Dr. William Varner on Brannan’s Lexical Commentary on First Timothy

BookCoverImage-LCPE-1TimHere’s what Dr. William Varner had to say about Rick Brannan’s Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy:

Rick Brannan’s methodology for these word studies in First Timothy opens new semantic vistas because he takes into account the usage of the Greek words in contemporary Koine works like the Pseudepigrapha and Josephus. Furthermore, he illustrates the “effective” use of these lexemes in the Apostolic Fathers as well. He is careful not to be guilty of anachronism in the latter practice but simply illustrates how the word was understood in Christian literature written soon after the Pastorals. In some ways, this is a ground-breaking approach that deserves serious consideration by other commentators on the sacred text.

Dr. William Varner, Professor of Bible and Greek, The Master’s College

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Dr. Michael F. Bird on Brannan’s Lexical Commentary on First Timothy

BookCoverImage-LCPE-1TimHere’s what Dr. Michael F. Bird had to say about Rick Brannan’s forthcoming Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy:

Rick Brannan has produced a robust and rigorous exegetical introduction to First Timothy. This book is a great guide to the nuances of the Greek text that interpreters need to grapple with as they attempt to interpret this letter. Whether it is women “saved through childbirth” or how “you will save both yourself and your hearers,” Brannan shows you what you need to know as you wrestle with First Timothy.
Dr. Michael F. Bird (PhD University of Queensland) is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia.

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