Colossians and Philemon
Colossians and Philemon
Non-Western or BIPOC

Colossians and Philemon

in Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

by David W. Pao

4.97 Rank Score: 5.75 from 7 reviews, 3 featured collections, and 9 user libraries
Pages 480
Publisher Zondervan
Published 10/23/2012
ISBN-13 9780310243953
This series is designed for those who know biblical languages. It is written primarily for the pastor and Bible teacher, not for the scholar. That is, the aim is not to review and offer a critique of every possible interpretation that has ever been given to a passage, but to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context. Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting. While the focus will not be on application, it is expected that the authors will offer suggestions as to the direction in which application can flow.


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Pao’s commentary is a solid verse-by-verse analysis of the Greek text of Colossians and Philemon that’s well-written and helpful for understanding the meaning of each passage. The text diagrams are particularly helpful for grasping the flow of thought. Pastor-teachers will also appreciate Pao’s clear statement of the main point of each passage, and his helpful applications. [Full Review]
WeberSergio WeberSergio December 9, 2022
Good relation with the temple perspective
WeberSergio WeberSergio December 9, 2022
Good relation with the temple perspective
WeberSergio WeberSergio December 9, 2022
Excellent, a good relation with the temple perspective
Nijay K. Gupta Nijay K. Gupta September 13, 2019
Pao has written on Luke-Acts, the use of the Old Testament in the New, and the theme of “thanksgiving” in Paul. Pao is a careful and fair-minded scholar who represents well the state of evangelical scholarship. [Full Review]
Robert M. Bowman Jr. Robert M. Bowman Jr. December 11, 2016
Recent commentary by an evangelical scholar. [Full Review]
Abram K-J Abram K-J January 20, 2014
The graphical layout section is what sets this commentary series apart from others. This volume is excellent. Full review at the link. [Full Review]