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1 and 2 Corinthians

Discover: -How the springs at Hierapolis help us understand why Jesus described the church at Laodicea as "lukewarm"--The background and circumstances of certificates of divorce in Judaism -How Jewish dietary laws provided a powerful metaphor for God's acceptance of the Gentiles Brimming with photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you verse by verse through all the books of the New Testament. It's like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You'll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You'll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God's kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you'll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible's relevance for your life. Written in a clear, engaging style, this beautiful set provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don't offer. It features: -Commentary based on relevant papyri, inscriptions, archaeological discoveries, and studies of Judaism, Roman culture, Hellenism, and other features of the world of the New Testament -Hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and line drawings -Copious maps, charts, and timelines-Sidebar articles and insights -"Reflections" on the Bible's relevance for 21st-century living Written by leading evangelical contributors: Clinton E. Arnold (Ph. D., University of Aberdeen), General Editor S.M. Baugh (Ph. D., University of California, Irvine) Peter H. Davids (Ph. D., University of Manchester) David E. Garland (Ph. D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) David W.J. Gill (D. Phil., University of Oxford) George H. Guthrie (Ph. D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) Moyer V. Hubbard (D. Phil., University of Oxford) Andreas J. KOstenberger (Ph. D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) Ralph P. Martin (Ph. D., University of London, King's College) Douglas J. Moo (Ph. D., University of St. Andrews) Mark L. Strauss (Ph. D., University of Aberdeen) Frank Thielman (Ph. D., Duke University) Jeffrey A.D. Weima (Ph. D., University of Toronto) Michael J. Wilkins (Ph. D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Mark W. Wilson (D. Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa) Julie L. Wu (Ph. D., Fuller Theological Seminary) Robert W. Yarbrough (Ph. D., University of Aberdeen)
eBook, English, 2016
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2016
1 online resource
9780310530213, 0310530210
Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; How to Use This eBook; Introduction; List of Sidebars; Index of Photos and Maps; Abbreviations; 1 Corinthians; Introduction to the Letter (1:1-3); Thanksgiving (1:4-9); Loyalties and Divisions (1:10-17); Wisdom and Rhetoric (1:18-31); Paul's Arrival at Corinth (2:1-5); God's Wisdom and Human Wisdom (2:6-16); Spiritual or Worldly Members of the Church (3:1-4); Images of Christian Ministry and the Church (3:5-17); "You Are of Christ" (3:18-23); Fools for Christ (4:1-13); Paul as Founder and Father (4:14-17); A Kingdom of Power (4:18-21) Immorality and the Church's Response (5:1-8)Limiting Associations (5:9-13); Civil Litigation in Corinth (6:1-11); Immorality (6:12-20); Sexual Abstinence, Singleness, and Marriage (7:1-16); Status and Calling in the Secular World (7:17-24); Between Betrothal and Consummation (7:25-40); Food Sacrificed to Idols (8:1-13); Paul the Apostle (9:1-27); Eating Food Offered to Idols in the Idol Temple (10:1-22); Eating Food Offered to Idols in Private Gatherings (10:23-11:1); Veiling the Head (11:2-16); Divisions at the Lord's Supper (11:17-34); Now About Spiritual Gifts (12:1-13) The Body of the Church (12:14-31)The Priority of Relationships over Achievements (13:1-13); Functioning in the Secular and Christian Ekklēsia (14:1-25); Ordering Corporate Worship (14:26-40); Evidence and Belief (15:1-11); Immortality (15:12-34); Resurrection (15:35-58); The Issue About the Collection for God's People (16:1-4); Paul's Plans (16:5-9); Timothy's Planned Visit (16:10-11); Apollos and the Appointment of Leaders in the Church (16:12-18); Greetings and Salutations (16:19-21); Cursings and Blessings (16:22-24); 2 Corinthians; Greeting and Opening Blessing (1:1-7) Paul's Change of Plans (1:8-2:13)Ministers of the New Covenant (2:14-3:6); The Transforming Glory of the New Covenant (3:7-18); Glorious Treasure in Jars of Clay (4:1-18); Our Eternal Dwelling (5:1-10); Paul's Ministry of Reconciliation (5:11-6:2); Paul's Hardships (6:3-13); The Temple of God and the Temple of Idols (6:14-7:1); Paul's Joyful Reunion with Titus (7:2-16); Remembering the Poor (8:1-9:15); Paul Defends His Ministry (10:1-18); Paul's "Foolish" Boasting (11:1-12:13); Paul's Impending Visit and a Final Warning (12:14-13:13); Credits for Photos and Maps
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