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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. The Epsitles to the Colossians and to Philemon: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]

In this detailed exposition of Paul's letters to the Colossians and Philemon, noted scholar James Dunn gives you a dynamic picture of the life of the early church and, in particular, Paul's mission to the Colossians as he provides detailed expositions of the text of Paul's letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. Verse-by-verse commentary and extensive introductions that discuss authorship, dating, and structure; and an examination of the "trouble" at Colossae show you how faith in Christ shaped a community of believers.
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Review 1 for The Epsitles to the Colossians and to Philemon: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
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Date:November 15, 2006
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shaun price
Dunn does a good job dealing with the Greek text and building upon what other authors have contributed. One problem I had with the commentary was Dunn's understanding that there was little to nothing of the "Colossian heresy," which is rather divergent from most commentators.
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Review 2 for The Epsitles to the Colossians and to Philemon: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
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Date:March 21, 2005
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Peter Amue
Philemon is not the only personal letter. Lightfoot says 'It is the only strictly private letter which has been preserved'pg. 303.
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Review 3 for The Epsitles to the Colossians and to Philemon: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
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Date:May 28, 2004
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Will
Actually, Luke, Acts, and the letters to Timothy and Titus are all personal letters. Philemon is not the only one.
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Review 4 for The Epsitles to the Colossians and to Philemon: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
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Date:May 2, 2001
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Peter Amu
A very good commentary on the epistle to the Colossians and Philippians, and can be ranked alongside the one by Petr Pokorn. In Colossians one gains a valuable insight to the Christians during the first century in Asia Minor, and Dunn points out that this letter is an important stage in the development of Pauline theology. The letter to Philemon is the only personal letter in the New Testament. Dunn provides a very detailed exposition on both books, and you do not have to be a master of the Greek to read it. Like all the other volumes in the set, it is a must for anybody who wants to get a better understanding of the books of the New Testament. I strongly recommend it.
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