A study of Ephesians

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 22 2011 8:41 PM

I am beginning a new study of the book of Ephesians.  I studied this book some time ago.  Now I want to do a study of the book with Logos.  Any suggested books that is on the Logos that you think will be helpful in my study?

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2011 8:48 PM

http://www.logos.com/product/3447/pillar-new-testament-commentary-the-letter-to-the-ephesians

Peter O'Brien's Letter to the Ephesians in the Pillar New Testament Commentary is a great place to start!

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2011 10:25 PM

I should also add you can browse the Logos community reading list in Logos by navigating:

Tools -> Reading Lists -> All lists -> then search "Ephesians"

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2011 10:58 PM

Orpheus Heyward:
I am beginning a new study of the book of Ephesians.  I studied this book some time ago.  Now I want to do a study of the book with Logos.  Any suggested books that is on the Logos that you think will be helpful in my study?

Hi Orpheus.

I take it this is for your own personal study, rather than adacemic study or preparing small group studies for others to use.

The best commentaries in Logos are often available only in sets, but I'll include those anyway. Suggestions:

  1. Paul for Everyone: The Prision Letters is part of the N T Wright collection. His understanding of Ephesians is superb, and these commentaries are very easy reading. The Chapel Service link (#3, in audio or video) from this Wheaton seminar will give you a taste of how he summarises the book in 24 minutes.
  2. The Message of Ephesians by John Stott is part of the Bible Speaks Today series. These are really good value, and are very readable.
  3. The Letter to the Ephesians by  Peter O'Brien is part of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. This is good solid stuff, and you can buy the Ephesians volume on its own.
  4. The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians by Ben Witherington, part of the Socio-Rhetorical Commentary series.

Those are the most useful for you, I think. There are more academc ones such as Schnackenburg, Bratcher/Nida (UBS Handbook),  Lincoln (WBC), as well as some less exegetical ones scuh as MacArthur, Lucado, and some older ones.

I've been teaching Ephesians over the last 6 months, so that's my experience FWIW.

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 23 2011 11:32 AM

These are some great suggestions!

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Jerry Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 23 2011 1:38 PM

Hopefully soon in Logos but this work is outstanding in Ephesians . . . Harold Hoehner, "Ephesians"

http://www.amazon.com/Ephesians-Exegetical-Commentary-Harold-Hoehner/dp/0801026148/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308861445&sr=8-1

 

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 26 2011 3:33 AM

Orpheus, I should also have mentioned Timothy Gombis, even though he is not (yet) available in Logos.

IMHO, Gombis has a superb understanding of the big picture of Ephesians: how it fits together as a unified whole, how the various parts relate to the theme. I've read several of his articles (in journals), but don't actually have this book yet (released just last year):

http://www.amazon.com/Drama-Ephesians-Participating-Triumph-God/dp/083082720X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309084329&sr=8-1

 

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AA7163 | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 26 2011 5:50 AM

I second the suggestion of the Hoehner commentary.  Even if you can't get it on logos, if you are going to be spending some time in Ephesians, it is worth getting it.

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 26 2011 7:26 AM

Orpheus Heyward:
Now I want to do a study of the book with Logos.

http://www.logos.com/product/5772/exposition-of-ephesians

Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones

God Bless

Graham

Pastor - NTCOG Basingstoke

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Pastor Michael Huffman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 27 2011 11:26 AM

Orpheus Heyward:

I am beginning a new study of the book of Ephesians.  I studied this book some time ago.  Now I want to do a study of the book with Logos.  Any suggested books that is on the Logos that you think will be helpful in my study?

John MacArthur commentary on Ephesians is absolutely tremendous. Clearly Biblical and reformed. http://www.logos.com/product/276/ephesians-the-macarthur-new-testament-commentary. I could not help but to notice one suggestion,  but may I add to be very cautious with N.T. Wright because of his view of Justification. Read discerningly.

Pastor Michael Huffman, Th.A Th.B Th.M

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Steven L. Spencer | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 27 2011 1:44 PM

Martin Lloyd-Jones is excellent.  It is essentially his sermons as he preached through Ephesians.  Great product to purchase!

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Bob Schlessman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 27 2011 4:23 PM

Orpheus Heyward:

I am beginning a new study of the book of Ephesians.  I studied this book some time ago.  Now I want to do a study of the book with Logos.  Any suggested books that is on the Logos that you think will be helpful in my study?

If you have "The Bible Speaks Today" series in Logos, John Stott's "The Message of Ephesians" is an excellent resource.

Blessings,

Bob

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Ryan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 27 2011 5:17 PM

Graham Owen:

Orpheus Heyward:
Now I want to do a study of the book with Logos.

http://www.logos.com/product/5772/exposition-of-ephesians

Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones

+1 to this suggestion.

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