---Bibliography on Colossians---

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Commentaries

Abbott, T. K. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles to the Ephesians and to the Colossians. Edinburgh: Clark, 1897.

Agricola, Johann, and Martin Luther. Die Epistle an die Colosser S. Pauls zu Speier Gepredigt Auff dem Reychstage. Wittemberg [i.e. Wittenberg]: Simphorian Reinhart, 1527.

Aletti, Jean-Noël. Saint Paul Épître aux Colossiens. Étudie Biblique. Paris: Gabalda, 1993.

Aletti, Jean-Noël. Lettera Ai Colossei Introduzione, Versione, Commento. Scritti Delle Origini Cristiane. Bologna: EDB, 1994.

Alexander, Gross. The Epistles to the Colossians and to the Ephesians. New York: Macmillan, 1910.

Amyraut, Moïse. Paraphrase sur les Epistres de l'Apostre S. Paul Aux Colossiens, Thessaloniciens, I, Thessaloniciens, II. Saumur: I. Lesnier, 1645.

Andel, J. van. Paulus' Brief Aan de Colossensen Aan de Gemeente Verklaard. Kampen: J.H. Kok, 1907.

Anderson, Randall G. Power for Living Christian Life. Dallas, TX: Dallas Theological Seminary, 1976.

Appéré, Guy. The Mystery of Christ. Welwyn Commentary Series. Welwyn: Evangelical, 1984.

Arthur, Kay, and David. Lawson. That I May Know Him. Eugene, Or.: Harvest House Publishers, 1998.

Ash, Anthony Lee. Philippians, Colossians & Philemon. College Press NIV Commentary. Joplin, Mo.: College Press, 1994.

Balduin, Friedrich. Didactica Apostolica Hoc Est, S. Apostoli Pauli Epistola Ad Colossenses Commentario Perspicuo Illustrata: Cum Textu Graeco-Latino. Wittebergae: P. Helwig, 1624.

Barclay, John M G. Colossians and Philemon. New Testament Guides. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.

Barclay, William. The Letters to the Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. Rev. ed. The Daily Study Bible. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1998.

Barling, Thomas James. The Letter to the Colossians Five Short Studies Followed by a Commentary. Birmingham: "The Christadelphian," 1972.

Barnes, Albert. Notes, Explanatory and Critical, on the Epistles of Paul to the Ephesisans, Philippians, and Colossians by Albert Barnes. New York: Harper, 1845.

Barnes, Albert, and Robert Frew. Notes on the New Testament, Explanatory and Practical Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. Enlarged type ed. edited by Robert Frew. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1949.

Barry, Alfred, Arthur James Mason, H. D. M. Spence-Jones, and C. J. Ellicott. The Epistles to the Colossians, Thessalonians, and Timothy with Commentaries. Handy Commentary. London New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1889.

Barth, Markus., and Helmut. Blanke. Colossians: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. New York, London: Doubleday, 1994.

Barton, Bruce B., and Philip Wesley. Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. Life Application Bible Commentary. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers, 1995.

Baynes, Paul. A Commentarie Vpon the First and Second Chapters of Saint Paul to the Colossians. Wherein, the Text is Cleerely Opened, Observations Thence Perspicuously Deducted, Vses and Applications Succinctly and Briefely Inferred; Sundry Holy and Spirituall Meditations Out of His More Ample Discourse Extracted.  Together with Divers Places of Scripture Briefely Explained. London: Printed by Richard Badger, for Nicholas Bourne, 1634.

. A Commentary Upon the First and Second Chapters of Saint Paul to the Colossians. London, 1635. With an Introduction by L. H. Carlson. [Farnborough, Hants., eng.]: Gregg International Pub., 1972.

Bähr, Karl Christian Wilhelm Felix. Commentar Über Den Brief Pauli an die Kolosser mit Steter Berücksichtigung der Ältern und Neuern Ausleger. Basel: Gedruckt und verlegt von Felix Schneider, 1833.

Beare, F. W. "The Epistle to the Colossians," lnterpreter's Bible, vol. 11, pp. 133-241. Nashville: Abingdon, 1955.

Beck, J. T., and Julius. Lindenmeyer. Erklärung Des Briefes Pauli an die Epheser Nebst Anmerkungen Zum Brief Pauli an die Kolosser. Gütersloh: C. Bertelsmann, 1891.

Becker, Jürgen, and Ulrich. Luz. Die Briefe an die Galater, Epheser und Kolosser. 18 Aufl. (1. Aufl. dieser neuen Bearb.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1998.

Beet, Joseph Agar. A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and to Philemon. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1890.

