sampley not only elucidates the meaning of this difficult and historically important passage, but he also discusses and describes the background and sources of the Epistle. In particular he traces the history of the traditions incorporated in it and demonstrates convincingly that the writer of Ephesians drew heavily on certain passages in Genesis and Leviticus. Ephesians can be seen as a mosaic of traditions ingeniously arranged and employed to express the new message of the early church. This book should be of interest to all Old and New Testament scholars.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series , #16|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction of problem and perspective; 2. Outline of the epistle to the Ephesians and the author's knowledge of his readers; 3. Identification and study of traditional materials in 5: 21-33; 4. Three passages from the homologoumena especially related to 5: 21-33; 5. Hermeneutical problems in 5: 31-2; 6. The movement of thought in 5: 21-33; 7. Detailed analysis of 5: 21-33; 8. Concluding observations; Bibliography; Indexes.