Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Walter L. Liefeld is distinguished professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is the author of Luke in the Expositor's Bible Commentary series.
Contents 9 Series Introduction 13 General Editor's Preface 15 Author's Preface 17 Abbreviations 19 Introduction 39 Outline 42 Annotated Bibliography 45 Text and Commentary on 1 Timothy 220 Text and Commentary on 2 Timothy 308 Text and Commentary on Titus 361 Scripture Index 371 Subject Index