The Letter To The Ephesians (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
This newest volume in the PILLAR NEW TESTAMENT SERIES provides a rich exposition of Ephesians, one of the most significant documents ever written. Using the fruits of recent biblical research, Peter O'Brien shows how Ephesian...more
On the contrary, I find the writing style complex and often difficult to understand. You will have to read a sentence twice or more to understand what it's actually saying.
I prefer John Stott commentary on Ephesians. It is more straight-to-the-point, concise and easy to understand.
In his explanation of chapter one verse three he does a good job explaining the theme of “in the heavenly realms.” This helped my understanding of the idea which is mentioned throughout the book. In verse four he takes “in love” to be connected to “holy and blameless.” However, he doesn’t argue for it very well. Because of this he sees love as part of the mission of the predestination of the Father. He interprets the te ...more
The author, O'Brien is senior research fellow in New Testament at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is well-known for his major biblical commentaries, including this particular one on The Letter to the Ephesians, and several publications on the subject of ...more
This is an academic commentary and therefore the style is predictably boring. With that said, the exegesis in this book is masterful. I say this without being a scholar, but from my viewpoint, O'Brien has thought long and hard about what he is writing.
The book has clarified Paul's letter to the Ephesians for me in especially one way, which is connecting the ...more