Call Number: BS2665.53 .J49
Publication Date: 2006
Jewett's commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have always animated studies of Romans and incorporates the exciting new insights from archaeology of the city of Rome, social history of early Christianity, social-scientific work on early Christianity, and the interpretation and reception of Paul's letter through the ages. Jewett shows that the entire letter aims to elicit support for Paul's forthcoming mission to the "barbarians" in Spain. The latter remains a pertinent message today. The first commentary to interpret Romans within the imperial context as well as in the light of the situation in Spain, this landmark commentary, twenty-five years in the making, will set the standard for interpretation of Romans for the next generation.