A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians

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A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians

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Since the volume on the First Epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians appeared, circumstances have arisen, some of which have affected the present volume, while others must affect volumes in this series which still remain unpublished.

The increase of episcopal work which had fallen to the lot of the Bishop of Exeter, and the ill-health from which he suffered for a considerable time, convinced the present writer that, in the interests of the Diocese and of the Bishop himself, he ought to offer to free the Bishop from the promise which he had kindly given of sharing with his former colleague the work of producing the present volume. This offer the Bishop, after much consideration, reluctantly accepted, and the commentary has been written without the advantage of his co-operation. The loss is great, but it is not quite total. The writer who has been left to do the work single-handed knows the Bishop's mind about most of the important questions which are raised by this perplexing Epistle, and moreover he has had his article on it in Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible (i. pp. 491-498) to aid him. Readers who miss in the present volume qualities which they valued in its predecessor may find in the above statement an explanation of the difference.

The changes of circumstances which must affect the remaining volumes of this series are more grave. The deaths of Dr. Briggs in June 1913 and of Dr. Driver in February 1914 are a loss, not only to these commentaries, but to Christendom. Wherever learning, acute criticism . . .

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