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1 Corinthians
Oropeza, B. J.

Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017 pp. xxiv + 314. $39.00

Series Information
New Covenant Commentary Series


Description: This compact commentary on 1 Corinthians is both readable and full of insights that will engage students, ministers, and scholars alike. The Apostle Paul writes to a relatively new church in which members are failing to maintain solidarity with other members. They struggle to find their unique place in Roman society as Gentile followers of Jewish leaders that proclaim Christ as Lord. Their many problems include competition over leadership and social prestige, sexual impropriety, household conflicts, idol foods, table fellowship, protocols on gender and the use of spiritual gifts, and confusion about death, immortality, and Christís return. Oropeza addresses Paulís response to these and other issues as he engages ancient biblical, Jewish, and Greco-Roman sources along with recent scholarship. This is a must-read for those who want to understand the Corinthian situation and Paulís response in a new way.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, 1 Corinthians, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Rhetorical Criticism, Theological Approaches, Theological Interpretation

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Review by Jin Hwan Lee
Published 2/14/2019
Citation: Jin Hwan Lee, review of B. J. Oropeza, 1 Corinthians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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