Yesterday I told you about the Paideia Commentary Series on the New Testament and its newest contribution from George Pasenios: First, Second, and Third John. I did that in hopes of whetting your appetitie for this great commentary. So, would you like to have one? That’s my offer this week. Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, Jan. 2nd, 6:00 am EST. I’ll announce the winner that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Consider these endorsements for First, Second, and Third John.
“Amid a crowded field of commentaries on the Letters of John, this volume is perhaps first among its peers. At once accessible, thorough, and conversant with the intricacies of the Greek text, Parsenios provides both scholar and preacher with enormously valuable insights. This may just become the first commentary many will reach for when working in these short letters.”
Gary M. Burge, professor of New Testament, Wheaton College and Graduate School
“This concise and able mid-range interaction with John’s letters draws on rich resources–ancient Greco-Roman backgrounds, patristic commentators, medieval art, and modern scholarship like that of Raymond Brown and Judith Lieu. John’s letters are seen as a coherent literary development of themes laid down earlier in the Fourth Gospel. Parsenios’s creative exposition will stimulate fresh reflection on these letters’ literary strategy and on the characteristics of faithful fellowship in the Johannine tradition of ‘christomorphic life.'”
Robert W. Yarbrough, professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
“Parsenios’s years of scholarship on the Gospel of John pay dividends in this exciting new commentary on First, Second, and Third John. Parsenios has seamlessly integrated insights from ancient rhetorical handbooks, patristic interpretation, and modern scholarship. The analysis is clear and compelling, and a wealth of information is communicated in a clear and engaging manner. In short, Parsenios’s commentary on the Johannine Epistles is an admirable addition to the Paideia series, and the first place students of these beguiling letters should now turn.”
Jeremy F. Hultin, lecturer in New Testament, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia