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The Letter to the Ephesians
HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 11/5/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6842-8
Price: $ 55.00
600 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.125 x 9.25
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Series: New International Commentary on the New Testament

The letter to the Ephesians provokes interpretive questions of authorship, audience, date, occasion, and purpose of writing. Interacting critically with this intense debate, Lynn Cohick provides an exegetically astute analysis of the six chapters of Ephesians. Cohick offers an insightful account of the epistle’s theology and soteriology as she attends to the letter’s expansive prose and lofty vision of God’s redemption. 

 Cohick investigates the complex relationship between Jews and gentiles within the text and in the broader cultural context as she analyzes the epistle’s description of the Church and its appeals for discipleship. Her extensive knowledge of the social realities of women and families in the ancient world is evident throughout. Cohick’s historically sensitive and theologically rich commentary will resource a new generation of scholars, pastors, and lay leaders.

Table of Contents

I. Authorship
II. Recipients
III. Occasion for Writing Ephesians
IV. Purpose of Ephesians
V. First-Century Ephesus
VI. Date and Provenance of Letter
VII. Structure of Ephesians
VIII. Outline of the Commentary
IX. Theology
X. The New Perspective on Paul and Ephesians
Text and Commentary
I. Paul’s Opening Greeting (1:1–2)
II. Theological Explication of the Gospel (1:3–3:21)
III. Exhortation to Holy Living (4:1–6:20)
IV. Final Greetings (6:21–24)