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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans (January 24, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802801447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802801449
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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By Eric Depew on September 21, 2005
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Ben Witherington's work exemplifies the goals of good socio-rhetorical commentary--describing people, where they live, how they talk, what they do. The tools he uses help us fill in the gaps that scripture leaves out and give us a fuller picture of the New Testament world, especially Corinth and Paul's church there. Because I am a pastor whose job is a people job, his work makes my job easier and helps me to focus on the message for my people well.

I am grateful for his description of a church fragmenting in confusion, and how the Gospel Paul preaches can heal it!
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I really appreciated this commentary greatly. It helped we to get a feel for 1st Century Corinth and to understand the motivations behind the actions of the Corinthian Church. It was a significant reference too in a post graduate essay on "Discernment in the Corinthian Church".
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I used this text for a class in seminary. Witherington has helped me wrestle with the difficulties of Paul's often controversial Corinthian correspondence. Witherington helps the Corinthian exegete to understand the culture bound context from which Paul was writing from and writing to (he offers 75+ pages of helpful guidance to navigate the Corinthian correspondence). Placing the letters in their social and rhetorical contexts, Paul's words spring to new life. I would highly recommend this text paired with Fee's commentary on 1 Corinthians as conversation partners.
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I have used this commentary in my studies for 1 Corinthians only and it is fantastic (I have not looked at 2 Corinthians as yet so my review is purely based upon 1 Cor.). BWIII's work is complemented by this book as 1 Corinthians is riddled with rhetoric as most readers will know. His understanding of 1:10-17 is excellent (pp94-105) and his cross overs with other Greco-Roman works is great (throughout). There will be some sections you may not agree with. I personally found his thoughts on head coverings interesting but not convincing (pp232-240), but he may well be correct. I was glad I read his perspective all the same! I found this tome complemented Fee's work fantastically.

As with Keener, BWIII is at his best when developing a picture of social life in the 1st Century Roman Empire. He does engage with the Greek often but if you are someone whom is a Greek 'nut' then you may be better off picking up Thistleton. I have to say though that if you are seriously studying 1 Corinthians be sure to purchase Fee, BWIII, Thistleton, and Garland. Those are my top four on this book in no particular order.

I also find that you will often get a different opinion on many passages throughout the NT in BWIII's numerous titles under the banner of 'Socio-Rhetorical'. This is welcomed as too many scholars today are not adding anything of value to discussions.
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I have used this commentary exclusively on 2 Corinthians, and Witherington's comments are shorter on 2 Corinthians. I consider this the best commentary on 2 Corinthians. I may not always agree with Witherington, but he has the knowledge base and mind of a great scholar and writes from a fairly conservative position. He evades nothing and is thorough.

Witherington's commentaries are academic but understandable to even a serious laymen, but they are especially useful to pastors and theologians -- people who want to get into the meaning of the text at a deeper level.
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An interesting perspective on St. Paul's writing to Corinth. I learned a lot about the style of Paul in communicating with a difficult church. The author uses understanding of the skill of Rhetoric as practiced in the first century to bring new insights.
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Mr. Witherington's commentary does an excellent job of providing contextual details that enhance your understanding of this crucial Pauline letter. His introductory section establishing the social context of the Corinthian church is extremely useful. I highly recommend it to anyone.
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I purchased this work to complete my last project in graduate school which I thought was going to be burdensome. To my delight, the set up of the book and how the massive amount of material was presented turned my project into a joyful and enlightening experience. I gained so much more knowledge than expected and aced the course!!!
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