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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“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