Expositor's Bible Commentary - Abridged Edition: New Testament

Editor/Author Barker, Kenneth L. and Kohlenberger, John R.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 978-0-310-55549-0
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 90
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Sept 2019
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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Matthew
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. The Criticism of Matthew
  • 2. Unity
  • 3. Authorship
  • 4. Date
  • 6. Occasion and Purpose
  • 7. Themes and Special Problems
  • 8. Structure
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Prologue: The Origin and Birth of Jesus the Christ (1:1-2:23)
  • II. The Gospel of the Kingdom (3:1-7:29)
  • III.The Kingdom Extended Under Jesus’ Authority (8:1-11:1)
  • IV.Teaching and Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom: Rising Opposition (11:2-13:53)
  • V.The Glory and the Shadow: Progressive Polarization (13:54-19:2)
  • VI. Opposition and Eschatology: The Triumph of Grace (19:3-26:5)
  • VII. The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus (26:6-28:20)
  • Mark
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Purpose
  • 2. The Place of Mark’s Gospel in Biblical Studies
  • 3. Authorship
  • 4. Date
  • 5. Origin and Destination
  • 6. Life Setting
  • 7. Literary Form
  • 8. Language and Style
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Prologue (1:1-13)
  • II. The Early Galilean Ministry (1:14-3:6)
  • III. The Later Galilean Ministry (3:7-6:13)
  • IV. Withdrawal From Galilee (6:14-8:30)
  • V.The Journey to Jerusalem (8:31-10:52)
  • IV. The Jerusalem Ministry (11:1-13:37)
  • VII. The Passion and Resurrection Narrative (14:1-16:8 [9-20])
  • Luke
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship
  • 2. Purpose
  • 3. Intended Readership
  • 4. Literary Characteristics
  • 5. Method of Composition
  • 6. History and Geography
  • 7. Date
  • 8. Themes and Theology
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Introduction (1:1-4)
  • II. Birth and Childhood Narratives (1:5-2:52)
  • III. Preparation for Jesus’ Ministry (3:1-4:13)
  • IV. The Galilean Ministry (4:14-9:50)
  • V.Teaching and Travels Toward Jerusalem (9:51-19:44)
  • VI. Concluding Events (19:45-24:53)
  • John
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Unity
  • 3. Authorship
  • 4. Date
  • 5. Recipients
  • 6. Purpose
  • 7. Literary Form and Structure
  • 8. Theological Values
  • 9. The Relation of John to the Synoptics
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Prologue: Revelation of the Word (1:1-18)
  • II. The Public Ministry of the Word (1:19-12:50)
  • III. The Private Ministry of the Word (13:1-17:26)
  • IV. The Passion of the Word (18:1-20:31)
  • V.The Epilogue (21:1-25)
  • The Acts of the Apostles
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Historical Writing in Antiquity
  • 2. Luke’s Purposes in Writing Acts
  • 3. The Sources of Acts
  • 4. The Structure of Acts
  • 5. Date of Composition
  • 6. Authorship
  • EXPOSITION
  • Introduction: The Constitutive Events of the Christian Mission (1:1-2:41)
  • Part I. The Christian Mission to the Jewish World (2:42-12:24)
  • Part II. The Christian Mission to the Gentile World (12:25-28:31)
  • I. A Summary Statement (19:20)
  • Romans
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Authorship, Date, and Place of Origin
  • 3. Destination
  • 4. Occasion and Purpose
  • 5. Theological Values
  • 6. Special Problem
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Introduction (1:1-15)
  • II. Theme: The Gospel As the Revelation of the Righteousness of God (1:16-17)
  • III. The Need for Salvation: The Plight of Humanity (1:18-3:20)
  • IV. Justification: The Imputation of Righteousness (3:21-5:21)
  • V.Sanctification: The Impartation of Righteousness (6:1-8:39)
  • VI. The Problem of Israel: God’s Righteousness Vindicated (9:1-11:36)
  • VII. Our Spiritual Service: The Practice of Righteousness (12:1-15:13)
  • VIII. Conclusion (15:14-16:27)
  • 1 Corinthians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Authorship, Date, Place of Origin, and Destination
  • 3. Occasion and Purpose
  • 4. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Greetings (1:1-3)
  • II. Paul’s Thanksgiving for God’s Work in the Lives of the Saints (1:4-9)
  • III. The Problem of Divisions in the Church (1:10-17)
  • IV. The Wisdom of God—the Preaching of Christ Crucified (1:18-2:16)
  • V.Servants of Christ (3:1-4:21)
  • VI. Paul’s Answer to Further Reported Problems in the Church (5:1-6:20)
  • VII. Paul’s Answers to Questions Raised by the Church (7:1-14:40)
  • VIII. The Resurrection of Christ and of the Christian (15:1-58)
  • IX. The Collection for God’s People, Requests, and Final Greetings (16:1-24)
  • 2 Corinthians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Historical Background
  • 2. Unity
  • 3. Authorship and Date
  • 4. Occasion and Purpose
  • 5. Special Problems
  • 6. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Paul’s Explanation of His Conduct and Apostolic Ministry (1:1-7:16)
  • II. The Collection for the Saints at Jerusalem (8:1-9:15)
  • III. Paul’s Vindication of His Apostolic Authority (10:1-13:14)
  • Galatians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. The Historical Setting and Content of Galatians
  • 2. Who Were the Galatians?
