Paul's first letter to the Corinthians is one of the most important epistles in the New Testament. In this thoughtful commentary, David Garland draws on extensive research and engages the best of contemporary scholarship, while providing a readable study that will be accessible to all.
After first considering the context of the letter and the social and cultural setting of Corinth, Garland turns to his exegetical work. An introduction to each major unit of thought is followed by his own translation of the Greek text. In the course of his verse-by-verse commentary, he also incorporates references to other ancient writings that help explain particular aspects of Paul's meaning or provide information on the context.
"A major achievement. The author displays an enviable grasp of the cultural challenges raised in the letter as well as an assured familiarity with biblical and Greco-Roman sources and the secondary authorities. At the same time his text is both readable and relevant." - Paul Barnett, Teaching Fellow at Regent College