By Craig S. Keener
Craig Keener is a prolific evangelical author, and his commentaries are often thought of classics. yet one among his weaknesses is that he occasionally concentration an excessive amount of at the cultural and social atmosphere of the textual content and he forgets to expound what the textual content is de facto saying.
In a statement that's this brief, i used to be hoping for an exposition that quick will get to the guts of what the textual content is asserting, particularly simply because Keener is getting ready a far greater paintings on those epistles, and so I figured he may whittle that down right into a compelling, digestible format.
But such isn't the case. back, Craig falls into the behavior of giving us circumstantial details and never sufficient exposition of the particular textual content. it's telling whilst the main tremendous exposition within the e-book (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) is available in the shape of a "closer glance" part instead of within the physique of the publication the place it belongs.
Actually, the two Corinthians element of this ebook has extra compelling exposition than 1 Corinthians, in my view. i love this New Cambridge observation sequence simply because a number of the volumes do an outstanding task of revealing the text's which means with out a lot of verbiage (Witherington on Revelation and Arnold on Genesis, for example).
But this one will go away you hungering for extra.
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22 Sometimes this competition even came to blows. Not long after Paul’s letter other visitors would appeal to this tendency of the Corinthians (2 Cor 10:12). Whether or not Paul and Apollos liked it (they seem to be on favorable terms, 16:12), their supporters had made them into rival teachers (1:13–14). Thus, something like rudimentary schools, possibly rooted in separate house churches, now competed! Factions boasted in either Paul or Apollos versus the other (4:6). Because Paul goes on at great length about the divine wisdom he preached to them as opposed to the human wisdom by which they are divided, the Corinthians probably favored the rival teachers based on intellectual (perhaps philosophical and rhetorical) standards in their milieu.
A. d. 300 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 1972), 378–427. ) 1:26–31: BOAST IN CHRIST, NOT IN STATUS 1:26: Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 1:27: But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 1:28: God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 1:29: so that no one might boast in the presence of God.
Despite his audience’s dissatisfaction with his rhetorical skill in person (2:1–5; 2 Cor 10:10), Paul displays it lavishly in this paragraph. The threefold repetition of “not many . . ” in 1:26 is anaphora (x . . /x . . );48 the threefold repetition of “God chose” in 1:27–28 is antistrophe (. . x/ . . x, because the phrase appears later in Greek than in the NRSV). 49 bridging the horizons On November 23, 1654, the inventor of a precursor of modern computers, the mathematician Blaise Pascal, had a profound spiritual experience that transformed his life.