. A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and to Philemon. 3d ed. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1895.

Benson, David V. A New Look at Colossians. Carol Stream, Ill.: Creation House, 1973.

Bernard, David K. The Message of Colossians and Philemon. Hazelwood, MO: Word Aflame Press, 1990.

Bickel, Bruce, and Stan Jantz. Philippians/Colossians Experiencing the Joy of Knowing Christ. Christianity 101. Eugene, Or.: Harvest House, 2004.

Bieder, Werner. Der Kolosserbrief. Prophezei, Schweizerisches Bibelwerk für die Gemeinde. Zürich: Zwingli, 1943.

. Die Kolossische Irrlehre und die Kirche von Heute. Theologische Studien. Zollikon: Evangelischer Verlag, 1952.

Biesterveld, P. De Brief Van Paulus Aan de Colossensen. Kampen: J. H. Bos, 1908.

Blair, Edward Payson. Philippians Through Second Thessalonians. Cokesbury Basic Bible Commentary. Nashville, TN: Graded Press, 1988.

Bleek, Friedrich, and Friedrich August Berthold Nitzsch. Dr. Friedrich Bleek's Vorlesungen Über die Briefe an die Kolosser, den Philemon und die Ephesier. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Nitzsch. Berlin: Reimer, 1865.

Boer, C. den. Kolossensen. Kampen Hilversum: Kok Voorhoeve, in samenwerking met Evangelische Omroep, 1999.

Bohmer, Wilhelm. Theologische Auslegung Des Paulinischen Sendschreibens an die Colosser. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Bohmer. Breslau: Mar, 1835.

Bonnard, Pierre., and Charles Masson. L'epitre de Saint Paul Aux Philippiens. L'epitre de Saint Paul Aux Colossiens. Commentaire Du Nouveau Testament. Neuchatel: Delachaux & Niestle, 1950.

Bouwman, Gilbert. De Brieven Van Paulus Aan de Kolossenzen en Aan Filemon. Het Nieuwe Testament. Roermond: Romen, 1972.

Braune, Karl, and M. B. Riddle. The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians. New York: Scribner, Armstrong, 1874.

Brooks, Keith L. Colossians and Philemon the Epistles of Truth and Love. Chicago: Moody Bible Institute, 1964.

Bruce, F. F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. [= revision of (with E. K. Simpson on Ephesians) The Epistles of Paul to the Ephesians and to the Colossians (NICNT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1958)]

. St Paul in Rome: 3: The Epistle to the Colossians. Manchester: John Rylands Library, 1966.

Bynum, La Taunya M. Paul's Prison Letters. Elgin, IL: Brethren Press, 1996.

Caird, G. B., Paul's Letters from Prison. New Century Bible. Oxford: Oxford University, 1976.

Caird, G. B. Paul's Letters from Prison (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon) in the Revised Standard Version. New Clarendon Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Carson, H. M. The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and Philemon. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1960.

Calvin, Jean, Pierre Marcel, and  Société calviniste de France. Commentaires de Jean Calvin sur le Nouveau Testament. Édition nouvelle publiée par la Société Calviniste de France sous la direction de Pierre Marcel... Genève: Labor et Fides, 1965.

Calvin, Jean, T. H. L. Parker, David W. Torrance, and Thomas Forsyth Torrance. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. Calvin's Commentaries. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1965.

Campbell, Ernest R. Colossians & Philemon. Silverton, OR: Canyonview Press, 1982.

Carroll, B. H., and J. B. Cranfill. Colossians, Ephesians and Hebrews. An Interpretation of the English Bible. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1917.

Carson, Herbert M. The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and Philemon an Introduction and Commentary. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1960.

Cartwright, Thomas. A Commentary Upon the Epistle of St. Paul Written to the Colossians. Edinburgh: J. Nichol, 1864.

Chen, Chung-tao. Philippians, Colossians and Philemon. Commentaries of the Epistles of the New Testament. Hong Kong: Chinese Alliance Church, 1981.

Chon, Kyong-yon. Kollosaeso, Pillemonso. Songso Chusok. Soul: Taehan Kidokkyo Sohoe, 1993.

Clark, Gordon Haddon. Colossians Another Commentary on an Inexhaustible Message. 2d ed. Trinity Paper. Jefferson, Md.: Trinity Foundation, 1989.

Conzelmann, Hans. "Der Brief an die Kolosser," in Die kleineren Briefe des Apostels Paulus. Das Neue Testament Deutsch, vol. 8, pp. 131-156. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck, 1965.

Cordes, August. Die Briefe an die Philipper und Kolosser eine Volkstümliche Erklärung. Hamburg: Agentur des Rauhen Hauses, 1919.

