By Craig S. Keener
Craig Keener is a prolific evangelical author, and his commentaries are often thought of classics. yet considered one of his weaknesses is that he occasionally concentration an excessive amount of at the cultural and social environment of the textual content and he forgets to expound what the textual content is absolutely saying.
In a observation that's this brief, i used to be hoping for an exposition that quick will get to the guts of what the textual content is asserting, in particular simply because Keener is getting ready a far greater paintings on those epistles, and so I figured he might whittle that down right into a compelling, digestible format.
But such isn't the case. back, Craig falls into the behavior of giving us circumstantial info and never sufficient exposition of the particular textual content. it truly is telling whilst the main really good exposition within the booklet (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) is available in the shape of a "closer glance" part instead of within the physique of the e-book the place it belongs.
Actually, the two Corinthians element of this publication has extra compelling exposition than 1 Corinthians, for my part. i love this New Cambridge statement sequence simply because a few of the volumes do an exceptional task of revealing the text's which means with no lot of verbiage (Witherington on Revelation and Arnold on Genesis, for example).
But this one will depart you hungering for extra.
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A. d. 300 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 1972), 378–427. ) 1:26–31: BOAST IN CHRIST, NOT IN STATUS 1:26: Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 1:27: But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 1:28: God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 1:29: so that no one might boast in the presence of God.
16; Dionysius of Halicarnassus Ant. rom. 1; Musonius Rufus 8, p. 3, 384, lines 23–24; see further M. Mitchell, Rhetoric (1991), 60–64. , 68–69, 76–79. 14 Sometimes people even found grounds to take their enemies to court (cf. 1). Yet everyone recognized that divisions weakened the state, making it susceptible to outside hostility;15 the principle would be true of the church as well. Some scholars suggest that competing house churches abetted division; others favor a conflict between members of higher and lower status (a conflict that appears later in the letter).
Leg. 34; Cicero Brut. 283; Plutarch Cic. 3–4. Fear was among the emotions Stoics rejected. “Fear and trembling” appear together 13 times in the LXX; cf. also 1 En. 1:5; 13:3; 14:13; 60:3. For Paul’s preference for “humble” rhetoric, see 2 Cor 10:1, 10; T. B. Savage, Power through weakness, SNTSM 86 (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1996), 46, 71–73. Aeschines Fals. leg 48; Dionysius of Halicarnassus Ant. rom. 5; Seneca Controv. 25–26; cf. Sir 21:7; Acts 18:24. , Musonius Rufus frg. 44, p. 28; Porphyry Marc.
1-2 Corinthians (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Craig S. Keener