Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the NT: 1 Corinthians / April 03, 2018

Prod ID: ZECNT-1 Corinthians / Pub. Zondervan / Author:
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Paul’s Corinthian epistles have fascinated, encouraged, and challenged Christians throughout the centuries. First Corinthians engages matters as diverse as marriage and singleness, sexual conduct and immorality, idolatry, use of spiritual gifts, the last things, the wisdom of the world, pride, and church unity. It is also replete with episodes of great theological depth, from Paul’s longest exposition on the nature of love, to his treatment of the resurrection. In this commentary, Paul Gardner shows that the underlying issue concerns the possession of wisdom and knowledge. Gardner argues that the Corinthians regarded these as spiritual gifts and gave them a significance and importance that caused spiritual arrogance among some. Paul’s response is to return to the humbling centrality of the gospel message in which Christ is preached as the crucified and resurrected Lord.

About the Series:
The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament is a modern commentary series designed to help pastors and Bible teachers understand the biblical text in its original environment. Each of the contributing evangelical scholars carefully consider factors such as grammatical detail, literary context, rhetorical flow, theological nuance, and historical setting in their interpretation. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, this series is accessible for all who want to understand and teach the New Testament.

Each passage is organized into the following sections:

  • Literary Context: Explains how each passage functions within the book
  • Main Idea: Summarizes the central message of the passage
  • Translation in Graphic Layout: Presents a translation through a diagram that helps readers visualize the flow of thought within the text
  • Exegetical Outline: Gives the overall structure of the passage
  • Explanation of the Text: Provides interpretive insights into the background and meaning of the text
  • Theology in Application: Discusses how the message of the text fits within the book itself and in a broader biblical-theological context, suggesting applications for the church today

You may also be interested in the 14-volume NT set, the 6-volume OT set, or other ZEC individual modules.

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