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First Corinthians (Interpretation Bible Commentaries) (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) [Hardcover]

Richard B. Hays
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1 Nov 1997 Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
Paul's first letter to the Corinthians was addressed originally to a fledgling mission church in Corinth. Paul's absence from the church had allowed serious problems to arise within the Corinthian community, but the problems that he addresses in this letter do not always seem based on explicitly theological ideas. The brilliance of Paul, though, is that he frames the issues in theological terms and reflects on them in the light of the gospel.Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (1 Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804231443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804231442
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 16.3 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 525,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Richard B. Hays is the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally recognized scholar for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant insight yet not too high brow! 26 April 2001
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R. Hays really makes a well known book in the bible easier to understand in the depth at which it was originally written. Greek is used occasionally to highlight areas of great importance made by Paul which are often missed by modern translations. Though this series of commentries is used by theological students, this book especially is an easy read and very thought provoking for non-scolars (I am within this last group). I especially enjoyed the summaries at the end of each section which highlights for teachers and preachers the practical implications of what has been studied for everyday usage. Once again I want to really recommend this commentry as top of the range.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1st Corinthians Bible Commentary 22 Jan 2013
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Superb Commentary. Put to use straight away for next Sunday's Sermon. These are a great resource for teachers and preachers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars But really, is Hays even capable of producing anything mediocre? 23 Nov 2006
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Richard Hays has produced what is perhaps one of the most enlightening commentaries on I Corinthians, as it offers not only piercing insights into the text, but the interpretation centers on a highly theological perspective. He does not organize the study verse by verse, but rather treats each pericope as a diversified whole, focusing in on the specifics as the occasion calls for it. Rather than confuse the study, however, this method serves to clarify the more difficult theological implications of the text. In regards to his interpretation, he (in typical Hays fashion) challenges the hermeneutical status quo successfully on a number of occasions, perhaps the greatest of which being his refusal to submit to the widely accepted view of overrealized eschatology as one of the root causes of the Corinthians extensive issues. Moreover, his insights into modern application of Paul's teachings are invaluable for learning to, as Hays advises, "live increasingly within the world of the Biblical story" and henceforth hear ourselves "addressed by God's word to Israel."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and practical 7 April 2013
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Hays is careful in thought and precise in expression; a delightful combination! The early Corinthian community shard many similar issues today's church and so its study is immensely practical.
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Clear, concise and easy to read. One of the best commentaries that I have ever read. I am glad I bought it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Help 7 Jan 2014
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Great help in Bible study for anyone seeking to learn more about the NewTestament, the writings of Paul, Christian faith. Highly reccomend it for ministers and teachers
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3.0 out of 5 stars The first love 16 May 2000
By ISOA R TALEMAIBUA - Published on
Paul's letter to the Cornithians arrays some important principles to the Church nowdays.Especially on themes dealing with love .A notable expression on 1Corr 11:13 "that love is better than hope & faith OR even his expression on man having words sound like angels, without love it is just like a dong.Our love today for the Lord must be very deep and strong rooted in the word of God.Mr Hays book on Corrinithians will greatly help those new souls and new church established themselves well on the word love for God.I would rather love God now and earn a place in heaven rather than hating him and deported to hell.
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