The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT) closes the gap between the Greek text and the available lexical and grammatical tools, providing all the necessary information for greater understanding of the text. The series makes interpreting any given New Testament book easier, especially for those who are hard pressed for time but want to preach or teach with accuracy and authority. Each volume begins with a brief introduction to the particular New Testament book, a basic outline, and a list of recommended commentaries. The body is devoted to paragraph-by-paragraph exegesis of the Greek text and includes homiletical helps and suggestions for further study. A comprehensive exegetical outline of the New Testament book completes each EGGNT volume.


Benjamin L. Merkle

Benjamin L. Merkle (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  


Ephesians is a theologically rich, spiritually refreshing text, but its Greek is often ambiguous and difficult.  Ben Merkle’s exegetical guide provides a concise, clear explanation of the Greek with helpful suggestions for preaching the text.  This will be a useful volume to any minister of the gospel who values straightforward, expositional preaching and is preparing a sermon on this important part of God’s Word.

—Frank Thielman, Presbyterian Professor of Divinity and professor of New Testament, Beeson Divinity School

Ben Merkle's commentary on Ephesians should be on the shelf of everyone who studies the Greek text of Ephesians. Three things stand out in this commentary. First, the structure of the text is nicely portrayed so that readers can see the flow of the argument. These structural layouts alone are worth the price of the book. Second, the book concisely and clearly sets forth the various grammatical options. Merkle fairly and wisely adjudicates among the various options. Third, Merkle's commentary on the text captures well the theology in one of Paul's most important letters.

—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, professor of biblical theology, and associate dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Alongside Arnold, Hoehner, and O'Brien, I will now add Benjamin Merkle's volume in the EGGNT series to the list of my favorite commentaries on Ephesians. If you're most interested in plumbing the depths of the Greek text, Merkle offers what few others do—a thorough, linguistically accurate, judicious, clear, and trustworthy exegesis of the text. He goes beyond merely commenting on commentators. Here you will find original exegesis at its finest. Merkle's Ephesians features a discussion of the structure of each passage (complete with diagrams), a rich verse-by-verse commentary on the text, along with up-to-date bibliography and preaching outlines for each passage. For a tour through one of the most majestic books in the entire New Testament, Merkle serves as an insightful and trustworthy guide. A. T. Robertson would be proud. I recommend it highly!

—J. Scott Duvall, professor of New Testament and J. C. and Mae Fuller Chair of Biblical Studies, Ouachita Baptist University

The new volume will prove of inestimable value to students studying the Greek text of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians. . . And scholars will find grammatical and syntactical analyses that even the larger commentaries often do not engage in.

—Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


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