The Second Epistle to the Corinthians
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
Since its appearance nearly 35 years ago, Black's New Testament Commentary Series has been hailed by both scholars and pastors for its insightful interpretations and reliable commentary. Each book in the series includes: an insightful introduction to the important historical, literary, and theological issues; key terms and phrases from the translation highlighted in the commentary where they are discussed; explanations of special Greek or foreign terms; references to important primary and secondary literature; and a Scripture index."Second Corinthans is one of the most difficult writings in the New Testament to interpret. Yet, this commentary, which follows Barrett's works on Romans and I Corinthians in the same series, is superb in every respect. The author's command of the Greek language, his skillful use of the Old Testament and background writings, and his sensitive handling of complex exegetical problems provide a panorama of a mature scholar's work which is at times almost breathtaking. Moreover, the restrained use of Greek and technical terms makes this commentary as useful for the layman or pastor as it is for the scholar."ÂReview and Expositor
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- The Pastor’s Bookshelf by Scot McKnight
- New Testament Commentaries & Monographs by Princeton Theological Seminary
For a lay audience, or pastor, the Black's series is a really good option, as it tends to avoid getting into technical Greek, and even transliteration is rare. But unlike other series taking that approach, Black's is still a scholarly work, and covers the critical scholarship questions, but in an accessible way. Barrett authored several volumes in the series, and this volume, and his volume on 1 Corinthians are among the best in the series at achieving that goal of balancing pastoral relevance with scholarly rigour.