The First Epistle to the Corinthians
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- Building a Commentary Library - New Testament by Invitation to Biblical Interpretation
- The Pastor’s Bookshelf by Scot McKnight
- New Testament Commentaries & Monographs by Princeton Theological Seminary
An important and influential commentary. Fee once dubbed it the best available commentary on 1 Corinthians. Fee's own work has surpassed this one, as have a few who followed Fee (Hays, Thiselton). But Barrett's contributions in the Black's series are still important in the history of interpretation of 1 & 2 Corinthians.
Barrett's commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians falls into the "intermediate" range of difficulty. Most students will find it accessible, but if you are coming to the text for the first time, there are other commentaries that would make a better place to begin (See Barnett above). For pastors or teachers who are working through 1 Corinthians, however, Barrett's work should not be missed. [Full Review]