Colossians & Philemon: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)
Lexham Press 2011
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series, written from an evangelical perspective, incorporates the latest in biblical scholarship. It combines historical, literary, and theological explanations with ideas for applying the Bible to everyday life.
In Colossians & Philemon, Seth M. Ehorn takes the uncommon stance that slavery is not the central issue of Philemon; instead, God’s providential work is. According to Ehorn, this is seen in the themes that Paul addresses throughout his letter: reconciliation, forgiveness, love, and faithfulness—attributes that Christ exhibited. Ehorn adopts the view that Paul wrote to his friend, Philemon, on behalf of Onesimus, Philemon’s runaway slave. As a “friend of the master,” Paul reminded Philemon of his Christian character, suggesting that he should continue to act accordingly. By using and interacting with various interpretive approaches (discourse, rhetorical, epistolary, sociological), Ehorn shows how Paul embodied Christ’s actions and how we can do the same.
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- Academic and evangelical commentary on Colossians and Philemon
- Cutting-edge evangelical research
- Bibliographical references
- Title: Colossians & Philemon: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary
- Authors: H. Wayne House and Seth M. Ehorn
- Publisher: Lexham Press
- Estimated Publication Date for Colossians: TBD
- Publication Date for Philemon: 2011
About the Authors
H. Wayne House is a distinguished research professor of biblical & theological studies at Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of Charts of Contemporary Cults, Sects, and Religious Movements, Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine, and Divorce and Remarriage: Four Christian Views.
Seth M. Ehorn is currently a doctoral candidate studying New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh, New College. Prior to studying at New College, he completed an MA in biblical exegesis at Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois, where he was awarded the Merrill C. Tenney Award for New Testament studies. He has contributed several articles to the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (forthcoming) and written many book reviews in academic journals.