Based on the Greek text, Peter T. O’Brien’s commentary provides a compelling interpretation of Colossians and Philemon. He examines pertinent theological questions, and situates the epistle within its historical and cultural context. He also provides extensive notes on the text, and draws out the text’s relevance to contemporary questions.
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- Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 44: Colossians, Philemon
- Author: Peter T. O’Brien
- Editor: Ralph P. Martin
- Series: Word Biblical Commentary
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Publication Date: 1982
- Pages: 384
Peter T. O’Brien is senior research fellow in New Testament, Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of the Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letter to the Ephesians, Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letter to the Hebrews, and The Epistle to the Philippians: New International Greek Testament Commentary.