The Epistle of Barnabas - (Apostolic Fathers Commentary) by Jonathon Lookadoo (Paperback)
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"Book Synopsis Although the Epistle of Barnabas may be best known for its Two Ways Tradition or its anti-Jewish use of Scripture, its contents reveal much that will be of interest to anyone studying Christian origins. In keeping with other contributions to the Apostolic Fathers Commentary Series, this volume not only introduces readers to critical issues such as date, authorship, and opponents but also reflects on the multifaceted scriptural interpretations at play within the argument and sketches the theological beliefs that underlie the text. The commentary also provides a fresh English translation of the Greek text while endeavoring to highlight the internal literary connections within the Epistle of Barnabas. In so doing, this book provides a knowledgeable and accessible interpretation of a fascinating early Christian document. Review Quotes ""Jonathon Lookadoo is to be congratulated for producing the first major commentary on the Epistle of Barnabas in more than half a century. Lookadoo brings clarity to what is one of the most peculiar texts of the apostolic fathers' collections with a wonderful mixture of detailed textual analysis and lucid exposition. An indispensable resource for the study of early Christian literature."" --Michael F. Bird, Ridley College ""As the first English-language commentary on the Epistle of Barnabas since 1965, Lookadoo's volume provides an essential resource for English-speaking scholars to access the text and theology of this sometimes-canonical early Christian text."" --J. Christopher Edwards, St. Francis College ""With this book, Jonathon Lookadoo has provided a first-rate introduction and commentary on the Epistle of Barnabas, the first to appear in English for several decades. It reveals the author's in-depth knowledge of the text of the epistle and thorough familiarity with the scholarly discourse on Barnabas. The book is highly rmended, especially for students of early Christianity but also for a wider readership."" --Reidar Hvalvik, MF Norwegian School of Theology About the Author Jonathon Lookadoo is Assistant Professor at the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea. His books include The Shepherd of Hermas (2021) and The High Priest and the Temple (2018)."



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