Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians


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IVP Academic
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.6 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Kenneth E. Bailey is an author and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament studies. He spent forty years living and teaching New Testament in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus. Bailey has written many books in English and Arabic, including The Cross and the Prodigal, Jacob and the Prodigal and Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes.


"Bailey helps us by giving a different and unique lens, a different vantage point, from which to view the traditional texts and interpretations."--R. Gregory Jenks, Trinity Journal, Spring 2013
"There is absolutely no doubt that Bailey is a very skilled writer, that there is a wealth of cultural knowledge that he makes available through this book focusing on 1 Corinthians, and that future scholars can and should benefit from knowledge of Middle Eastern translations. . . . This is a worthwhile volume for students, pastors, and scholars to have in reference to Paul's first letter to the Corinthians."--Nijay K. Gupta, Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, 67 (1)
"Bailey adds significantly to our understanding of Paul's style. Scholars are challenged to add a solid research footing to take up Bailey's interpretations in their own work. Pastors and teachers will find this an excellent supplement to be used next to several other good commentaries. It will enhance not only their exegesis but also their sermons as they learn both from Paul's theology and his rhetorical skill."--Jack Barentsen, Review of Biblical Literature, June 2012
"Bailey has done an important service in identifying these structures and the way in which they can help us understand in a deeper way Paul's intent in the letter. The book should be a rich resource for interpreters, and especially those who desire to see the rich theology underlying Paul's practical concerns."--Michelle Lee-Barnewall, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 55(3)
"This scholarly yet accessible study is a helpful addition to any bookshelf--even those crowded with commentaries on First Corinthians."--Stephen M. Vantassel, BibleStudy Magazine, January February 2012