Black's New Testament Commentary series has been hailed by both scholars and pastors for its insightful interpretations and reliable commentary. Each book in the series includes an insightful introduction to the important historical, literary, and theological issues; key terms and phrases from the translation highlighted in the commentary where they are discussed; explanations of special Greek or foreign terms; references to important primary and secondary literature; and a Scripture index.
Perhaps more than any other Pauline letter, 1 Corinthians is known for affording insight into the nature and world of the earliest Christian communities. C. K. Barrett makes the text come alive both in its original setting and in the life of the church today. Barrett's arguments will challenge even the most seasoned scholars to rethink their interpretation of the many controversial passages.
About the Author
C. K. Barrett (1917-2011) was professor of divinity at Durham University for twenty-five years and a fellow of the British Academy for fifty years. He is especially known for having authored numerous scholarly articles and books, including Commentary on St. John, The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (Black's New Testament Commentary series), and The New Testament Background: Selected Documents.