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Ephesians: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)

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In this commentary on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, S.M. Baugh identifies the main theme as “unity in the inaugurated new creation.” He then walks the reader through the indicative first part of the letter, which sets forth various aspects of the Christian faith, and the imperative second part, which calls readers to a lifestyle based on these truths. Along the way, Baugh examines ancient sources to provide a first-century perspective, while also interacting with recent scholarship and ultimately asking what this letter means for the modern-day believer.

Praise for Ephesians

Usually full-length commentaries devote much of their space to surveying and evaluating the secondary literature -- a useful but rarely a fresh or exciting venture. Baugh's commentary is different. Every page reflects years of exacting study of primary sources -- classical literature, inscriptions, the first-century historical context (especially the history of Ephesus, gleaned from both archaeological and documentary evidence), coupled with a profound commitment to biblical theology. This does not mean he spends so much time on the historical and literary contexts that he fails to study the letter itself: far from it. Rather, Baugh's impressive learning is in service of understanding Ephesians. Baugh's comments are invariably measured, judicious, the product of informed and careful scholarship, lightly worn. Mercifully, the excellent scholarship comes in readable prose, making this a thoroughly interesting and stimulating work. This is now unquestionably the best technical commentary on Ephesians.

—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

We have a number of excellent commentaries on Ephesians, and so we might wonder if there is a need for another one. S. M. Baugh, however, has written a fresh and independent commentary on the letter. His expert knowledge of the Greco-Roman world shines through his exposition, as does his facility in Greek grammar. Students, pastors, and scholars will find Baugh to be a must read as they study the text and theology of one of Paul's most important letters.

—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

S. M. Baugh is the exegete’s exegete and this commentary is pure gold. Turning first to controversial passages I’ve preached or written on before, I discovered, sure enough, that I had more work to do! He doesn’t just give us his answers, but shows us his work by thorough attention to ancient sources, contexts, literary practices, and engagement with the history of Christian interpretation. For the pastor-scholar intent on mining the mystery revealed in Ephesians, this commentary is indispensable.

—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series

The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series is a premiere biblical commentary rooted in the original text of Scripture. Incorporating the latest in critical biblical scholarship and written from a distinctly evangelical perspective, each comprehensive volume features a remarkable amount of depth, providing historical and literary insights, and addressing exegetical, pastoral, and theological details. Readers will gain a full understanding of the text and how to apply it to everyday life.

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Product Details

  • Title: Ephesians: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)
  • Author: S. M. Baugh
  • Editors: H. Wayne House, W. Hall Harris III, and Andrew W. Pitts
  • Series: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (ECC)
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 672
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781577996569

About S. M. Baugh

S. M. Baugh is Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, California. He is the author of New Testament Greek for Interpreters and A First John Reader.


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  11. Marco Ceccarelli
    Does it contain page numbers?

  12. Warren Truesdale
    The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary is a great, new series that is the first of its kind. It is the first ever commentary series produced specifically for an electronic format (Logos Bible Software). The commentary format on Logos is exceptional and very user friendly. It connects the user to all of the other resources in their library and is linked to additional resources that can be purchased if desired. The usability of the commentary is not its only upside, Baugh has written a fantastic commentary on Ephesians. This commentary stands out for several reasons. First, Baugh doesn’t simply review and restate what other commentators have said, he brings fresh and original commentary. Second, Baugh has spent a large part of his scholarly career studying Classical literature and ancient history. Guess which city has been his primary interest in this research?…Ephesus. This commentary is studded with helpful primary sources and historical background. Third, most pericopes have a section devoted to Biblical theology which brings out the themes in Ephesians across the Biblical canon, something that is always beneficial. Lastly, Baugh does a great job of blending the technical(which there is plenty of) with the pastoral. In summary, if you use Logos then this is a must buy.

  13. Daniel J. Phillips
    I'm preaching through Ephesians in depth, and Baugh (with Hoehner) is one of my top two go-to's for really digging into the text. Great contribution to Ephesians studies, and a unique voice in his own right. Heartily recommend.

  14. Spencer Robinson
    You can read my full review here: S. M. Baugh didn’t set out to create brand new interpretations on Ephesians when he began working on this volume. Instead he used his particular interests and areas of study (the classics, ancient history, Greek grammar, textual criticism, Greek literary composition and rhetoric, and biblical theology) to illuminate the text for scholars, pastors, and students. These interests come together to make a powerhouse of a commentary. As a technical commentary, this is one of the best (if not the best). But don’t think that this commentary was spit out to split hairs on Greek grammar. There is much to gain from this commentary for both the pastor and the student, not only the scholar. Baugh agrees that Paul is the author of this epistle, and that there are “no serious problems or concerns with his addressees that led Paul to write Ephesians” (31). He believes the main theme of the letter “is easy to summarize with the phrase unity in the inaugurated new creation” (35). The church’s unity is rooted in the Triune God’s counsel and redemptive love. The Messiah has complete sovereignty over the old powers of creation, especially magic. The new creation is entering this world. Those who have a handle on Greek will be the ones who benefit the most from this volume.

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    How many 'pages' is this book???


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