Tyndale New Testament commentaries is on the of more recognizable commentary series. It has been around for many decades and has been the bastion of more or less conservative theological commentaries. In recent years due to developments in Biblical scholarship, there has been a need for some of the volumes to be updated. While IVP is going through a full-revamp of series, there are going at a slow but methodological process.
One of the new updates in this series, is 1st Corinthians by Thomas R. Schreiner. Schreiner is one of today’s foremost New Testament scholars and one who is committed to Biblical inerrancy and Christ focused living. This volume is truly massive for this series, 352, as has been the case with most of the updated volumes. With this size increase comes not only more lengthy notes on the text, but a dedicated area at the end of each section, dedicated to application. This is a new section not found in most of the volumes. In previous volumes it was scatted throughout, now it is located in specific places, throughout the text.
If you are a Sunday School teacher, Bible Study leader, or Pastor, you will find this work a great asset. Unfortunately this is still just an introduction series and will need to be paired with an additional work, preferably and exegetical commentary, to get the full understanding of Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians.
This book was provided to me free of charge from IVP Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.