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The Letters of Paul to the Ephesians to the Colossians and to Philemon (Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the New Testament) Paperback – July 1, 1967
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In spite of these qualities, there are a number of concerns in regard to the commentary that should be noted. While the writer strongly and ably supports the Pauline authorship of the epistle (104-111), he offers up the weakly supported and, by even his own defense, the unnecessary view of co-authorship or even commissioning to Timothy (107, 111). In the reviewer's mind, the author attempts to narrow down the exact nature of the Colossian heresy and then uses these conclusions to read deeply into a number of texts (e.g. 118, 120, 135). Not all of these conclusions are unfounded, but some seem to be beyond the implication of the text. Another issue is the book's length (69 pages are devoted to Colossians). Although the writer does an excellent job with the allotted space, many phrases receive little or no comment at all. If the reader is seeking out answers to difficult questions on the text at hand, this volume will not prove to be much value beyond the introductory matters.Read more ›