Philip E. Hughes is the author of the 2 Corinthians volume in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.
“Faithful criticism” characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has been widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, its currency with contemporary scholarship, and its service to the global church.
The interpretive work reflected in these commentaries is based on careful study of the Greek text, but commentary readers need not be practiced in the biblical languages in order to benefit from them.
In the same way, NICNT volumes reflect serious work in technical areas — such as linguistics, textual criticism, and historical concerns — but the commentary itself focuses on understanding the text rather than navigating scholarly debates.
Readers can turn to the footnotes and excursuses for more specialized interaction with the Greek text and engagement with critical issues and literature.
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“Hughes deals fully and minutely with the Epistle from a philological as well as a theological point of view… Hughes’s erudition is impressive, and his exposition and evaluation of complicated theories proposed over the centuries are models of lucidity. No one can work through this volume without gaining a deeper appreciation of the great and abiding themes taught in the Epistle in all their power and fullness. Pastors and students alike will gain from the commentary a deeper understanding of the riches of the Epistle.” — Bruce M. Metzger, The Princeton Seminary Bulletin
“What should rejoice the heart of the Catholic reader is the way in which so Evangelical a writer as Dr. Hughes affirms the basic faith in the supremacy and absoluteness of the Christ that is common to both Catholics and Evangelicals.” — J. V. Langmead Casserley, New Oxford Review
“Hughes has produced not only a monument of learning, but also an inspiring and compulsively readable exposition of a very difficult part of God’s Word. . . . He is obviously steeped in the literature of the Epistle and fully conversant with all shades of scholarly opinion.” — Geoffrey B. Wilson, The Banner of Truth
“As in the rest of Hughes’s writings, the treatment is not only full, astute, and of the highest scholarly standards but also rich in theological insight.” — Christianity Today
Under the editorship of outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England) and Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Canada), and now Joel B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary) — the NICNT series has flourished.
In order to keep the commentary fresh and contemporary, NICNT volumes are revised and replaced as needed.
Newer volumes in the NICNT account for emergent emphases in biblical studies.
These include heightened attention to rhetorical features of New Testament texts, the cultural settings within which they were written, and their theological significance for God’s people.
In this way, the NICNT series endures as an accessible, authoritative guide to the biblical text.
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