Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. With careful discourse analysis and interpretation of the Greek text, the authors trace the flow of argument in each Bible book, showing that how a biblical author says something is just as important as what they say.
The aim of the series is not to review and critique every possible interpretation of a passage, but rather to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context. Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting with attention to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting. These texts are written primarily for pastors and Bible teachers, but the attention to contemporary issues in the church makes it a focused resource for anyone teaching, preaching, or studying these passages.
Each volume offers a set of distinctive features, including: the main idea of the passage, its literary context, the author’s original translation and exegetical outline, its structure and literary form, an explanation of the text, and its canonical and practical significance. The diagram of each passage enables readers to grasp quickly and accurately the main idea of the text, its development, and supporting ideas; and allows them to understand how the commentator arrived at this depiction and interpretation of the passage. The commentary places a special emphasis on identifying and discussing the main thrust of each passage and showing how it contributes to the development of the whole composition. Each unit concludes with a discussion of the canonical and practical significance of the passage, synthesizing its theology and message for readers today. There are many exegetical commentaries, but none accomplish what this series has achieved.
“The present tense of the verbs ‘is revealed’ (ἀποκαλύπτεται) and ‘stifle’ (κατεχόντων) is important for two reasons.7 First, it shows that God’s wrath is not merely something that will happen in the future on ‘the day of … wrath’ (2:5) but is something that takes place in the present.8 Second, it shows the righteousness, or equity, of God’s wrath. Just as human beings stifle the truth about God in the present, so God reveals his wrath against them in the present.” (Page 103)
“Sin did not steal the law from God and use it contrary to God’s intentions. Instead, the close association between the law and sin fulfilled one of God’s purposes in giving the law. When the law came into contact with human sin, it revealed sin’s true nature as a deceptive force that tricks people into disobeying God and thus suffering the inevitable consequence of death (cf. Gen 3:1–6).” (Page 355)
“Paul is saying, therefore, that sin rather than good has settled down and made its home within him. This leaves room for what the passage makes clear—that some good does dwell within Paul.” (Page 359)
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