Nijay Gupta Reviews Clinton Arnold’s Commentary on Ephesians

Clinton Arnold’s Commentary on Ephesians (ZECNT) « nijay k gupta

If you have been thinking about getting Clinton Arnold’s Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series volume on Ephesians, don’t forget to read Gupta’s thoughts on the commentary!


New Books Concerning Ephesians

The pages (and posts) written on this blog as a source for books concerning Ephesians need to be updated, since several texts have been published in the past 2-3 years. Here are some of them.

In the Baylor Handbook on the New Testament, William Larkin has written Ephesians: A Handbook on the Greek Text.

Frank Thielman has completed the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament volume on Ephesians.

The Ephesians volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, by Clinton Arnold, is now available.

A commentary concerning what is called the “drama of Ephesians” has been published, being written by Timothy Gombis. It is called, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God.

The IVP New Testament Commentary Series volume for Ephesians, written by Walter Liefeld, is also available.

Lynn Cohick has produced the Ephesians commentary for the New Covenant Commentary series.

In the Semantic and Structural Analysis Series, Edna Johnson has written A Semantic and Structural Analysis of Ephesians.

Finally, No Longer Living as the Gentiles: Differentiation And Shared Ethical Values In Ephesians 4:17? 6:9 (Library of New Testament Studies), by Daniel Darko, is a recent monograph.

Subject Studies in Ephesians

Here is a brief list of various subject studies within Ephesians. There are a myriad of studies done. The books included in this list are but a few among a sea of studies in Ephesians.

  1. Arnold, Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians
  2. Barth, The Broken Wall: A Study of the Epistle to the Ephesians
  3. Bassler, Divine Impartiality: Paul and a Theological Axiom (Society of Biblical Literature: Dissertation Series)
  4. Caragounis, The Ephesian mysterion: Meaning and content (Coniectanea Biblica)
  5. Carr, Angels and Principalities: The Background, Meaning and Development of the Pauline Phrase hai archai kai hai exousiai (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series)
  6. Darko, No Longer Living as the Gentiles: Differentiation and Shared Ethical Values in Ephesians 4.17-6.9 (Library of New Testament Studies)
  7. Dawes, The Body in Question: Metaphor and Meaning in the Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33 (Biblical Interpretation Series, Vol 30)
  8. Harris, The Descent of Christ: Ephesians 4:7-11 and Traditional Hebrew Imagery (Arbeiten Zur Literatur Und Geschichte Des Hellenistischen Judentums)
  9. Hering, The Colossian and Ephesian Haustafeln in Theological Context: An Analysis of Their Origins, Relationship, and Message (American University Studies, Theology and Religion, Vol 7)
  10. Jeal, Integrating Theology and Ethics in Ephesians: The Ethos of Communication (Studies in Bible and Early Christianity, Vol 43)
  11. Johnson, A Semantic and Structural Analysis of Ephesians (Semantic and Structural Analysis series)
  12. Kreitzer, Hierapolis in the Heavens: Studies in the Letter to the Ephesians (Library of New Testament Studies)
  13. Miletic, One Flesh Eph 5.22-24, 5.31 (Analecta Biblica, Chpt 5)
  14. Moritz, A Profound Mystery: The Use of the Old Testament in Ephesians (Novum Testamentum, Supplement 85)
  15. Neufeld, Put on the Armour of God: The Divine Warrior from Isaiah to Ephesians (JSNT Supplement Series, Vol 140)
  16. Sampley, ‘And The Two Shall Become One Flesh’: A Study of Traditions in Ephesians 5: 21-33 (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series)
  17. Yee, Jews, Gentiles and Ethnic Reconciliation: Paul’s Jewish identity and Ephesians (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series)

List of Commentaries on Ephesians

The following list is composed of several commentaries on the Letter to the Ephesians. It is not intended to be exhaustive. It is a relatively short list compared to all the ink that has been spilt regarding this New Testament letter.

  1. Arnold, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary)
  2. Barclay, The Letter to the Galatians and Ephesians (New Daily Study Bible)
  3. Barth, Ephesians: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary on Chapters 1-3 (Anchor Bible, Vol 34)
  4. Barth, Ephesians: Translation and Commentary on Chapters 4-6 (Anchor Bible, Vol 34A)
  5. Best, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Ephesians (International Critical Commentary)
  6. Bruce, The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
  7. Caird, Paul’s letters from prison: (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon) in the Revised standard version (The New Clarendon Bible)
  8. Calvin, Sermons on Ephesians
  9. Chrysostom, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians: And Homilies on the Epistle to the Ephesians, of S. John Chrysostom … [ 1840 ]
  10. Edwards, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture)
  11. Foulkes, Ephesians, An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries)
  12. Heil, Ephesians: Empowerment to Walk in Love for the Unity of All in Christ (Studies in Biblical Literature)
  13. Hoehner, Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary
  14. Liefeld, Ephesians (IVP New Testament Commentary Series)
  15. Lincoln, Ephesians (Word Biblical Commentary, Vol 42)
  16. Longman, Ephesians – Philemon (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary)
  17. MacDonald, Colossians and Ephesians (Sacra Pagina)
  18. Martin, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon (Interpretation)
  19. O’Brien, The Letter to the Ephesians (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
  20. Patzia, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon (New International Biblical Commentary)
  21. Robinson, St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians: A Revised Text and Translation with Exposition and Notes
  22. Snodgrass, Ephesians (NIV Application Commentary)
  23. Stott, The Message of Ephesians (The Bible Speaks Today)
  24. Witherington, The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians: A Socio-rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles
  25. Wright, Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters : Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon