Pastoral Epistles

William D. Mounce

Pastoral Epistles
Pastoral Epistles

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4.89285715648106 out of 5 based on 14 user ratings
JD October 4, 2017 5 5
Goes into great detail, but doesn't get bogged down. Best I've encountered on the Pastoral letters.
Graham Ware March 6, 2015 5 5
My preferred first choice on the pastorals.
Tim Challies September 16, 2013 4.9 5
The experts all recommend this one. Keith Mathison writes, “Many will recognize William D. Mounce as the author of the widely used Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. His commentary on the Pastoral Epistles in the Word series is very helpful. Mounce thoroughly discusses all of the important issues raised by Paul (whom he believes wrote these epistles), and when dealing with controversial parts of the letters, he fairly represents those with whom he disagrees. All in all, a very good commentary.” [Full Review]
Phillip J. Long July 3, 2012 4.8 5
While he is better known for his ubiquitous Greek Grammar, Mounce has produced a fine commentary on the Pastoral Epistles. His introduction is very well written and is a good overview of the methodological issues which stand behind the problem of authorship. Mounce settles on a form of amanuensis theory to explain the differences between the Pastorals and the other letters of Paul. He includes an excursus on Pseudepigraphy and Canon which is one of the better overviews of the problem I have read. (The introduction is 136 pages; I wish that the Word series would dispense with Roman numerals for introductions when they run this long!) The body of the commentary follows the pattern of the Word series: Bibliography, followed by a fresh translation with textual notes, form/structure, formal commentary and explanation. The Formal commentary is on the Greek text without transliteration, and like the rest of the series, there are no footnotes, all sources are cited in-text. As might be expected, Mounce’s comments on the syntax of the Greek are detailed, but he does not merely identify forms, he consistently draws out theological conclusions based on his exegesis. [Full Review]
J L Smith September 8, 2010 5 5
Great commentary. Probably the most thorough of all on the pastorals. Horrible layout as it is in the out dated Word series. But the info inside is intense, just the way I like it.
Scot McKnight August 2, 2009 4.80000019073486 5
Many will recognize William D. Mounce as the author of the widely used Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. His commentary on the Pastoral Epistles in the Word series is very helpful. Mounce thoroughly discusses all of the important issues raised by Paul (whom he believes wrote these epistles), and when dealing with controversial parts of the letters, he fairly represents those with whom he disagrees. All in all, a very good commentary. [Full Review]
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 4.5 5
Brian LeStourgeon July 31, 2008 5 5
An excellent conservative exposition. Pauline authorship, complementarian. Clear, cogent, constructive.
D. A. Carson May 26, 2008 5 5

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