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First Corinthians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
Fitzmyer, Joseph A.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008 pp. xxv + 660. $50.00

Series Information
The Anchor Yale Bible, 32


Description: This new translation of First Corinthians includes an introduction and extensive commentary that has been composed to explain the religious meaning of this Pauline epistle. Joseph Fitzmyer discusses all the usual introductory problems associated with the epistle, including issues of its authorship, time of composition, and purpose, and he also presents a complete outline. The author analyzes the epistle, pericope by pericope, discussing the meaning of each one in a comment and explaining details in the notes. The book supplies a bibliography on the various passages and problems for readers who wish to investigate further, and useful indexes complete the volume. First Corinthians will be of interest to general readers who wish to learn more about the Pauline letters, and also to pastors, college and university teachers, graduate students studying the Bible, and professors of Biblical studies.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, 1 Corinthians, Literature

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Review by Anthony C. Thiselton
Published 3/28/2009
Citation: Anthony C. Thiselton, review of Joseph A. Fitzmyer, First Corinthians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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