Here are Barclay's offerings on these important New Testament texts. Written by Paul while in prison at Rome, the Letter to the Philippians is concerned with the theological identification of Jesus both as God and human. The Letter to the Colossians combats heretical Gnostic teachings, declaring that God created the world through Jesus Christ, God's own Son. The two letters to the Thessalonians show the apostle dealing with day-to-day problems of a strategic young city church. Though written to the faithful in years gone by, Paul's words come to life for readers today through Barclay's own translation and enlightening commentary.
For almost fifty years and for millions of readers, The Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. Now, with the release of The New Daily Study Bible, a new generation will appreciate the wisdom of William Barclay. With clarification of less familiar illustrations and inclusion of more contemporary language, The New Daily Study Bible will continue to help individuals and groups discover what the message of the New Testament really means for their lives.
Professor William Barclay (1907-1978) was a world-renowned New Testament interpreter and Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at Glasgow University in Scotland. Having written more than fifty books, he is probably best known as the author of the seventeen New Testament volumes in The Daily Study Bible series.