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Ephesians: A Handbook on the Greek Text

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In this volume, William Larkin provides students with a reliable guide through the intricacies of the Greek text of Ephesians, introducing them to consensus views on matters of syntax, semantics, and textual criticism. In addition, the annotations contain references to current debates relating to the language of Ephesians. Larkin’s annotations demonstrate that linguistically informed analyses which have appeared in the last couple of decades frequently shed light on old questions.

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  • Focuses on the Greek text
  • Provides verse-by-verse treatment of the biblical text
  • Addresses text-critical questions

Top Highlights

“This 202-word sentence—the second longest sentence in the NT, with only Colossians 1:9–20 (218 words) being longer—needs to be translated as a unit in order that the full impact of the hierarchy of relationships may be seen.” (Page 4)

“So, Eadie (46) concludes that God, as the revealer of the mystery, ‘wisely selects his audience, and prudently chooses the proper time, place, and method for his disclosure.’” (Page 10)

“Here, the readers are exhorted to remember and apply teaching on salvation by grace (2:1–10) to a particular aspect of their salvation: the transformation from being aliens to householders in the body of Christ.” (Page 36)

“Advantage. The phrase probably rounds off the mention of adoption and therefore modifies υἱοθεσίαν. The antecedent here is probably, not Christ, but God the Father, since he is the subject of the clause.” (Page 8)

“The infinitive introduces the content of the mystery, the end goal of salvation, the peak toward which the eulogy has been building (Bratcher and Nida, 20).” (Page 12)

An excellent work, fully informed by semantic, grammatical, and commentary discussion of Ephesians that continues the high quality of this series.

Peter H. Davids, professor of biblical theology, St. Stephen’s University

This book is a worthy addition to the BHGNT series . . . The grammatical analysis is comprehensive and informed by contemporary linguistic studies. The literary structure of Ephesians is not neglected, and textual issues are given some attention where deemed necessary.

—Jonathan Kearney, Journal for the Study of the New Testament (2011, 33:5)

A welcome addition to Baylor’s fine series of handbooks. Linguistically informed and exegetically oriented, Larkin has provided an excellent resource for students, professors, and exegetes.

Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton College and Graduate School

  • Title: Ephesians: A Handbook on the Greek Text
  • Author: William J. Larkin
  • Series: Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 210

William J. Larkin Jr. (1945–2014) (PhD, University of Durham) was a biblical studies professor and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He joined the faculty of Columbia Biblical Seminary in 1975 after a year of pastoral ministry in Philadelphia and the completion of graduate study in England. His passion was preparing pastors and missionaries, through the study of the Greek New Testament, to communicate God’s Word accurately and effectively as a “missions document."

Dr. Larkin was a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has written articles and reviews for various periodicals including Bulletin of Biblical Research, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and Themelios. He has contributed to The Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, The Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments, and The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. He is the author of several books, including Greek Is Great Gain, the IVP New Testament Commentary volume on Acts, and the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary volume on Luke and Acts.


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  1. Brian Moody

    Brian Moody


    When will the rest of the NT Baylor handbooks be ready to purchase possibly as a set?
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