David W. Pao is the author of the Colossians-Philemon volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.
This commentary is well-reviewed for its contribution to Pauline studies, its exegesis of the Greek text, and its outlines of passages.
Dr. Pao (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Professor of New Testament and Chair of the New Testament Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
His publications include Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus; Thanksgiving: An Investigation of a Pauline Theme; Early Christian Voices: In Texts, Traditions, and Symbols (co-editor); and After Imperialism: Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement (co-editor).
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