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Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, Jewett's commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have always animated studies of Romans. Jewett also 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.

Breaking free from abstract approaches that defend traditional theologies, Jewett shows that the entire letter aims to elicit support for Paul's forthcoming mission to the "barbarians" in Spain. His work specifically focuses on Paul's missionary plans and how they figure in the letter, on Paul's critical and constructive tack with the Roman community, and finally and especially on how Paul's letter reframes the entire system of honor and shame as it informed life in the Roman Empire at the time. 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. The Author
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Editor’s Note
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Reference Codes
  2. p. xvii
  1. 1. Sources and Abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii-xxiv
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  1. 2. Short Titles of Commentaries, Studies, and Articles Often Cited
  2. pp. xxiv-xxxvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. The Earliest Witnesses to Acts and Its Canonical History
  2. p. 1
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  1. 2. The Text
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. 3. The Date and Place of Composition; The Author
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. 4. Language and Style
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. 5. Sources64
  2. pp. 12-14
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  1. 6. Genre
  2. pp. 14-18
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  1. 7. The Unity/ies of Luke and Acts
  2. pp. 18-20
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  1. 8. Structure
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. 9. General Purpose
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. 10. Theology
  2. pp. 22-25
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  1. 11. Bibliography and History of Research
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. Commentary
  2. pp. 27-28
  1. Title
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. Preface (1:1–5)
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. Excursus: The Prefaces to Luke and Acts
  2. pp. 32-38
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  1. Excursus: Direct Speech in Acts
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. The Ascension (1:6–14)
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Excursus: Power in Luke and Acts
  2. pp. 42-47
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  1. Replenishing the Apostolic College (1:15–26)
  2. pp. 48-55
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  1. Excursus: Punitive Miracles
  2. pp. 52-56
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  1. Excursus: The Beginning of Acts
  2. pp. 56-57
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  1. The Descent of the Spirit at Pentecost (2:1–13)
  2. pp. 58-63
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  1. Excursus: Glossolalia and Prophecy in Acts
  2. pp. 63-66
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  1. Excursus: The List of Nations
  2. pp. 66-71
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  1. Peter’s Speech at Pentecost (2:14–41)
  2. pp. 72-76
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  1. Excursus: The Text of Acts 2:17–21
  2. pp. 76-86
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  1. Excursus: The Size of the Early Jerusalem Church
  2. pp. 86-87
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  1. A Summary (2:42–47)
  2. p. 88
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  1. Excursus: The Summaries in Acts
  2. pp. 88-95
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  1. Peter and John Heal a Paralytic (3:1–10)
  2. pp. 96-101
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  1. Peter Addresses the Crowd (3:11–4:4)
  2. pp. 102-112
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  1. Peter and John before the High Priests (4:5–22)
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. Excursus: Confronting Tyrants
  2. pp. 118-119
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  1. Prayerful Celebration (4:23–31)
  2. pp. 120-124
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  1. Community Life and Outreach (4:32–5:16)
  2. pp. 125-137
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  1. The Apostles in Prison and on Trial (5:17–42)
  2. pp. 138-150
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  1. The Appointment of Seven Assistants (6:1–7)
  2. pp. 151-159
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  1. Excursus: Luke’s View of Ecclesiastical Office
  2. pp. 160-163
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  1. Stephen’s Ministry (6:8–15)
  2. pp. 164-170
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  1. Stephen’s Speech (7:1–53)
  2. pp. 171-193
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  1. Excursus: Popular Justice in the Ancient Mediterranean World
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. Stephen’s Martyrdom (7:54–8:3)
  2. pp. 195-201
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  1. Simon of Samaria (8:4–13)
  2. pp. 202-206
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  1. Excursus: Simon of Samaria
  2. pp. 206-207
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  1. Excursus: “Magi,” “Magic,” and “Magicians”
  2. pp. 207-211
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  1. The Spirit, Peter, and Simon (8:14–25)
  2. pp. 212-216
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  1. Philip Converts an Ethiopian Official (8:26–40)
  2. pp. 217-221
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  1. Excursus: Ethiopia and Ethiopians
  2. pp. 221-229
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  1. The Call of Saul (9:1–19a)
  2. pp. 230-238
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  1. Excursus: Source Hypotheses for Acts 7:58; 8:1, 3; 9:1–19
  2. pp. 239-244
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  1. Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem (9:19b–31)
  2. pp. 245-250
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  1. Peter Launches a Mission Along the Coast (9:32–43)
  2. pp. 251-257
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  1. The Conversions of Peter and Cornelius (10:1–11:18)
  2. pp. 258-288
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  1. The Church Spreads to Antioch (11:19–30)
  2. pp. 289-291
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  1. Excursus: Syrian Antioch
