The Pauline epistles represent perhaps the most influential and powerfully-written body of literature in the Christian tradition. In them, we witness Paul’s correspondence, his pastoral heart, his theological musings, and his affirmation of the grace of God. While some are autobiographical and others are devoted to strictly theological themes, all have profoundly shaped the emergence of Christianity and the development of theology. The commentaries by Harold W. Hoehner (Ephesians), Phil W. Comfort (Philippians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians) and Peter H. Davids (Colossians, Philemon) help modern readers understand the nature and purpose of these Pauline epistles.
An enormously helpful series for the layperson and pastor alike because it centers on the theological message of each book and ties it directly to the text. This approach has been needed for some time and will be an invaluable supplement to other commentary series.
A treasure house of insight into the biblical text. Written by some of the best scholars working today, it is an essential tool for pastors, students, church leaders, and lay people who want to understand the text and know how it relates to our lives today. Like the New Living Translation text it uses as its base, this commentary series is extremely readable.
Harold W. Hoehner is Professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary and is well known for his work on biblical chronology in the first century. He is also the author of a commentary on Ephesians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary series.
Peter H. Davids is a Professor of Biblical Theology at Stephen's University. He served as a missionary educator in Europe, training Christian leaders in the German-speaking world, and has written commentaries on James and 1 Peter, and authored The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude in the Pillar New Testament Commentary. He is also co-editor (with Ralph Martin) of The Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Development.
Philip W. Comfort has studied English Literature, Greek, and New Testament at the Ohio State University and the University of South Africa. He has taught at Wheaton College, Trinity Episcopal Seminary, and Columbia International University. He currently teaches at Coastal Carolina University and is a senior editor of Bible reference at Tyndale House Publishers. Comfort is co-editor of the Life Application Bible Commentary New Testament, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts, and the Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words, available from Logos as part of the Holman Reference Collection (11 Vols.).