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Ephesians (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament | EGGNT)

, 2016
ISBN: 9781433676116
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The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT) closes the gap between the Greek text and the available lexical and grammatical tools, providing all the necessary information for greater understanding of the text. The series makes interpreting any given New Testament book easier, especially for those who are hard pressed for time but want to preach or teach with accuracy and authority. Each volume begins with a brief introduction to the particular New Testament book, a basic outline, and a list of recommended commentaries. The body is devoted to paragraph-by-paragraph exegesis of the Greek text and includes homiletical helps and suggestions for further study. A comprehensive exegetical outline of the New Testament book completes each EGGNT volume.

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“The focus of the passage is on the spiritual blessings that believers have in Christ. In the first fourteen verses, the name or title ‘Christ’ is explicitly or implicitly (usually through a pron.) mentioned at least fifteen times and the phrase ‘in Christ’ (ἐν Χριστῷ), ‘in him’ (ἐν αὐτῷ), ‘in whom’ (ἐν ᾧ), or ‘in the beloved’ (ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ) occurs eleven times.” (Page 17)

“inclusio. Thus, the ultimate goal of ministry is the building up of the body of Christ.” (Page 120)

“those who are characterized by such terms do not have an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God (5:5)” (Page 158)

“There is much debate concerning the antecedent of τοῦτο because it is neut., but the previous two nouns are fem. Consequently most commentators favor the idea that the antecedent is the entire clause which includes both grace and faith (R 704; Wallace 334–35; Young 78; Arnold 139; Best 226; Bruce 289–90; Hoehner 343; Lincoln 112; O’Brien 175; see sim. uses of the pron. in 1:15; 3:1, 14).” (Page 61)

“The vb. ἐκληρώθημεν (1 pl. aor. pass. indic. of κληρόω, ‘appoint by lot,’ ‘obtain by lot’ [BDAG 548d–49a]) is a NT hapax. Although some interpret the vb. to mean ‘we have been allotted to God as his inheritance’ or ‘we were claimed by God as his portion’ (Arnold 89; Barth 1:93–94; Bruce 263; Hoehner 227; Lincoln 35–36; O’Brien 115; cf. 1:18), this interpretation is less likely.” (Page 31)

  • Title: Ephesians
  • Author: Benjamin L. Merkle
  • Series: Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Print Publication Date: 2016
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781433676116, 1433676117
  • Resource ID: LLS:WS_D61F50E06DF24497AAB6CBEFA1C69472
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-07T18:36:57Z

Benjamin L. Merkle (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Dr. M. O. Owens Jr. Chair of New Testament Studies and professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 40 books, including Greek for Life, Exegetical Gems from Biblical Greek, Linguistics and New Testament Greek, Beginning with New Testament Greek, and Going Deeper with New Testament Greek. He is also the editor of Southeastern Theological Review.


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