Master New Testament exegete Murray J. Harris has produced a superb commentary on 2 Corinthians that analyses the Greek text verse by verse against the backdrop of Paul's tumultuous relations with his converts at Corinth.
Believing that Scripture cannot be understood theologically unless it has first been understood grammatically, Harris provides a careful, thoroughgoing reading of the text of 2 Corinthians. Whilst doing so, he makes regular references not only to the standard modern English translations but also to influential older versions. His close attention to matters of textual criticism and grammar leads to discussions of the theology of 2 Corinthians that show the relevance of Paul's teaching to Christian living and church ministry.
Other notable features of the book include a comprehensive introduction in which all the relevant literary and historical issues are discussed, an expanded paraphrase of the letter that conveniently shows Harris's decisions on exegetical issues and indicates the flow of Paul's argument, and a chronology of the relations of Paul, Timothy and Titus with the Corinthian church.
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