First Corinthians (Interpretation Bible Commentaries Series)
Interpretation is a set of full-length, practical, and clearly written commentaries that help teachers and preachers in their educational and homiletic work -- and laypersons in their study of the Bible. Interpretation bridges the gap between critical and expository commentaries...
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Interpretation is a set of full-length, practical, and clearly written commentaries that help teachers and preachers in their educational and homiletic work -- and laypersons in their study of the Bible. Interpretation bridges the gap between critical and expository commentaries and combines the most exciting biblical scholarship with illuminating textual expositions.
Paul's first letter to the Corinthians was addressed originally to a fledgling mission church in Corinth. Paul's absence from the church had allowed serious problems to arise within the Corinthian community, but the problems that he addresses in this letter do not always seem based on explicitly theological ideas. The brilliance of Paul, though, is that he frames the issues in theological terms and reflects on them in the light of the gospel.
Richard B. Hays (Ph.D., Emory University) is George Washington Ivey Professor ) at Duke University, previously he was a Professor at Yale. Professor Hays is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His scholarly work explores the innovative ways in which early Christian writers interpreted Israels Scripture. His book The Moral Vision of the New Testament was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century.
His other books include The Faith of Jesus Christ, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, First Corinthians (Interpretation Commentaries), The Letter to the Galatians (New Interpreters Bible), and (with co-editor Ellen Davis) The Art of Reading Scripture andSeeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage. His work, widely published in scholarly journals, has been translatedinto several languages, and he has lectured internationally to academic audiences.