A groundbreaking treatment of Paul's epistle based on new archaeological discoveries and a social-scientific study of early Christianity. Breaking free from abstract textual approaches, Jewett argues that the letter's primary purpose is to elicit support for Paul's forthcoming mission to the "barbarians" in Spain; and explores how its message radically reframes Roman concepts of honor and shame. 1250 pages, hardcover from Fortress.
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Review 1 for Romans: Hermeneia, a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible
God is female?
Date:May 27, 2013
Can someone show me where in the Bible God is referred to as "she?" Of course God is not a 'male,' but God has always revealed Himself in masculine pronouns. He is our father, not our mother, Jesus is our brother, not our sister. How come 21st Century scholars feel the need to refer to God as "her"? Its liberal nonsense like this that will earn the Hermeneia series a bad name, and its stuff like this that proves that for all the learning and education in the world, someone can still miss the basic truths. The commentary is an unbelievable volume of massive learning, but to refer to God as "she" is contrary to God's self-revelation. Is that not called blasphemy?
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Review 2 for Romans: Hermeneia, a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible
Date:September 17, 2010
Absolutely amazing. It is quite expensive, but worth every penny - I guarantee you. A huge bibliography with several indexes (Greek words, subject matter, authors cited, Bible and early Christian works). They break down every verse and use Greek exegesis to explain the verse and how it relates to the given passage and chapter. They not only show textual variants within the Greek, but they also explain the possibilities of why the particular variants exist. This is the first book within the commentary series I purchased - and surely won't be the last. You won't regret spending the amount of money on this commentary.