- Series: College Press NIV Commentary
- Hardcover: 302 pages
- Publisher: College Press Publishing Company, Inc. (June 4, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0899006361
- ISBN-13: 978-0899006369
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,741,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 & 2 Thessalonians (The College Press Niv Commentary)
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The negative aspects of this work are as follows; interaction with secondary commentaries and monographs is kept to a low throughout the work. A quick skim of the (up to date) bibliography reveals a sad lack of any of the major critical works on Thessalonians, i.e, E. Best-(BNTC). Finally and most important, Weatherly's pride on this work, his argument on the 'Man of lawlessness' issue I found unconvincing and rather strained. He does manage to dismantle the argument that views the man of lawlessness as a future oriented (only) figure. Moreover, Weatherly's critique of the NIV' blatant interpretive based translation of the target passages dealing with this issue is justified.
In the end, this work should be relegated to the shelves of Thessalonian scholars who seek to find further insight into the text, only to be dissapointed. The beginning serious student should first consult Leon Morris-(NICNT). For the scholar, there is still the choice between either Wanamaker-(NIGTC),Bruce-(WBC) or Malherbe-(AB).
Rick E Aguirre
Reader in New Testament Studies, Southern California
Dr. Weatherly himself has said this book was hastily written - and frankly, if he had more time he might have more developed the theological and historical implications of the letter to the Thessalonians instead of focusing so heavily on the Greek words contained within the scripture.
It is not a book for someone wanting a quick and practical tool to learn about these epistles - but for the scholar, it is a well researched commentary dissecting word by word and phrase by phrase what Paul intended.
Buy it, because Dr. Weatherly deserves it. :)