Best Bible Commentaries connects people to resources that will help them understand and apply Scripture. He is Baptist. Cousar is Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. This commentary will be maximized by those who have been trained in Greek. Welcome to the online home of Tim Challies, blogger, author, and book reviewer. That is the case with N.T. Paul also reminds Philemon that Philemon was a *sinner. The “Top 10” list is based on aggregate reviews.. Colossians and PhilemonExegetical Guide to the Greek New Testamentby Murray J. Harris, • Tom Schreiner: recommended; helps “student with the Greek text”. This commentary will be maximized by those who have been trained in Greek. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. Bruce is well-known for writing the Acts commentary in the same series, which is considered one of the best Acts commentaries. According to the publisher, authors in the Concordia series “fully affirms the divine inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture as it emphasizes ‘that which promotes Christ’ in each pericope.”. Some are better than others. Based on aggregate reviews. Hence, I usually skip it, because there are other commentaries out there that do the same thing (lay out he original meaning) but at much more depth. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. It is a good rule. He is Arminian. Please read: The “Top 10” list below is a starting point for learning about Philemon commentaries. Reviews and Accolades:eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-leader-4','ezslot_22',118,'0','0'])); • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Colossians, • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Colossians; “all students of Colossians and Philemon should consult O’Brien”. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. Besides your commentary, what are your top recommended books (commentaries or otherwise) on Colossians/Philemon? He is Reformed. The distinctives of the BST series are (1) “BST authors are committed to a serious study of the text in its own integrity,” (2) that “expositors should not be antiquarians, living only in the remote past” but suggest application for living, and (3) “each book is intended to be both readable in style and manageable in size.”. For those reasons and others I will never have a huge library. Each sense unit is explored in three sections: (1) introductory matters, (2) tracing the train of thought, (3) key hermeneutical and theological questions. Beale also wrote the well-reviewed Revelation commentary in the NIGTC series, which is considered one of the. Lucas takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Matthew Henry's Commentary – Philemon . It brings less depth than the two that precede it, but is nonetheless said to be excellent. Witherington takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. The commentary is top-notch. | About Blog Contact Suggest. Pao takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. The best Philemon commentaries are listed below. He is Lutheran. I was amazed that he didn’t allow himself to be submersed into the subject of slavery that consumes most other scholars these days. Want to save money on bible commentaries? For an excellent, up-to-date technical commentary, check out Scot McKnight ( NICNT ) . Here I will comment briefly on Philemon. He is Chair of the New Testament Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The target audience is pastors, professors, and teachers. The authors hold to Pauline authorship. Site by Mere. Harris wrote the John commentary in the same series. The Letter to PhilemonThe Anchor Yale Bible Commentariesby Joseph A. Fitzmyer. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. Colossians presents a picture of Christ who is "the firstborn over all creation" and has disarmed and triumphed over the powers and authorities. I worship and serve as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario, and am a co-founder of Cruciform Press. This list of commentaries is intended to help the reader understand and apply Paul’s message in the book of Philemon. See more about the Bible Speaks Today commentary series. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Colossians and to PhilemonNew International Greek Testament Commentaryby James D.G. Alistair I. Wilson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is lecturer in mission and New Testament at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. While there is significant help for pastor in this volume, Garland interacts with recent scholarship on Colossians as well. [Full Review] Wall wrote the 1-2 Timothy commentary in the Two Horizons series. It also bothers me that I cannot sort my books in canonical order, but that might just be me. The publisher notes that in the SRC series”the New Testament is interpreted within the context of the world in which it was written and read—the rhetorical method makes use of ancient or classical writings and strategies of communication, while the social science method notes issues of cultures and customs.”, Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, PhilemonAncient Christian Commentaryby Peter Gorday, Synopsis: From the publisher: “This volume opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom that allows these faithful witnesses, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.”, Compare 75 different commentary series on the Bible Commentary Series Comparison Chart. Philemon’s testimony. This commentary is best for readers who can follow a technical Greek commentary. He is Chair of the New Testament Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. This shows that Philemon lived in Colossae. The NIV Application Commentary series is a mixed bag. Since I did all of that work, and since I continue to keep up with the project, I thought it might be helpful to share the recommendations. Longenecker is Professor of Early Christianity at Baylor University. THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO PHILEMON Commentary by A. R. Faussett INTRODUCTION The testimonies to its authenticity are—Origen [Homily 19, on Jeremiah, vol. Bruce is well-known for writing the Acts commentary in the same series, which is considered one of the. • D. A. Carson: a “best buy” on Philemon; “remarkably accessible… careful, understated, reliable, and nuanced”eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_19',116,'0','0'])); • Craig Blomberg, etal: a “priority” commentary on Colossians and Philemon. Reviews and Accolades:eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_11',109,'0','0'])); • D. A. Carson: a “best buy” on Philemon; “the best all-around commentaries for pastors”. