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2 Corinthians (NIV Application Commentary | NIVAC)

, 2000
ISBN: 9780310427285
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2 Corinthians part of the NIV Application Commentary series, helps readers learn how the message of 2 Corinthians can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written. This volume is part of a series which explains the Bible’s message by placing it in a modern context. This edition gives insight into both the author of the letter, Paul, and most strikingly, what it says about God.

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  • Treats all the elements of traditional exegesis
  • Compares the original context and the contemporary context
  • Engages contemporary life and culture

Top Highlights

“People are not blinded because they choose to renounce the gospel; rather, they choose to renounce the gospel because they are blind. And they are not blind because they choose to be so, but because Satan has made them so.” (Page 177)

“In other words, Paul talks about comfort more than any other author because he talks about suffering more than any other author, and he does so more often in 2 Corinthians than in any other letter, and more densely in 1:3–11 than in any other section of this letter.” (Page 60)

“The point here is not how much one gives, but that one gives as freely as possible, knowing that the ‘return’ will be of like kind. Since the manner of one’s giving reflects the character of one’s heart, there is a principle of divine retribution here. God gives back ‘blessings’ to those who give as a matter of ‘blessing,’ but withholds his blessings from those who withhold from others.” (Page 366)

“The point is the contrast between two perspectives, not two aspects of a person’s life, such as Jesus’ earthly, historical existence versus his eschatological, cosmic identity as the ‘Christ.’ To know someone ‘according to the flesh’ is the opposite of knowing that person ‘according to the Spirit,’ which is the mark of the age of the new covenant (cf. 3:3, 6–18). Conversion entails a converted criteria for evaluating what is valuable and true. In Christ, Paul no longer evaluates others according to the world’s standards or expectations (cf. Gal. 3:28), just as he no longer evaluates Christ in this way.” (Page 242)

“Jesus’ incarnation illustrates that the ‘grace’ expressed in love is the willingness to give up one’s own rights for the sake of meeting the needs of others.” (Pages 337–338)

This is the pulpit commentary for the twenty-first century.

—George K. Brushaber, president, Bethel College and Seminary

The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the evangelical community.

—James Kennedy, senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.

Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta

Dr. Hafemann rejoined Gordon-Conwell in 2004 after having served since 1995 as the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School. He formerly served as Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell (1987 to 1995) and directed the Greek program for four years. He was also Assistant Professor of New Testament at Taylor University and Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament at Saint John’s University. Dr. Hafemann serves as President of Mission: Chad, a Christian ministry supporting the orphan rescue-work and theological education of the churches of Chad, where he also regularly teaches at Shalom Evangelical School of Theology. He is also active teaching in Bible colleges and seminaries in the majority world. Besides Chad, he has taught most recently in Greece, Croatia and India. Commentaries on


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