  • 3. The Jerusalem Council
  • 4. Date and Authorship
  • EXPOSITION
  • Introduction (1:1-10)
  • I.Paul’s Defense of His Apostleship (1:11-2:21)
  • II. Paul’s Defense of the Gospel (3:1-4:31)
  • III. The Call to Godly Living (5:1-6:10)
  • Ephesians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship
  • 2. Destination
  • 3. Background
  • 4. Place of Origin and Date
  • 5. Occasion and Purpose
  • 6. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • Salutation (1:1-2)
  • II. Doctrine: The Implications of Christian Faith (1:3-3:21)
  • III. Practice; The Application to Christian Life (4:1-6:20)
  • IV. Conclusion (6:21-24)
  • Philippians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Authorship and Unity
  • 3. Date and Place of Origin
  • 4. Occasion and Purpose
  • EXPOSITION
  • Introduction (1:1-11)
  • I.The Situation of Paul in Rome (1:12-26)
  • II. First Series of Exhortations (1:27-2:18)
  • III. Two Messengers of Paul to the Philippians (2:19-30)
  • IV. Warning Against Judaizers and Antinomians (3:1-21)
  • V.Second Series of Exhortations (4:1-9)
  • VI. The Philippians’ Gifts to Paul (4:10-20)
  • Colossians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Destination
  • 2. Authorship
  • 3. Date and Place of Origin
  • 4. Occasion
  • 5. Purpose and Theme
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Introduction (1:1-14)
  • II. The Supremacy of Christ (1:15—23)
  • III. The Ministry of Paul (1:24-2:7)
  • IV. Warning Against Error (2:8-23)
  • V.Appeal for Christian Living (3:1-4:6)
  • VI. Conclusion (4:7-18)
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Authorship and Date
  • 3. Occasion and Purpose
  • 4. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Salutation (1:1)
  • II.Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians (1:2-10) ‘
  • III. Vindication Before the Thessalonians (2:1-3:13)
  • IV. Exhortation to the Thessalonians (4:1-5:22)
  • V.Conclusion (5:23-28)
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Authorship and Canonicity
  • 3. Date
  • 4. Occasion and Purpose
  • 5. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • I. Salutation (1:1-2)
  • II. Assurance of Repayment at God’s Righteous Judgment (1:3-12)
  • III. Assurance of Noninvolvement in the Day of the Lord (2:1-17)
  • IV. Encouragement to Gainful Employment (3:1-15)
  • V.Conclusion (3:16-18)
  • 1 Timothy
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship
  • 2. Date and Place of Origin
  • 3. Destination and Occasion
  • 4. Summary of 1 Timothy
  • 5. Theological Values
  • 6. Special Problems
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Salutation (1:1-2)
  • II. Timothy’s Task at Ephesus (1:3—11)
  • III. Thanksgiving to God (1:12-17)
  • IV. Timothy’s Responsibility (1:18-20)
  • V.Worship and Conduct (2:1-3:16)
  • VI. Special Instructions to Timothy (4:1-16)
  • VII. Special Groups in the Church (5:1—6:2)
  • VIII. The Danger of the Love of Money (6:3-10)
  • IX. Paul’s Charge to Timothy (6:11-16)
  • X.Closing Instructions (6:17-21)
  • 2 Timothy
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship
  • 2. Date and Place of Origin
  • 3. Destination and Occasion
  • 4. Summary of 2 Timothy
  • 5. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Salutation (1:1-2)
  • II. Thanksgiving (1:3-7)
  • III. Suffering for the Gospel (1:8-18)
  • IV. Three Symbols of the Christian (2:1-7)
  • V.Suffering and Glory (2:8-13)
  • VI. Contrasts in the Church (2:14-26)
  • VII. Characteristics of the Last Days (3:1-9)
  • VIII. Persecution and Steadfastness (3:10-17)
  • IX. Preach the Word (4:1-5)
  • X.Paul’s Final Testimony (4:6-8)
  • XI. Paul’s Final Plea (4:9-13)
  • XII. Human Opposition and Divine Support (4:14-18)
  • XIII. Closing Greetings, Farewell 4:19-22)
  • Titus
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship
  • 2. Recipient
  • 3. Occasion and Purpose
  • 4. Date and Place of Origin
  • 5. Theological Value
  • EXPOSITION
  • I. Salutation (1:1-4)
  • II. Concerning Elders and Errorists in Crete (1:5-16)
  • III. Concerning the Natural Groups in the Congregations (2:1-15)
  • IV. Concerning Believers Among People Generally (3:1-11)
  • V.Conclusion (3:12-15)
  • Philemon
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship, Date, and Place of Origin
  • 2. Destination
  • 3. Occasion and Purpose
  • 4. Literary Form
  • 5. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Salutation (1-3)
  • II. Thanksgiving and Prayer (4-7)
  • III. Plea for Onesimus (8-22)
