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Romans (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary | AYBC)

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Outside of the Gospels themselves, there is no single Christian document whose influence has been greater than Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Its explosive character has changed lives—Augustine’s, Martin Luther’s, Karl Barth’s, to name a few—and precipitated revolutions.

This full-scale commentary deals with the most important issues of the early Christian church. And it is through the eyes of the apostle Paul, the major figure of this period, that we see dominant motifs and themes, the theological essentials of the Christian faith. Who better than the once pious Jew, converted to the Christian cause, to tell the reader about the early struggles with Judaism, the reluctant yet nurturing mother of this new community of faith?

This volume is aimed primarily at Christians, because the letter to the Romans is a part of their canon of Holy Scripture. But it is equally valuable for all those who have an interest in learning about one of the most important letters ever written by anyone, and in understanding the world-shaking movement of which it was an essential part, and to which it gave powerful impetus.

  • Offers original translations, including alternative translations, annotations, and variants
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary on the text
  • Presents the reader with historical background, including analysis of authorship and dating
  • Features an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary literature
  • Introduction (1:1–15)
  • Doctrinal Section: God’s Gospel of Jesus Christ Our Lord (1:16–11:36)
    • Through the Gospel the Uprightness of God Is Revealed as Justifying People of Faith (1:16–4:25)
    • The Love of God Further Assures Salvation to Those Justified by Faith (5:1–8:39)
    • This Justification and Salvation through Faith Do Not Contradict God’s Promises to Israel of Old (9:1–11:36)
  • Hortatory Section: The Demands of Upright Life in Christ (12:1–15:13)
    • Spirit-Guided Christian Life Must Be Worship Paid to God (12:1–13:14)
    • The Duty of Love Owed by the Strong in the Community to the Weak (14:1–15:13)
  • Paul’s Plans, Coming Task, and Request for Prayers (15:14–33)
  • Conclusion: Letter of Recommendation for Phoebe and Greetings to Roman Christians (16:1–23)
  • Doxology (16:25–27)

In the Logos edition of the digital volume, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use this volume effectively and efficiently. With your digital library, you can search for verses, find Scripture references and citations instantly, and perform word studies. Along with your English translations, all Scripture passages are linked to Greek and Hebrew texts. What’s more, hovering over a Scripture reference will instantly display your verse! The advanced tools in your digital library free you to dig deeper into one of the most important contributions to biblical scholarship in the past century!

Joseph A. Fitzmyer is a Jesuit priest and professor emeritus at the Catholic University of America. A past president of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association, and coeditor of The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, Fitzmyer has written The Aramaic Inscriptions of Sefire and The Genesis Apocryphon of Qumran Cave 1 (1Q20): A Commentary, available from Logos in the Northwest Semitic Collection (7 vols.), and A Manual of Palestinian Aramaic Texts.

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