Corinth was not only one of the most flourishing commercial centers of the ancient world, but also a symbol of vile debauchery. “In this hotbed of vice,” writes William Barclay, “some of the greatest work of Paul was done.” The apostle wrote to the Church there, partly to bolster its resistance to sin and corruption, but equally to chide and give counsel about the contentions that were tearing it apart. In his endearing, simple, and illustrative manner, Barclay shows how the message that Paul communicated to the Corinthians continues to help us who live today in the midst of twenty-first century temptations.
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.