  • IV. Greetings and Benediction (23-25)
  • Hebrews
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Literary Form
  • 2. Recipients
  • 3. Authorship
  • 4. The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews
  • 5. Date
  • EXPOSITION
  • I. Introduction (1:1-4)
  • II. The Excellence of the Christ (1:5—3:6)
  • III. Plea for Onesimus (8-22)
  • IV. Greetings and Benediction (23-25)
  • Hebrews
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Literary Form
  • 2. Recipients
  • 3. Authorship
  • 4. The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews
  • 5. Date
  • EXPOSITION
  • I. Introduction (1:1-4)
  • II. The Excellence of the Christ (1:5—3:6)
  • III. The Promised Rest (3:7-4:13)
  • IV. A Great High Priest (4:14-5:11)
  • V.The Danger of Apostasy (5:12-6:20)
  • VI. Melchizedek (7:1-28)
  • VII. A New and Better Covenant (8:1-10:39)
  • VIII. Faith (11:1-40)
  • IX. Christian Living (12:1-13:19)
  • X. Conclusion (13:20-25)
  • James
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship
  • 2. Date
  • 3. Destination
  • 4. Occasion and Purpose
  • 5. Canonicity
  • 6. Relation to Other Writings
  • 7. Theological Values
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Salutation (1:1)
  • II. Trials and Temptations (1:2-18)
  • III. The Practice of the Word (1:19-27)
  • IV. The Condemnation of Partiality (2:1-13)
  • V. The Relation of Faith and Action (2:14-26)
  • VI. The Control of the Tongue (3:1-12)
  • VII. Two Kinds of Wisdom (3:13-18)
  • VIII. The Worldly Attitude (4:1-10)
  • IX. Faultfinding (4:11-12)
  • X.Arrogant Self-Sufficiency (4:13-17)
  • XI. Denunciation of the Wicked Rich (5:1-6)
  • XII. Miscellaneous Exhortations (5:7-20)
  • 1 Peter
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Simon Peter
  • 2. Authorship
  • 3. Date and Place of Origin
  • 4. Destination
  • 5. Occasion and Purpose
  • 6. Literary Form
  • 7. Theological Values
  • 8. Canonicity
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Salutation (1:1-2)
  • II. The Privileges and Responsibilities of Salvation (1:3-2:10)
  • III. Christian’s Submission and God’s Honor (2:11-3:12)
  • IV. The Suffering and Persecution of Christians (3:13-5:11)
  • V. Final Words (5:12-14)
  • 2 Peter
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship and Canonicity
  • 2. Date
  • 3. Place of Origin
  • 4. Destination
  • 5. Occasion and Content
  • 6. Special Problem
  • EXPOSITION
  • I. Salutation and Blessing (1:1-4)
  • II. The Essential Christian Virtues (1:5-15)
  • III. Christ’s Divine Majesty (1:16-21)
  • IV. False Prophets and Teachers (2:1-22)
  • V. The Promise of the Lord’s Coming (3:1-18)
  • 1 John
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Background
  • 2. Occasion and Purpose
  • 3. Structure
  • 4. Authorship and Date
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Preface (1:1-4)
  • II. Requirements for Fellowship With God Who Is Light (1:5-2:28)
  • III. Requirements for Fellowship With God Who Is Righteous (2:29-4:6)
  • IV. Requirements for Fellowship With God Who Is Love (4:7-5:12)
  • V. Concluding Remarks (5:13-21)
  • 2 John
  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Introduction (1-3)
  • II. A Formal Word of Instruction (4-11)
  • III.Conclusion (12-13)
  • 3 John
  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.Salutation (1)
  • II. Personal Words to Gaius (2-4)
  • III. Commendation for Gaius’s Hospitality (5-8)
  • IV.Complaints Against Diotrephes (9-10)
  • V. Exhortation and Endorsement of Demetrius (11-12)
  • VI.Personal Remarks and Farewell Greetings (13-15)
  • Jude
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Authorship
  • 2. Date
  • 3. Canonicity
  • 4. Destination
  • 5. Purpose
  • 6. Special Problems
  • EXPOSITION
  • I.The Salutation (1-2)
  • II. The Reason for the Letter (3-4)
  • III. The Warning Against the False Teachers(5-16)
  • IV. The Exhortations to the Believers (17-23)
  • V.The Doxology (24-25)
  • Revelation
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. General Nature and Historical Background
  • 2. Unity
  • 3. Authorship and Canonicity
  • 4. Date
  • 5. Purpose
  • 6. Theological Problems
  • 7. Interpretative Schemes
  • EXPOSITION
  • I. Introduction (1:1-8)
  • II. Vision of the Son of Man Among the Seven Churches of Asia (1:9-3:22)
  • III. Vision of the Seven-Sealed Scroll, the Seven Trumpets, the Seven Signs, and the Seven Bowls (4:1-19:10)
  • V.Vision of the New Heaven and the New Earth and the New Jerusalem (21:1-22:5)
  • VI.Conclusion (22:6-21)