In this first full-scale socio-rhetorical commentary on Romans, you will gain fresh insight from reading the text of Paul's epistle in light of early Jewish theology, the historical situation of Rome in the middle of the first century, and Paul's own concerns as demonstrated by his writing style. Giving serious consideration to the social background, and Romans' methods of reasoning, allows you to hear Paul on his own terms. This ground-breaking work also features a new, clear translation of the Greek text.
Maximum Application value for Preaching and Teaching Throughout this commentary Dr. Witherington employs “Bridging the Horizons” sections to point to the relevance of the text for believers today. If you preach or teach, these volumes offer unique applications for lessons and sermons.