Like other volumes in the New International Greek Testament Commentary, Knight's new volume on the pastoral epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) offers thorough exegesis of the UBS Greek text in a very accessible format. His introduction first ably argues for Pauline authorship. Then Knight's commentary emphasizes the flow of Paul's argument in each of the three letters. He concludes with two excurses on early church leadership and on motivations for conduct in Titus 2:1-10. 540 pages, hardcover from Eerdmans.
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Review 1 for The Pastoral Epistles: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
Date:April 17, 2008
The author does an excellent job in examining the Greek text and explaining how it not only fits the current text, but he also gives references of usage in other NT passages.
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Review 2 for The Pastoral Epistles: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
Dr. Knight has spent most of his life in these epistles and has produced a first-rate commentary in this excellent series. The introduction is thorough and Knight's arguments for Pauline authorship are convincing. The exegesis is careful and comprehensive, but the context is sometimes lost due to the seemingly incessant focus on word studies. Knight spends little time and effort on the background of the letters and some will be put off by the overtly reformed assumptions Knight takes to the text. Over all, however, pastors and teachers will surely find this work to be indispensable for sermon/lesson prep. It is not easy reading; it is a very scholarly and detailed work on the Greek text. However, determined users will be able to plow their way through with great benefit. Mounce's commentary (WBC), is much easier due to the translated Greek, but it would be a mistake to neglect Knight. My commentaries on the Pastorals include Mounce (WBC), Marshall (ICC), Johnson (Anchor), Fee (NIBC), Quinn (ECC and Anchor), and Knight (NIGTC). I am looking forward to adding Towner (NICNT) to the list someday!!
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Review 3 for The Pastoral Epistles: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
Date:November 2, 2000
I have read all the major commentaries on the pastoral epistles and this is without a doubt the best of them. It's take on the issues about women in the church has yet to meet it's match and it's verse by verse analysis is very thorough and convincing.