Associated closely for almost two millennia, the Pauline letters Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon share many names, places, and situations. Each has its own theological emphasis and purpose, ranging from the Christological to the ecclesiological. Although the authors of this New Beacon Bible Commentary discuss matters of authorship, background, vocabulary, and literary style, they approach these writings as servants, always mindful of each letter’s canonical authority as Christian Scripture and its inestimable value to the church. The rich scholarship and accessible composition of this volume make it a welcome addition to the NBBC family.
The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.
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George Lyons has been Professor of New Testament at Northwest Nazarene since 1991, after teaching 14 years at Olivet Nazarene University. He has also served as a visiting professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Point Loma Nazarene University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological College (Brisbane, Australia and Manchester, England), Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College (Bangkok, Thailand) and European Nazarene College. He has also taught in China.
Robert W. Smith is professor of Scripture and preaching in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Point Loma Nazarene University. Prior to his assignment at Point Loma, he served for 20 years as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene. He earned an M.Div. at the Iliff School of Theology and a D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Kara Lyons-Pardue is associate professor of New Testament at Point Loma Nazarene University and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She earned her Ph.D. in biblical studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and her M.Div. at Nazarene Theological Seminary.