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Ephesians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament | BECNT)

ISBN: 9781441251077

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In this addition to the acclaimed BECNT series, noted New Testament scholar Frank Thielman offers a substantive yet accessible commentary on Ephesians. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, this beautifully written commentary leads readers through all aspects of the book of Ephesians—sociological, historical, and theological—to help them better understand its meaning and relevance.

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Top Highlights

“If this is correct, then, as surprising as it may seem, Paul is saying in 5:31 that God has instituted marriage ‘because’ the church is Christ’s body. This probably means that the union of husband and wife in ‘one flesh’ was originally intended to prefigure and to illustrate the union that Christ now has with the church.” (Page 389)

“Christ is the submissive party’s authority, and when wives, children, and slaves render obedience, they do so out of obedience to Christ, not because of any innate authority in the male head of the household.” (Page 376)

“The business of buying time out of its slavery to evil takes place day by day, moment by moment, in the practical decisions of everyday life.” (Page 357)

“‘Evangelists,’ then, are probably those whom God has especially equipped to travel from place to place with the good news of peace through Christ.” (Page 274)

“‘Spiritual blessings,’ therefore, are the benefits that come as gracious gifts from the Spirit of God and that Paul describes in 1:4–14 (Aletti 2001: 56).” (Page 47)

Careful historical exegesis, judicious exegetical decisions, and consistent concern to highlight the theology of the text make this an indispensable commentary.

Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts

Thielman’s Ephesians admirably combines the features that distinguish excellent commentaries on Scripture: breadth of research in both classical and contemporary writings, careful attention to the form and structure of the Greek text, clear writing, and appropriate theological and practical application. This commentary will join Hoehner and O’Brien as the first references on Ephesians to which I turn.

Douglas J. Moo, Blanchard Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

Thielman’s commentary plumbs its depths and is a model of informed and lucid interpretation. Like its subject, it is rich and edifying and repays careful reading.

Brian S. Rosner, senior lecturer in New Testament, Moore Theological College

  • Title: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Ephesians
  • Author: Frank Thielman
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 544
Frank Thielman

Frank Thielman is a New Testament scholar and the Presbyterian professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. He studied at Wheaton College, the University of Cambridge, Duke University, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Thielman is a member of the prestigious Studiorum Novie Testamenti Societas and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written several books, including Paul and the Law: A Contextual Approach, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Ephesians, The NIV Application Commentary: Philippians, and Theology of the New Testament.


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  1. Mark Milas

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  2. Mark H McIntyre
    Why is the Logos version $15 more expensive than the print book from CBD? I get that there is a cost to produce the electronic book and apply all the cross references, but the cost of production should be offset by the cost of printing, binding, etc.
  3. Wally Kelly

    Wally Kelly