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A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians

Hodge’s commentary on Ephesians begins with a discussion of the geographic and political significance of the city of Ephesus, and the unique position in which the church there found itself. In particular, says Hodge, the church struggled with how best to resist idolatry and how to relate to their broader culture—not unlike issues faced by the contemporary church. Hodge also outlines Paul’s history with the church in Ephesus and the timeline of his work, including individuals with whom he met, disputes he resolved, and the other apostles who influenced the church in Ephesus. Hodge also notes the significance of Paul’s infamous confrontation with the supporters of Artemis, along with the relationship between the ensuing riot and the content of the Epistle. In addition to verse-by-verse commentary and linguistic and textual analysis of every chapter in Ephesians, Hodge also comments more broadly on trends in Ephesians scholarship. He examines German critics and higher criticism in general, and he evaluates nineteenth century commentaries on Ephesians.

  • Title: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians
  • Author: Charles Hodge
  • Series: Charles Hodge Commentary
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Print Publication Date: 1858
  • Logos Release Date: 2009
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Ephesians > Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:HODGECM70EPH
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2018-12-08T00:38:24Z

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Charles Hodge

Charles Hodge (1797–1898), an American Presbyterian theologian, was ordained in 1821, and taught at Princeton for almost his whole life. In 1825 he founded the Biblical Repository and Princeton Review, and during 40 years was its editor, and the principal contributor to its pages. He received the degree of D.D. from Rutgers College in 1834, and that of LL.D. from Washington College, Pennsylvania, in 1864. In 1840 Dr. Hodge was transferred to the chair of didactic theology, retaining still, however, the department of New Testament exegesis, the duties of which he continued to discharge until his death.