The Wycliffe Bible Commentary is written and edited by a wide cross section of American Protestant Christianity. Within the limits of its more than a million and one-quarter words, it attempts to treat the entire text of the New Testament on a phrase by phrase basis. In addition, summaries of the major sections of each biblical book generally appear in the text in connection with the main headings in the outline. Thus the reader is permitted an overview and a detailed discussion of a passage at the same time. This commentary was acclaimed by Wilbur M. Smith as easily the best of its kind originating in this country, taking full advantage of the latest scholarly research. Forty-eight of America's leading scholars have contributed to this complete, up-to-date commentary.
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“The warning is not against three types of people (e.g., heathen, self-seeking Christian teachers, and Jews), but against one kind from three angles: their character (dogs), conduct (evil workers), and creed (concision. Cf. Robertson in Abingdon Bible Commentary, p. 1246). According to Mosaic law the dog was an unclean animal (Deut 23:18). In Eastern cities he was a scavenger and usually diseased—a ‘despised, shameless, and miserable creature’ (SBK, I, 722). Paul reverses this term of contempt which had long been applied to the Gentiles by the Jews (cf.” (Philippians 3:2)
“In the sense in which Christ is our life, a Christian even now ‘realizes’ the consummation of his union with Christ.” (Colossians 3:4)
“The abyss is not hell, but the present abode of the devil and his angels, including Hades, where are the souls of the ungodly dead awaiting the last judgment.” (Revelation 9:1)
“Either. . . the disciples must possess unfailing insight into man’s heart (such as in certain cases was granted to an apostle, cf. Acts 5:3), or the remission which they proclaim must be conditionally proclaimed. No one can maintain the former alternative. It follows, then, that what our Lord here commits to His disciples, to His Church, is the right authoritatively to declare, in His name, that there is forgiveness for man’s sin, and on what conditions the sin will be forgiven’ (Milligan and Moulton, Commentary on John) This scene involves the death of Christ (his wounds presented), his resurrection (declared by his living presence), the resultant commission to go and bear witness to him, the equipment for this task, and the message itself, centering in forgiveness of sins.” (John 20:21)
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