It contains a plea on behalf of the slave Onesimus. It was in the valley of the riverLycus. 1. O’Brien has written the best all around commentaries on all of Paul’s prison epistles. Commentaries on Colossians. Lexham Research Commentary: Colossians. Dunn is a seasoned commentary writer, with Romans as his most well-known volume (WBC). His introductory material, which covers approximately 28 pages, is thorough yet concise. All of this is a satanic substitute for the power of Jesus Christ -- … Bruce is one of those authors. Throughout the letter Paul reiterates the importance of understanding Christ’s identity. Paul’s central message in Colossians is the affirmation of the sufficiency of Christ in the face of false philosophy in Colossae and the threat it posed to the truth of the gospel. The result is a very useful commentary for a pastor or teacher preparing to present Colossians to their congregations. Peter T. O’Brien – Colossians-Philemon (Word Biblical Commentary). On the first Sunday after Christmas, it’s hard for any passage to compete with Luke’s story of the boy Jesus in the Temple. Study the bible online using commentary on Colossians and more! What I have read so far has been excellent. His commentaries on other books are all outstanding. 1. Paraphrase of Colossians and Commentary of Colossians. Bruce — The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (New International Commentary on the New Testament, 1984). This is one of the most important chapters in the Holy Writ, because of the Christology which reaches a climax of surpassing importance in Colossians 1:28.. 1. Note: Due to the discovery of plagarism in Peter O’Brien’s commentary since the original writing of this blog post in 2008, Dr. Mathison no longer endorses it. PAUL'S LETTER TO THE COLOSSIANS. 4. Garland offers great insight into the text and its contemporary application. Commentaries for the book of Colossians. 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. The third chapter of Colossians describes what may seem like a bit of a … Continue reading "Commentary on Colossians 3:1-11" Peter T. O’Brien — Colossians-Philemon (Word Biblical Commentary, 1987). The epistle to Philemon is the shortest and most personal of Paul’s epistles. Lucas’s commentary on Colossians and Philemon is probably the best introductory level commentary on these two books. Among these works were a number of commentaries on various books of the Bible. We are seeing a great increase on every hand of this turning to the occult -- to astrology, to the black and devious arts, to magic, to seances. James Rosscup writes that "Lightfoot is excellent in this 1865 work revised in 1879. 11 of The Expositor's Bible Commentary, pp. Paul's Greeting ... and The Concise Commentary on the Gospels - Slightly Imperfect. O’Brien has written the best all around commentaries on all of Paul’s prison epistles. These Colossians were troubled with these influences as we are troubled with them today. I am placing it in a close second place to O’Brien at this point merely because I have not finished it yet. In this commentary O’Brien maintains his position as the ‘answer book’ for Colossians. View Colossians 1. One purpose was to correct the heresy that had sprung up in the Asian city of Colosse. Many of these commentaries are available from Logos Bible Software. Add available commentaries to your library with discount, Controller: 00:00:00.0468750 ; View: 00:00:03.0625000 ; Template: 00:00:00.0312500, Marshall, I. Howard; Travis, Stephen H.; Paul, Ian, Kittredge, Cynthia Briggs; Colombo, Claire Miller. Commentators discuss the letters together because they were almost certainly sent at the same time by the same courier (ca. This basic commentary provides some basic helps for understanding and appreciating Paul's written address to the Colossians. Commentary on Colossians 3:18-25 (Read Colossians 3:18-25) The epistles most taken up in displaying the glory of the Divine grace, and magnifying the Lord Jesus, are the most particular in pressing the duties of the Christian life. David Garland’s commentary on Colossians and Philemon is one of the commentaries in this series that should not be passed by. His work on Colossians 1:15 (“first-born of every creature”) is especially helpful on a problem text. F.F. For example, the description of the church in Colossians 2:19 is very similar to that of Romans 12:4,5 and I Corinthians 12:12-27. Read Colossians commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). The epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon were written by Paul during the early part of his Roman imprisonment. He brings the same attention to detail to Colossians, combined with penetrating theological analysis. Colossians 1. The result is a truly helpful commentary. Douglas J. Moo — The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon (Pillar New Testament Commentary, 2008). Paul wroteto the Christians who lived in the city called Colossae. Introductory Remarks Because of the rising tide of human philosophies confronting us today, no New Testament book speaks with more relevancy than does the epistle to the Colossians. in all