  2. pp. 291-294
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  1. Excursus: The Name “Christian”
  2. pp. 294-298
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  1. Persecution by Herod and Peter’s Miraculous Escape (12:1–23)
  2. pp. 299-312
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  1. Excursus: The Source of 12:20–23
  2. pp. 312-315
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  1. A Summary (12:24–25)
  2. pp. 316-317
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  1. Paul and Barnabas in Cyprus (13:1–12)
  2. pp. 318-327
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  1. Paul Preaches in Antioch of Pisidia (13:13–52)
  2. pp. 328-332
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  1. Excursus: “God-Fearers” in Acts
  2. pp. 332-344
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  1. Missionary Activity in Lycaonia (14:1–28)
  2. pp. 345-358
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  1. Excursus: Lucan “Natural Theology”
  2. pp. 359-363
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  1. Resolution of a Controversy over Circumcision (15:1–35)
  2. pp. 364-376
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  1. Excursus: The Apostolic Decree
  2. pp. 376-384
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  1. Toward a New Mission (15:36–16:10)
  2. pp. 385-392
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  1. Excursus: “We” in Acts
  2. pp. 392-396
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  1. The Mission in Philippi (16:11–40)
  2. pp. 397-409
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  1. Excursus: Prison Escapes in Acts83
  2. pp. 409-415
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  1. Paul Visits Thessalonica and Beroea (17:1–15)
  2. pp. 416-422
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  1. Paul’s Areopagus Address (17:16–34)
  2. pp. 423-442
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  1. Paul in Corinth (18:1–23)
  2. pp. 443-445
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  1. Excursus: Acts 18 and Chronology
  2. pp. 445-457
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  1. Apollos (18:24–28)
  2. pp. 458-461
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  1. Paul in Ephesus (19:1–12)
  2. pp. 462-473
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  1. An Attempted Exorcism and Its Aftermath (19:13–22)
  2. pp. 474-483
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  1. A Disturbance in Ephesus (19:23–40)
  2. pp. 484-502
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  1. Paul’s Departure from Asia (20:1–38)
  2. pp. 503-507
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  1. Excursus: The Seven of Acts 20:418
  2. pp. 508-529
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  1. Excursus: The Farewell Scene
  2. pp. 529-531
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  1. Paul Travels to Jerusalem (21:1–17)
  2. pp. 532-540
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  1. Paul Confers with James (21:18–26)
  2. pp. 541-544
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  1. Excursus: Luke and Torah Observance
  2. pp. 544-547
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  1. Paul is Arrested (21:27–40)
  2. pp. 548-552
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  1. Excursus: Paul the Prisoner
  2. pp. 552-554
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  1. Excursus: Was Paul a Citizen of Tarsus? of Rome?
  2. pp. 554-557
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  1. Paul Addresses the Crowd in the Temple (22:1–21)
  2. pp. 558-566
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  1. Reactions to Paul’s Address (22:22–29)
  2. pp. 567-569
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  1. Paul before the Sanhedrin (22:30–23:11)
  2. pp. 570-576
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  1. A Plot against Paul (23:12–35)
  2. pp. 577-587
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  1. Excursus: Felix
  2. pp. 587-588
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  1. Paul before Felix (24:1–23)
  2. pp. 589-591
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  1. Excursus: The Trials of Paul
  2. pp. 592-601
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  1. Paul before Felix and Festus (24:24–27)
  2. pp. 602-606
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  1. Festus Takes the Case (25:1–12)
  2. p. 607
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  1. Excursus: Porcius Festus and the Date of His Accession
  2. pp. 608-613
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  1. Agrippa and Bernice Arrive (25:13–22)
  2. pp. 614-615
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  1. Excursus: Agrippa II and Bernice
  2. pp. 615-618
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  1. The Prelude to Paul’s Defense (25:23–27)
  2. pp. 619-622
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  1. Paul’s Defense (26:1–32)
  2. pp. 623-629
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  1. Excursus: Three Accounts of Paul’s Conversion/Call
  2. pp. 629-638
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  1. Paul’s Ocean Voyage (27:1–44)
  2. pp. 639-667
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  1. Paul on Malta (28:1–16)
  2. pp. 668-678
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  1. Paul the Prisoner in Rome (28:17–31)
  2. pp. 679-688
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  1. Excursus: The Ending of Acts
  2. pp. 688-690
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  1. Appendixes
  2. p. 691
  1. Appendix 1: The Conversion of Polemo
  2. pp. 691-692
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  1. Appendix 2: The “Sarapis Aretalogy” from Delos: The Foundation of a Cult
  2. pp. 692-693
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  1. Appendix 3: Political Activity by a Guild
  2. pp. 693-694
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  1. Appendix 4: Artemidorus Oneirocritica 2.23.
  2. pp. 694-695
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  1. Appendix 5: Endings
  2. pp. 695-696
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 697-760
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  1. Indexes
  2. p. 761
  1. 1. Passages
  2. pp. 761-796
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  1. 2. Greek Words
  2. p. 797
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  1. 3. Subjects
  2. p. 797
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  1. 4. Modern Authors
  2. pp. 797-810
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  1. Designer’s Notes
  2. pp. 811-812
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