The format of Ellicott's St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians consists of the Greek text, a synopsis of the contents of each paragraph, special notes on the textual criticism of passages that require more than just a list of authorities, and a series of footnotes containing various readings together with the author's own exegesis with alternative interpretations, including the reasons for and against each interpretation. At the end of the volume is new translations of the epistle commented upon, with footnotes indicating all important deviations from the established version, including numerous citations from other versions. The translation is not a paraphrase, but is designed to give the precise English words and idioms which the author regards as synonymous, or nearly synonymous, with the words and idioms of the original.
- Title: St. Paul’s Epistles to the Ephesians
- Author: Charles J. Ellicott
- Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
- Publication Date: 1884
- Pages: 192
About Charles John Ellicott
Charles John Ellicott (1819-1905) is author of a number of critical works, including commentaries on Galatians, Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, and Thessalonians.