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Black’s New Testament Commentary: The Epistle to the Ephesians
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Black’s New Testament Commentary: The Epistle to the Ephesians


Continuum 2001

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In this comprehensive new commentary, John Muddiman begins by arguing that to be able to draw conclusions about the text of Ephesians, each scholar must take a position about its Pauline or non-Pauline authorship. He therefore offers an extensive introduction, which discusses various approaches to this question, including his own, detailing the evidence for each position. All the perspectives of major modern scholars are discussed and assessed, particularly on the question of Ephesians’ relationship to Colossians. The implications of the question of authorship for evaluating Paul's theology are extensively discussed.

Praise for the Print Edition

Ephesians is already well served with excellent commentaries by Barth, Schnackenburg, Lincoln, Best and O’Brien. But this, the latest in the Black’s New Testament Commentaries, certainly deserves a place with them. It is concise, stimulating, packed with careful argument and exegetical insight, yet remains readable, and is thoroughly original.


Muddiman takes a fresh look at the question of the letter’s authorship….His commentary on the contents of the letter is particularly rich and condensed….This commentary is much more manageable in size than most [contemporary commentaries on Ephesians] but doesn’t seem to sacrifice any quality or depth.

The Bible Today

Product Details

  • Title: Black’s New Testament Commentary: The Epistle to the Ephesians
  • Author: John Muddiman
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 360

About John Muddiman

John Muddiman is G. B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Studies at Mansfield College, Oxford.