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PREFATORY NOTE.

The Commentary of Olshausen was carried through the Gospels, the Acts, and the Epistles to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Colossians, Ephesians, and Thessalonians, when it was arrested by his death. The task of completing it was assigned to his successor and former pupil, Dr. Ebrard, who associated with himself Aug. Wiesinger, also a former pupil of Olshausen, and like Ebrard, sympathising thoroughly in the evangelical views of his venerated teacher. Ebrard has completed the Exposition of Hebrews and the Revelation ; Wiesinger, of Philippians, the Pastoral Epistles, James, and 1 Peter, and is engaged on the other Catholic Epistles. Both are men of sound evangelical views, and thorough biblical scholarship; and if they want something of that depth of spiritual insight, and high genius which lend such a charm to the writings of Olshausen, they are by no means his inferiors in soundness of judgment, and exegetical acumen. If they enter less into extended discussions of topics, they will be found, on the contrary, more full and satisfactory to the philologist. Wiesinger is, indeed, sometimes over-minute and prolix, and the Editor has occasionally condensed his statements, and cancelled repetitions, without, however, sacrificing any valuable thought. On the whole both his work and that of Ebrard are marked by great learning, soundness, and ability, and being carried out on the plan and in the spirit of their predecessor's, they will constitute an entire Commentary on the New Testament, unique in its place, and of inestimable value to the Biblical student.

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INTRODUCTION.

§ 1. Of the Genuineness of the Epistle......
& 2. Of the False Doctrines which were Prevalent in Colossa.
§ 3. Course of Thought in the Epistles...
$ 4. Literature....

157 161 167 168

EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS.

FIRST PART.

§ 1. Thanksgiving for the Faith of the Readers in Salvation in Christ... § 2. Warning against False Teachers...

PAGE 169 190

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8 1. Thanksgiving for the Faith of the Christians in Thessalonica. § 2. Of the Conditions of the Happening of Christ's Advent.... § 3. Concluding Exhortations....

299 306 335

THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS.

INTRODUCTION.

§ 1. Of the Church at Philippi...
§ 2. The Occasion and Contents of the Epistle.

343 346

PAGE 347

& 3. The Time and Place of Composition...
$ 4. Genuineness and Integrity of the Epistle,

1. Genuineness..

2. Integrity. 8 5. Literature....

349 360 362

EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS.

§ 1. Inscription and Thanksgiving for their Steadfastness in the Faith....... 363 § 2. The Apostle's Statement respecting Himself. .......

372 § 3. The Apostle's Earnest Wish with Respect to the Church.

384 § 4. Announcement of his Intention to send Timothy, and of his having sent back Epaphroditus...

412 § 5. Warning against the Possibility of being Led Away.

417 $ 6. Concluding Exhortations to Particular Individuals, and to the Church at large. Expression of Thanks. Salutations...

445

THE PASTORAL EPISTLES.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

ON THE GENUINENESS OF THE PASTORAL EPISTLES.

§ 1. The Problem.....

465 § 2. The External Testimonies.......

466 § 3. Solution of the Problem on the Supposition of their being not Genuine. Their Genuineness Impugned and Defended.....

467 § 4. Attempt at the Solution of the Problem on the Supposition of the Genuineness of the Epistles....

500 8 5. Literature..

542

THE EPISTLE TO TITUS.

INTRODUCTION.

1. The Historical Testimonies of the Epistle concerning itself. ....... II. Critical Objections...

543 551

EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO TITUS.

§ 1. Inscription and Salutation..

555 § 2. Instructions in Regard to the Appointment of Presbyters...

563 § 3. What Titus is to Teach in Opposition to the False Teachers, and how he is to

587 & 4. Personal Matters. Salutations. Conclusion....

619 Appendix to the Introduction to the foregoing Epistle...

621

Act....

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