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Colossians
Foster, Paul

New York: Bloomsbury, 2016 pp. xiii + 506. $21.47

Series Information
Black's New Testament Commentaries


Description: Foster provides the commentary on Colossians in this renowned series of biblical commentaries, under the General Editorship of Professor Morna D. Hooker (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity Emerita in the University of Cambridge, UK). As with other volumes in the series, the key questions for scholars are scrutinised thoroughly - questions of historicity, the use of historical traditions and sources, the relationship of Colossians to the rest of the New Testament in particular the Pauline letters, authorship, and setting. Foster examines these issues in such a way as to present the heart of the academic debate to a wider audience, as befitting to the series reputation for rigorous commentary, which not only advances the knowledge of students and pastors, but also makes a contribution to the academic discourse in its own right.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Colossians, Literature

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Review by Charles L. Quarles
Published 5/17/2018
Citation: Charles L. Quarles, review of Paul Foster, Colossians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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