1, 2 Timothy, Titus (NAC) by Thomas D. Lea and Hayne P. Griffin, Jr

51bwzp2bl2xl-_sx335_bo1204203200_If you are looking through and evangelical commentary on the Pastoral Epistles, 1, 2 Timothy, Titus, by Thomas D. Lea and Hayne P. Griffin, Jr. published by B and H Academic is what you are searching for.  This commentary is a stalwart volume in the New American Commentary, a series which is synonymous with excellent exegesis and superior application, this volume continues the long legacy.  This volume is one of the most articulate and practical modern commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles.  While these authors are no stranger to Biblical works this is their first joint first foray into this first-rate commentary series.

1, 2 Timothy, Titus begins with the typical study into the introductory matters of this book of the Bible, this is common place in NAC Series.  This works dives into history and recent scholarship, of the Gospel of Matthew which always helpful to Pastors, Teachers, and Scholars.  This introductory section is one of medium length yet it ranks as one of the best interaction with critical scholarship while giving evangelical conclusions.

In reference to the commentary sections on the text of the Pastoral Epistles, the authors take great care in carefully showing the original context of passage while applying it directly to the modern day reader.  The outlines that he provides are also of great use for a pastor looking to preach though any of the three books exegetically.

With regard of recommending 1, 2 Timothy, Titus to others I would whole heartily recommend this commentary to students of scripture, with one caveat.  By this I mean I recommend this work to Pastors, Bible Teachers, Bible College Students, and to a limited extent educated Laymen looking to teach a Sunday school class, there is enough scholarly weight to this work to understand a particular issue in the text while giving aid to pastors in preaching the text.  There are many commentaries about the Pastoral Epistles available at this moment but 1, 2 Timothy, Titus of the NAC series is a giant leap above all other commentaries on this book of the Bible.

This book was provided to me free of charge from B and H Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.


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