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Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 46, Pastoral Epistles Hardcover – April 29, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 786 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 29, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849902452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849902451
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.3 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ralph P. Martin (1925-2013) was Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary and a New Testament Editor for the Word Biblical Commentary series. He earned the BA and MA from the University of Manchester, England, and the PhD from King's College, University of London. He was the author of numerous studies and commentaries on the New Testament, including Worship in the Early Church, the volume on Philippians in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. He also wrote 2 Corinthians and James in the WBC series.



William D Mounce (Ph.D., Aberdeen University) lives as a writer in Washougal, Washington. He is the President of BiblicalTraining.org, a non-profit organization offering world-class educational resources for discipleship in the local church. See www.BillMounce.com for more information. Formerly he was a preaching pastor, and prior to that a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. He was the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and is serving on the NIV translation committee. See www.BillMounce.com for more information.

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Mounce has done his homework.
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I had heard that this book was extremely good, and now that I have actually gotten to read some of it, I must agree wholeheartedly!
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I would recommend this commentary to any Professor or Pastor.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By David I. Spencer on April 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Prior to reading this commentary, I had considered the Pastoral Epistles (I & II Timothy and Titus) to be among the few 'boring books' of the New Testament - nice to read every once in a while, but not a lot of interest there. Mounce's commentary changed all that and made the Pastorals very exciting books for me. His knowledge of early Christianity and the social backgrounds of the time is outstanding and he puts these to good use in the commentary, digging out of the text important insights about the early church, its organization and function, and the way these early Christians did life and church together. This commentary is wonderfully written and much more accessible and much more of an easy read (despite its depth and scholarliness) than most other technical commentaries - even ones of one eighth the length. Mounce offers wonderful arguments in favor of the traditional view of the texts' origin - Pauline authorship - and his introduction to the books is overall excellent. He handles difficult passages admirably, covering the various views and the arguments for each. His interpretations of the passages on women are a bit more traditional than how I would be inclined to take them but he provides good evidence for his position and considers opposing views. My only quibble would be that I wish he had spent more time on the perplexing arguments given by Paul in the sections on women in the church, especially on how they are to be interpreted. The discussions on these points were very short and mentioned in passing in larger discussions on the letters' views on women. I had no clearer idea what was going on in these arguments after I read the commentary than before, which is a shame.Read more ›
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Himes on September 30, 2000
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I had heard that this book was extremely good, and now that I have actually gotten to read some of it, I must agree wholeheartedly! Not only does Mounce go into incredible detail in discussing the Greek of the Pastoral Epistles, he shows the reader the various viewpoints regarding controversial passages as well as listing the strengths and weaknesses of each. One can tell that his research is exhaustive and accurate. Although the sheer amount of information can be daunting (I won't be able to read if cover to cover for quite a while), this book can be a great asset to a Bible student, whether he is writing a paper or simply studying the Word of God.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard M. Duffy on February 28, 2014
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I chose the highest rating because of his methodology. Dr. Mounce does a great job of interacting with what other have said about the passage. He covers the text thoroughly and exegetically. I particularly found his attention to detail to be helpful. I would recommend this commentary to any Professor or Pastor.
Mike Duffy - Missionary The Hague Holland
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Daria Kensington Witt on September 15, 2005
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This commentary is well written and easy to read. Even the introduction is extremely indepth, but all of the information is interesting and useful; it's not a bunch of scholarly drivel. Knowing/understanding Koine Greek and it's usage makes reading this commentary a little easier. Overall Mounce has done a fantastic job.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By book lover on June 10, 2011
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Mounce has done his homework. Incredible scholarship, clarity of writing, fairly well-organized. I wish there was more of a substantive introduction to each book on its own, but overall, this commentary has been an excellent resource for leading a Bible study group through 2 Timothy.
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