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Philemon 1-21 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: This is a story that includes a (more than likely) runaway slave, Onesimus, who has come to know Paul in Rome, was converted by Paul to the Christian faith by Paul, and rendered voluntary service to Paul in his Roman imprisonment. They are not suggested as a replacement for prayer, the, It is hoped that these books will aid the Christian pastor, preacher, teacher, student, as well as, The Letters to the Colossians and Philemon. Theology, Audience, Purpose: Nordling takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. D.A. Melick takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. The publisher notes that the ZECNT series “was refined over time by an editorial board who listened to pastors and teachers express what they wanted to see in a commentary series based on the Greek text.”. He is well-known for writing the Romans commentary in the WBC series, which is considered one of the best Romans commentaries. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Witherington takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Carson: “do not avoid the volume on Colossians [and Philemon] by David E. Garland”eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-leader-1','ezslot_16',113,'0','0'])); Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Garland takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. Tier Two: 11-20. When you sign up through Best Bible Commentaries, you will save 10% on the cost of the software in addition to getting five free books. It offer application insights. Others haven’t been widely distributed, so it is difficult to get enough information to aggregate. The publisher notes that this series “approaches each text in its final, canonical form, proceeding by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This commentary will be maximized by those who have been trained in Greek. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Aileen and a father to three children. This volume offers help with applying the text. Paul knows what Philemon’s character is like. In any event, very few commentary series give Philemon its own volume. (Amazon, Westminster Books), David E. Garland – Colossians/Philemon (NIV Application Commentary). Wright. Grace is the best wish for ourselves and others; with this the apostle begins and ends. At approximately 190 pages, the Commentaries on Galatians - Philemon volume is a lot thinner than I expected it to be, especially since it's counterpart is approximately 300 pages. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. “With its book-by-book lists, reviews, and interviews, Best Bible Commentaries helps readers make well-informed decisions about the most useful tools for teaching the Bible in any ministry context.” Philip Graham Ryken, President of Wheaton College. The Pastoral Epistles with Philemon and Jude, The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians. The publisher notes that the Anchor series “vigorously pursues the goal of bringing to a wide audience the most important new ideas, the latest research findings, and the clearest possible analysis of the Bible.”, Colossians and PhilemonBaker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testamentby G.K. Beale. O’Brien is well-known for writing the Hebrews commentary in the Pillar series, which is considered one of the best Hebrews commentaries. Some have been around for years, but contain fewer well-reviewed volumes. Dunn questions Pauline authorship. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Pao takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Wall wrote the 1-2 Timothy commentary in the Two Horizons series. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. Patzia was a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. In spite of the cumbersome format, all students of Colossians and Philemon should consult O'Brien on these two epistles. 3. Nijay Gupta shares his final post in this helpful series on best commentaries by listing two essential works on Philemon. This list of commentaries is intended to help the reader understand and apply Paul’s message in the book of Philemon. He is Baptist. Lohse denies Pauline authorship. It is hoped that these books will aid the Christian pastor, preacher, teacher, student, as well as any Bible reader that wants to understand more about Philemon. The publisher notes that the NAC series “has been designed primarily to enable pastors, teachers, and students to read the Bible with clarity and proclaim it with power.” See more about the New American Commentary series. He is an Anglican bishop. I also survey the body of the commentary … Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved friend and fellow laborer, a. Paul, a prisoner: This brief letter was written by Paul during his Roman imprisonment described in Acts 28:30-31. Carson commends it, saying: “Based on an exact exegesis of the Greek text, it is nevertheless presented with sufficient clarity to satisfy most readers who do not know the language. The Letters to the Colossians and PhilemonPillar New Testament Commentaryby Douglas J. Moo. My focus is on newer commentaries (at least in part because most of the classics are now freely or cheaply available) and I am offering approximately 5 recommendations for each book of the Bible, alternating between the Old Testament and the New. However, Garland’s is regarded as one of the best in the series. It is not intended to be the “final word” because of its limitations. Interview: Read Best Bible Commentaries’ interview with G.K. Beale on this volumeeval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-narrow-sky-2','ezslot_27',129,'0','0'])); Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Beale takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. The best Philemon commentaries are listed below. Moo has the advantage of having written in the Pillar series–a much more reader-friendly series than the WBC. Best Commentaries on Philemon. I … Get this book on Amazon using its exact ISBN.