The Greek text of Paul's most personal epistle is fully explicated against the backdrop of his tumultuous relations with new converts in Corinth. Believing that Scripture cannot be understood theologically unless it has first been understood grammatically, Murray J. Harris provides a careful, thoroughgoing reading of the text of 2 Corinthians. He gives special attention to matters of translation, making regular references not only to the standard modern English translations but also to influential older versions such as The Twentieth Century New Testament and those by Weymouth, Moffatt, and Goodspeed. His close attention to matters of textual criticism and grammar leads to discussions of the theology of 2 Corinthians that show the relevance of Paul's teaching to Christian living and church ministry. Other notable features include a comprehensive introduction in which all the relevant literary and historical issues are discussed, an expanded paraphrase of the letter that conveniently shows Harris's decisions on exegetical issues and indicates the flow of Paul's argument, a chronology of the relations of Paul, Timothy, and Titus with the Corinthian church, and an excursus on Paul's "affliction in Asia" (1:8-11) and its influence on his outlook and theology.
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Review 1 for The Second Epistle to the Corinthians: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
Date:November 5, 2009
As part of the process to rightly interpret the Scriptures I found this book most helpful to understand the text not only in its original language but it also helped me to understand how the text was understood by those it was written too. I recommend this book to seminary students and pastors.
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Review 2 for The Second Epistle to the Corinthians: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
Date:August 17, 2009
The best...it doesn't get any better on2nd Corinthians than Murray J. Harris.No loose ends, no alternative viewsexcluded, nothing overlooked. If you haveHarris and can read Greek, the sky is thelimit for what you will learn from the exegesis found in this commentary on2nd Corinthians. If you want the best...this is it! Costs more...but you GET MORE!