its fullness to as many people as possible. In spite of the cumbersome format, all students of Colossians and Philemon should consult O’Brien on these two epistles. It should be of great help to busy pastors. His commentary is also able to take into consideration studies published since 1987. Peter T. O’Brien, Colossians, Philemon (WBC; Dallas: Word, 1982). Today this area is part of the country that is called Turkey. Not only do we live in an atomic and space age, but in the most technologically advanced age of all time. Colossians & Philemon by David Pao in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (2012) Seeking Things Above: A Study in Colossians by Steve Pettit (2016) Unless otherwise indicated, all Scriptural citations are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB). 2See Curtis Vaughan, "Colossians," in Ephesians-Philemon, vol. Related Resources. A list of the best commentaries on Colossians ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Colossians 3:1-4 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The Apostle Paul and his coworker Timothy wrote this letter to the church at Colossae (v. 1), a small city in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). COLOSSIANS COMMENTARY. He is able to explain well both the details of the text as well as the big theological picture. Verse 1. Dayton, Wilber T.; Carter, Charles W.; Zahniser, Clarence H.; Turner, George A.; Klopfenstein, W. O.; Nicholson, Roy S.; Failing, George E. Barton, Bruce B.; Fackler, Mark; Taylor, Linda K.; Veerman, David R. Colossians, Philemon [Plagiarism Acknowledged], The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians, The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon, The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire, The Letter to the Colossians: A Commentary, Colossians & Philemon: Completion and Reconcilliation in Christ, Treasures of Wisdom: Studies in Colossians & Philemon, Reading Colossians, Ephesians, & 2 Thessalonians: A Literary and Theological Commentary, Stand Perfect in Wisdom: An Exposition of Colossians & Philemon, The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles, Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul, Social-Science Commentary on the Deutero-Pauline Letters, Exploring the New Testament. COL. 1. Over the past couple of years I have focused on building a collection of commentaries that will include only the best volumes on each book of the Bible. The publication of any new commentary by Douglas Moo is an event. The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference, Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation, Naming Ligonier the Beneficiary of a Bank or Investment Account, Gifts That Provide Income and Tax Benefits, The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians, Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of Colossians and Philemon. Moo has the advantage of having written in the Pillar series — a much more reader-friendly series than the WBC. Not inside of you—like some dormant seed that, once found, can be watered, nurtured, and coaxed into maximum fruit-production—but hidden. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! R.C. D.A. The nature of the false doctrine is a matter of some controversy, but it seems most likely to have been a syncretistic blend of certain Jewish and Hellenistic beliefs. I wrote an essay on the use of the OT in Colossians in G. K. Beale and D.A. Author Log In/Sign Up ... Colossians. Barth has written several excellent technical commentaries. Paul had not visited Colossae, but had … The book of Colossians gives the clearest, most comprehensive teaching on Christology of all Paul's epistles. (1-2) Paul greets the Christians in Colosse. Ben Witherington comments on the books in his socio-rhetorical series. Markus Barth (AB) [Authentic]. 2. Fix that problem! The “commentary” by Murray Harris is for those who want to dive deeper into the Greek text. 166-68; Roy Yates, "Colossians and Gnosis," Journal for the Study of the New Testament 27 (June 1986):49-68; H. Wayne House, "Heresies in the Colossian The Bible Knowledge Commentary—Colossians INTRODUCTION Norman L. Geisler The Book of Colossians was written by the Apostle Paul about a.d. 60–62, while he was imprisoned in Rome. You can find the best commentary on Colossians for you using the tools on the right side. There are a number of other notable commentaries on the books of Colossians and Philemon. If you can only buy one commentary for this book…buy this one. Marten Woudstra — The Book of Joshua (New International Commentary on the Old Testament, 1981). It begins with the usual Pauline greetings (Colossians 1:1-2) and occasions of thanksgiving for the Colossians (Colossians 1:3-8); next comes a profound paragraph on the … Our Price: $7.49. 5. We must never separate the privileges and duties of the gospel. Your Hidden Life Now; perhaps this could be the subtitle of the letter to the Colossians. 4. Peter T. O'Brien's commentary has long been considered by many the very best on Colossians, and this is for good reason. A.D. 60-61). 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