2 Corinthians

by George H. Guthrie (Author)GEORGE GUTHRIE (Author)Robert Yarbrough (Editor)Robert Stein (Editor)
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Description

New Testament scholar George Guthrie offers a substantive yet highly accessible commentary in this addition to the acclaimed BECNT series. He explores all aspects of 2 Corinthians--sociological, historical, and theological--to help readers better understand its meaning and relevance.

In 2 Corinthians, Paul is at his most vulnerable and most deeply reflective on the nature of authentic Christian ministry. Guthrie introduces this Pauline letter with a narrative approach that draws readers into mid-first-century Corinth. He probes the text, at points offering fresh insights into critical passages. Guthrie leads readers through the intricacies of literary structure, word meanings, cultural backdrop, and theological proclamation, providing insights applicable to modern ministry contexts.

As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text, extensive research, thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, and an acclaimed, user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility--making it a useful tool for pastors, church leaders, students, and teachers.

"George Guthrie brings his significant skills to the task of interpreting this complex Pauline letter and proves to be a competent and helpful guide. Guthrie strikes the right balance in choosing how much information to impart without overloading the reader. His judgments on the interpretive issues are always fair and insightful, and I especially appreciate the clarity of his writing. Pastors and teachers will find this a very useful volume in preparing messages on 2 Corinthians."
--Clinton E. Arnold, dean and professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Praise for the BECNT series

"In this age of unprecedented proliferation of biblical commentary series, it is an outstanding accomplishment for the Baker Exegetical series consistently to have produced what with only rare exceptions have become the best available commentaries on the Greek text of the New Testament book or books treated."
--Craig Blomberg, Denver Journal

Contributors

George H. Guthrie, Author

George H. Guthrie (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver. He previously taught at Union University. Guthrie is the author of numerous books and articles, including commentaries on Hebrews and James, and was a translator or consultant on four Bible translation projects. He has also published a number of works designed to equip the church to better understand and apply Scripture.

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GEORGE GUTHRIE, Author

Robert Yarbrough, Editor

Robert Stein, Editor