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_18',112,'0','0'])); • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Colossians; “offers great insight into the text and its contemporary application”, • Tom Schreiner: recommended; “an excellent exposition for pastors”. 13th Argument is from the joy and comfort the apostle hereby would have on Philemon's own account, as well as on Onesimus's in such a seasonable and acceptable fruit of Philemon's faith and obedience: Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord, v. 20. [Full Review] He is associated with the Church of Scotland and Methodism. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Wright takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Longenecker is Professor of Early Christianity at Baylor University. Dunn, • Tom Schreiner: recommended; “a technical but very helpful interpretation”. Because this series invests heavily in application, the pastor or general reader may find this focus its most helpful addition to the volumes above. He is Reformed. See more about the IVP New Testament Commentary series. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: O’Brien takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. He teaches at Westminster Theological Seminary. See more about the New International Greek Testament Commentary series. Plus, you get the extra value of three books in one! See more about the New International Commentary on the New Testament series. The reasons vary: The “Top 10” list is reviewed annually. Let me close with a couple of questions: What are your preferred commentaries on Colossians? This volume has been well-reviewed for its exegesis and helpfulness to pastors. Wall takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Series Introduction: I live in a small house. He argues, contrary to some other commentators, that Paul … James Dunn, Colossians and Philemon (NIGTC; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1996). Click on the LOGOS image above to learn more. Harris takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. This list of commentaries is intended to help the reader understand and apply Paul’s message in the book of Philemon. Lucas’ contribution to The Bible Speaks Today series fits my criteria in always wanting to include one commentary geared toward the general or devotional reader. A list of the best commentaries on Philemon ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. To expect the best from others is often to be more than half-way to getting it; if we make it clear that we expect little, we will probably get just that. The best educated guess for the writing of Colossians, Ephesians, and Philemon is Paul’s first imprisonment, early 60’s.” (Utley, v. 1:1). Bruce – The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (New International Commentary on the New Testament). He is Lutheran. Please read: The “Top 10” list below is a starting point for learning about Colossians commentaries. David Garland's commentary on Colossians and Philemon is one of the commentaries in this series that should not be passed by. When I add a book I almost always remove a book, a practice that allows me to focus on quality over quantity. PhilemonConcordia Commentaryby John G. Nordling. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. James D. G. Dunn, New Internation Greek Testament Commentary (NIGTC), Eerdmans, 1996, 405 pp. Colossians, PhilemonNIV Application Commentaryby David E. Garland. His previous commentaries include the NICNT and NIVAC volumes on Romans, the NIVAC volume on 2 Peter and Jude, and the PNTC and TNTC volumes on James. The commentary series in tier two vary. • Craig Blomberg, etal: a “priority” commentary on Colossians and Philemoneval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-box-4','ezslot_2',110,'0','0'])); • Tom Schreiner: recommended; “an outstanding exposition for pastors”, • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Colossians; “a close second place to O’Brien”. Bruce’s work is always worth reading and, according to the commentators on the commentaries, this one is no exception. Today I have turned to the experts to find what they say about Colossians (and Philemon which almost always goes with it). Graduate and seminary students, professors, and pastors will benefit from this readable commentary, as will theological libraries.”, The Pastoral Epistles with Philemon and JudeBrazos Theological Commentaryby Risto Saarinen. Some are relatively new and haven’t been widely reviewed, read, or used yet. Carson commends it, saying: “Based on an exact exegesis of the Greek text, it is nevertheless presented with sufficient clarity to satisfy most readers who do not know the language. See more about the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. Commentary on Philemon 1:23-25 (Read Philemon 1:23-25) Never have believers found more enjoyment of God, than when suffering together for him. The Message of Colossians and PhilemonThe Bible Speaks Todayby Dick Lucas. The NIV Application Commentary set is known for being a little bit uneven, with some volumes being far superior to others. • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Colossians; “emphasizes the big picture and the overall flow of the text”. Nevertheless, a list based on aggregate reviews is likely to point many people in the right direction to find the right resource for their purposes. Colossians and PhilemonZondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testamentby David W. Pao. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Cousar is Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. This commentary will be maximized by those who have been trained in Greek. Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, From the publisher: “This volume opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom that allows these faithful witnesses, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.”, Compare 75 different commentary series on the, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. He is Arminian. The publisher notes that NICNT series gives readers “an exposition that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship and at the same time loyal to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.”