Product Description 1 and 2 Thessalonians is another release in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series?the only commentary series with a graphical display, theology in application section and identification of the main idea for each section. Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered in one volume. Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek and each author provides an original translation based on the literary structure. The series consistently provides a main point, exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical authorâs message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial. About the Author Gary Shogren (Ph.D., Kings College, Aberdeen University) was raised in small-town New England, in a family that had roots back to the founding of Rhode Island in the 1600s and to the Puritan movement in England. He grew up in the Baptist church and came to believe in Christ at the age of 6. When he was a teenager, a series of experiences led him to a deeper walk with God and a sense that God was calling him into ministry. He served as a pastor and then for 25 years as a professor of New Testament. In 1998 he and his family moved to Costa Rica to learn Spanish, so that he could teach at ESEPA Bible College and Seminary in San JosÃ©, Costa Rica (esepa.org). He has written a number of articles and several books, including articles in the Anchor Bible Dictionary, Novum Testamentum, and Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels; a Greek grammar textbook by Stylus Publishing; Running in Circles, a guide for people who suffer from addiction (available from his blog); a commentary on 1 Corinthians that will be published in Spanish (CLIE) and English (Logos Software, also available on his English blog). He is married to Karen and has four grown children. Dr. Shogren has a missionary website (shogrens.com), and theology blogs in English (justinofnablus.com) and Spanish (razondelaesperanza.com).