Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By providing focused commentary, this volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.
Even in the first century, church life could be messy. Just ask Paul and the Corinthians. Though the apostle had previously addressed problems at the church in Corinth in person and by letter, troubling issues remained. Arrogant and overbearing false teachers, factions, and disloyalty to Paul and the true gospel were just some of the issues plaguing the church. Second Corinthians speaks into this situation, pleading for church members to be reconciled and restored to one another, to Paul, and to God. The letter also addresses important topics such as pastoral integrity, comfort in suffering, strength in weakness, the true source of boasting, sexual purity, and Christian generosity. Dr. Hubbard applies a keen eye to the original situation and helps the modern teacher make the connection to today on these still-relevant issues for church health and mission.
“Hubbard’s commentary on 2 Corinthians is a treasure for students and preachers. Here we find expert exegesis deeply rooted in the historical context and culture of the day. At the same time, the theological message of each paragraph and its application for today’s world are powerfully communicated.”–Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Second Corinthians is a complex letter with a number of intricate issues. Yet it is a highly instructive and encouraging letter that has a rich array of implications for life in the church today. Moyer Hubbard has crafted an immensely helpful guide to this portion of Scripture in this installment of the practical Teach the Text Commentary Series. Drawing on his twenty-plus years of study on 2 Corinthians, Moyer provides a very well-written and concise explanation of the text that is richly illustrated with examples from his in-depth understanding of the Greco-Roman world. Those with a regular preaching/teaching ministry will find exceptional value in this excellent commentary.”–Clinton E. Arnold, dean and professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Moyer V. Hubbard (DPhil, University of Oxford) is professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is the author of New Creation in Paul’s Letters and Thought, Christianity in the Greco-Roman World, and another commentary on 2 Corinthians.
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