. Colossians-PhilemonWord Biblical Commentaryby Peter T. O’Brien. The publisher notes that the NIVAC “series not only focuses on application as a finished product but also helps you think through the process of moving from the original meaning of a passage to its contemporary significance.”. Wisely (see on Philemon 1:1) does Paul—although otherwise in Philemon 1:4-24 he only speaks to Philemon—enlist the interest not merely of Appia and Archippus, but also of the church in the house, and therewith embrace the whole circle, in which there was to be prepared for the converted fugitive a sanctuary of pardon and affection. Garland offers great insight into the text and its contemporary application. Jim Rosscup says this work “is not a ‘commentary’ but an accurate, readable exposition keyed to practical life.” (Amazon, Westminster Books), There are many more noteworthy commentaries on Colossians and Philemon. This commentary is best for readers who can follow a technical Greek commentary. Fitzmyer takes a critical approach to Scripture. The publisher notes that the NAC series “has been designed primarily to enable pastors, teachers, and students to read the Bible with clarity and proclaim it with power.” See more about the. Lucas – The Message of Colossians and Philemon (The Bible Speaks Today). The occasion of it was this:—Philemon, one of note and probably a minister in the church of Colosse, a city of Phrygia, had a servant ... Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.”. The Introduction discusses the author, the recipient, the occasion, and the place of writing. The publisher notes that the Hermeneia series “has a rich background in the history of biblical interpretation as a term for the detailed, systematic exposition of a scriptural work.”. (Amazon, Westminster Books), Douglas J. Moo – The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon (Pillar New Testament Commentary). He is Reformed. The commentary on Philemon is set up in a similar way. See more about the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Harris takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Paul says this to persuade Philemon to do the right thing. Nevertheless, a list based on aggregate reviews is likely to point many people in the right direction to find the right resource for their purposes. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_17',114,'0','0'])); Garland is well-known for writing the 1 Corinthians commentary in the BECNT series, which is considered one of the best 1 Corinthians commentaries. You can find the best commentary on Philemon for … I wouldn’t be surprised if before long, as reviews catch up, if I need to bump it up as well. O’Brien takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. It would be a good one for those with extensive knowledge of Greek. This article is adapted from ESV Expository Commentary: Ephesians–Philemon (Volume 11) edited by Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton Jr., and Jay Sklar. • D. A. Carson: a “best buy” on Philemon; “remarkably accessible… careful, understated, reliable, and nuanced”. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Dunn takes a moderately critical approach to Scripture. Study the bible online using commentary on Philemon and more! Moo takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Copyright 2020 | All Right Reserved | As an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Barth and Blanke begin with about 100 pages on slavery in the first century. He is Reformed. God's Word instructs people to seek wisdom, so whether you are looking for devotional aids, bible studies, or commentaries, I hope this website will be helpful to you. The publisher notes that the NLT series provides “fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, careful attention to their literary design, and a theologically perceptive exposition of the biblical text.” eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-portrait-1','ezslot_31',132,'0','0'])); PhilemonExpositor’s Bible Commentary Revisedby William W. Klein, Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Klein takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. The publisher notes that the Brazos series “enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other Orthodox Christians did for their times and places.”, The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the EphesiansA Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistlesby Ben Witherington III. Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Fitzmyer takes a critical approach to Scripture. (Amazon, Westminster Books), F.F. Douglas J. Moo is Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton Graduate School. • D.A. Why Aren’t Peter O’Brien’s Commentaries in Publication Anymore? learn more ›. Lohse denies Pauline authorship. Beale takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. The best bible commentary is ranked by reviews from scholars, journals, and site users. Those who have been trained in Greek will maximize this commentary. However, Keith Mathison penned a short review while making his way through and said, “If anyone is going to give O’Brien a run for his money, it is Moo. This commentary is best for expository preachers, Bible college and seminary students, church elders and teachers, and experienced Bible readers. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. See more about the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series. So Philemon deserves punishment from God. I know when I’m in way over my head, so before I began I collected every good resource I could find that rated and reviewed commentaries. Get this book on Christian Book using its exact ISBN.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-mobile-leaderboard-1','ezslot_23',123,'0','0'])); • Tom Schreiner: recommended; “brief and insightful commentary”. Commentaries on Philemon. Bruce. The Letter to Philemon (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Array McKnight says that “Philemon was written to persuade a slave owner to create new conditions for a slave”. It should be of great help to busy pastors. After browsing the commentaries below, see the best one-volume bible commentaries, based on aggregate reviews. This review begins by summarizing Moo’s conclusions on some introductory matters in Colossians and Philemon. 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