Click to Enlarge From Cryptotheology. Kay Arthur adds that "Sin abounded in the cosmopolitan city of Corinth The Corinthians were intrigued by Greek philosophy and captivated by the disciplined training and athletic events see events held at the Isthmus see Isthmian Games. At one time the city was home to at least 12 pagan temples. The worship ceremonies carried out by a thousand temple prostitutes connected with the temple of Aphrodite the goddess of love bred blatant immorality throughout Corinth Prostitutes openly plied their "wares," and meat markets thrived on sales from the sacrifices offered in the temples.
The Corinthians ate well, satisfied their sexual urges without condemnation, flirted with the wisdom of men, and did all they could to keep their bodies as beautiful as those of the Greek gods. They loved to listen to great orators.
For the , citizens not slaves there were almost two slaves per person Ed: Therefore the total population was about , What more did Corinth need? Freedom from sin and death. God met that need by blocking Paul at every hand on his second missionary journey cf Acts From there he wrote his first epistle to the Corinthian believers, who so desperately needed help and correction.
It was sometime between A. Click to enlarge Middletown Bible.
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If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer e.
James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers 4 vols. Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature. Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament.
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You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work.
The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. Lectures to my Students, Vol. Especially valuable for the historical background material presented. Good word studies and various illustrations. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in — It is evangelical and amillennial Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile. C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers.
James Rosscup writes "This work Gnomon , originally issued in , has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day.
C H Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal.
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Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" Spurgeon, C. Its doctrinal summaries are intended as a contribution to systematic theology.
This doctrinal commentary demonstrates the importance of exegesis in proper, biblical exposition. Also reveals the many facets of the apostle Paul's ministry. The Minister's Library - Volume 2. A careful study of 2 Corinthians that contains many new insights. The author aims at elucidating the meaning of the text, and in this she succeeds. The Minister's Library Volume 2. The epistles are divided into convenient paragraphs, with the material under each section appearing in three parts, exegetical and critical, doctrinal and ethical, homiletical and practical. Contains much rich ore to be mined by those willing to dig into its closely printed pages.
Some older works are difficult to find, but are nevertheless very useful. Bernard , in vol. Denney's older and out-of-print work is most reliable and helpful throughout. See also books for Biblical Expositors.
Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17
Paul's second canonical epistle to the church he founded at Corinth there probably were at least two other letters he wrote to Corinth, but these have not been preserved—see 1 Corinthians 5: It is uncertain whether it was written while he was still at Ephesus Acts In any case, there is almost complete unanimity among scholars that 2 Corinthians was indeed written by Paul. Like 1 Corinthians, it is cited by numerous church leaders in the second century Clement, Irenaeus, Polycarp, etc.
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