|Contributor(s)||Tremper Longman III , David E. Garland , William W. Klein , Todd D. Still , Robert L. Thomas , Andreas J. Kostenberger , Arthur A. Rupprecht|
|About the Contributor(s)||Tremper Longman III
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.
David E. Garland
David E. Garland (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is William B. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures and dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University. He is the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and the author of various books and commentaries, including Mark and Colossians/Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary, and the article on Mark in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. He and his wife, Diana, reside in Waco, Texas.
William W. Klein
William W. Klein (PhD, Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He is author of The New Chosen People: A Corporate View of Election and a commentary on Ephesians in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Revised Edition and serves as both editor and co-author of Introduction to Biblical Interpretationwith Craig Blomberg and Robert Hubbard. Bill and his wife have two daughters and reside in Littleton, Colorado.
Todd D. Still
Todd D. Still (Ph. D., University of Glasgow, Scotland) serves as the William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures (New Testament and Greek) at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In addition to having written Colossians for the revised edition of The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Dr. Still is the author of Conflict at Thessalonica as well as Philippians & Philemon. He is also the (co-) editor of several volumes (including Jesus and Paul Reconnected, After the First Urban Christians, and Tertullian and Paul) and has published articles in such scholarly journals as New Testament Studies, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
Robert L. Thomas
Robert L. Thomas (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at The Master’s Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and other works, including the commentaries on 1 and 2 Thessalonians in the Holt series.
Andreas J. Kostenberger
Andreas Köstenberger is Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the author of numerous works on John, including his commentary in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, "John" in Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, and “John” in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary.
|Publish Date||Aug 3, 2006|
|Series||The Expositor's Bible Commentary|
- Review by Rick
"...the differences among the manuscripts have become great,either through the negligence of some copyists or through the perverse audacity of others; they either neglect to check over what they have transcribed, or, in the process of checking, they lengthen or shorten, as they please."(Origen, Commentary on Matt. XV.14)
Another irritation is this commentary tries to tell the reader that 1 Thess. 4:4 refers to controlling a wife, but Paul never uses the word "skeuos" to refer to a wife in any of his writings. And Paul was writing to the whole Church, not just to the men. Since the word "wife" isn't in the text, then you are making it say something it doesn't say. On top of that, in the Greek papyri, the verb ktasthai can mean "possess" in the present tense.
Also, the exposition of the word "akatharsia" was shallow and wanting. There was no mention of the uncleanness of books, pictures, the internet, and other suggestive material that are morally unclean and impure. Equally "Porneia" could have been clearly stated as sexual sin of any kind.
The last thing I'll mention is this commentary's outright denial of saints - hagioi, having any ethical or moral meaning. Here's the quote from page 45, "'Holy' does not have an ethical component here; it simply tells who they are, namely, God's people." What? What in the world do you think "set apart" means?! Of course it has an ethical and moral meaning. It means one who is set apart from sin and uncleanness, and set apart to God.
Overall, the doubt and unbelief, erroneous textual criticism, and poor exegesis make this one of the worst commentaries on the market. Not recommended. (Posted on 12/2/2016)