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Ephesians (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 42 | WBC)

, 1990
ISBN: 9781418503932

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Focus on the power of Paul’s persuasive rhetoric and message in this commentary from Andrew T. Lincoln. Situating the epistle in its historical context, evaluating competing claims of authorship, and examining textual history of the book, Lincoln offers a fresh reading of this challenging epistle that expresses Paul’s vision for ecclesiastical and domestic life.

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“This part of the writer’s petition, then, is that the readers might appreciate the wonder, the glory of what God has done in entering into possession of his people, the Church from Jews and Gentiles, and the immense privilege it is to be among these saints.” (Page 60)

“To live as a wise person is not just to have knowledge but to have skill in living, to have the sort of perception that authenticates itself in practice. This requires ethical insight into God’s will.” (Page 341)

“All the supremacy and power God has given to Christ he has given to be used on behalf of the Church. In this way the Church is seen to have a special role in God’s purposes for the cosmos.” (Page 70)

“The imperative is in the present tense, indicating that believers’ experience of the Spirit’s fullness is to be a continuing one.” (Page 344)

“It involves the courtesy, considerateness, and willingness to waive one’s rights that come from seeking the common good without being concerned for personal reputation or gain.” (Page 236)

  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 42: Ephesians
  • Author: Andrew T. Lincoln
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 42
  • Publisher: Word
  • Print Publication Date: 1990
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Pages: 592
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Commentaries--Collected works; Bible. N.T. Ephesians › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781418503932, 1418503932
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.54.6
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-01-19T00:30:09Z

Andrew T. Lincoln is the Portland Professor of New Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author of Black’s New Testament Commentary: The Gospel According to Saint John.


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    Possibly one of the most extraordinary commentaries in the WBC series and certainly one of the largest on Ephesians ever. Initially I considered returning the book as it seemed too "critical" by denying Paul's authorship. Aside from this disagreement, Lincoln brings so much reference to the individual passages that his work has become an important resource for me in squeezing the last bit of information out of a sentence. I only read it when I get stuck with my standard comments because he writes it bone dry, but I'm glad to have made that investment.
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