1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries Series)
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"Jouette Bassler's volume on the Pastoral Letters is a model of careful, clearly written cogent interpretation. She gives faithful attention to the problematic trees along the exegetical path, yet without losing sight of the forest. Organized by literary units but not avoiding difficult verses, Bassler's commentary keeps before the reader the unfolding history of the early Christian community from which the text emerges. It is unquestionably the best resource we have on the Pastoral Letters." -- Charles B. Cousar, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Bassler's commentary has the crispness of style and no-nonsense quality about it that one has come to expect from its author. The underlying learning is evident throughout. It results in careful, critical exegesis that places the Pastorals securely in their social and historical context. All relevant issues are explained and discussed. Bassler is particularly good at referring the reader to other texts that illuminate her own, with a broad range over Jewish, Greco-Roman, and Christian texts. She presupposes the non-Pauline authorship of the Pastorals, but otherwise has no special axes to grind. As an introductory commentary for theological students, it could not be bettered." --Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Jouette M Bassler is Professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. She is the author of numerous books on the New Testament, including the two-volume Pauline Theology, God and Mammon, Navigating Paul, Divine Impartiality and a Commentary on 1 Timothy-Titusin the Abingdon New Testament Commentary Series. Dr Bassler has been widely recognised for her work as editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature from 1995 to 1999, NRSV Harper Collins Study (Revised And Updated) and in a series of Essays The Impartial God: Essays in Biblical Studies in Honor of Jouette M. Bassler, Edited by Calvin J. Roetzel, Robert L. Foster.