Cornely, Rudolph. Commentarius in S. Pauli Apostoli Epistolas. Cursus Scripturae Sacrae. Paris: P. Lethielleux, 1890.

Daillé, Jean. An Exposition of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Colossians. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1800.

Daillé, Jean, and James Sherman. An Exposition of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Colossians. Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1863.

Dalmer, Karl Eduard Fr. Auslegung Des Briefes St. Pauli an die Colosser. Giotha: F. A. Perthes, 1858.

Dargan, Edwin Charles. Commentary on the Epistle to the Colossians. An American Commentary on the New Testament. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1890.

Davenant, John, and Josiah Allport. An Exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians. London Birmingham: Hamilton, Adams & Co. Beilby, Knott and Beilby, 1831.

Davies, J. Llewelyn. The Epistles of St. Paul to the Ephesians, the Colossians, and Philemon with Introductions and Notes : And an Essay on the Traces of Foreign Elements in the Theology of These Epistles. London: Macmillan, 1866.

Dawson-Walker, Dawson. The Epistle to the Colossians and the Epistle to Titus. London: Religious Tract Society, 1900.

de Boor, Werner. Die Briefe Des Paulus an die Philipper und an die Kolosser. Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus, 1957.

Deterding, Paul E. Colossians. Concordia Commentary. Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, 2003.

de La Motte Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon. Der Brief Des H. Apostels Pauli an die Colosser mit Erklärungen des Innere Leben Betreffend. Gedruckt zu Berlenburg: durch Johann Ludwig Ickler, 1765.

Deurloo, Karel Adriaan, and Freek van der. Steen. Kolossenzen. Verklaring Van Een Bijbelgedeelte. Kampen: Kok, 1999.

Dibelius, Martin. Die Briefe Des Apostels Paulus.II. An die Kolosser, Epheser, An Philemon Erklärt. Handbuch Zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1912.

Dibelius, M. An die Kolosser, Epheser, an Philemon. Revised by H. Greeven. Handbuch zum Neuem Testament, vol. 12. Tübingen: Mohr, 1953.

Donelson, Lewis R. Colossians, Ephesians, First and Second Timothy, and Titus. Westminster Bible Companion. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

Dunkmann, Karl. Der Philipper- und Kolosserbrief in Religiösen Betrachtungen für das Moderne Bedürnis. Gütersloh: C. Bertelsmann, 1910.

Dunn, James D G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 1996.

 "Paul's Epistle to the Colossians merits detailed study for at least two reasons. First, it provides an unexpectedly interesting window into the character of Christianity in Asia Minor in the second half of the first century. With the information it gives about the religious tensions within which emergent Christianity was caught up, not least those between Christianity and diaspora Judaism, we begin to gain more insight into the influences and factors that shaped the transition from apostolic to subapostolic Christianity in the region. Second, Colossians represents a crucial stage in the development of Pauline theology itself. Whether it was written at the end of Paul's life or soon after his death, it indicates how Pauline theology retained its own vital character and did not die with Paul."

 "In this volume in the celebrated New International Greek Testament Commentary, James D. G. Dunn, author of numerous well-received works on the historical origin and theological interpretation of the New Testament, provides detailed expositions of the text of Paul's letters to the Colossians and to Philemon."

 "Dunn examines each of these letters within the context of the Jewish and Hellenistic cultures in the first century, and discusses the place of Colossians and Philemon in the relationship between the Pauline mission and the early churches that received these letters. Particular stress is also placed on the role of faith in Jesus Christ within and over against Judaism and on the counsel of these two important letters with regard to the shaping of human relationships in the community of faith."--BOOK JACKET.

Dunnam, Maxie D. Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. The Communicator's Commentary Series. Waco, Tex.: Word Books, 1982.

Eadie, John Eadie. A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians. New York: R. Carter, 1856.

. A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians. 2d ed. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1884.

Ellicott, C. J. Critical and Gramatical Commentary on St. Paul's Epistles to the Philippians Colossians and to Philemon. London: J. W. Parker and Son, 1857.

. St. Paul's Epistles to the Philippians, the Colossians, and Philemon with a Critical and Grammatical Commentary, and a Revised Translation. 3d ed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1985.

Erdman, Charles Rosenbury. The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and to Philemon an Exposition. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1933.
. Las Epístolas a los Colosenses y a Filemon. Grand Rapids: T.E.L.L., 1976.

Ernst, J. Die Briefe an die Philipper, an Philemon, an die Kolosser, an die Epheser. Regensburger Neues Testament. Regensburg: Pustet, 1974.

Ewald, Paul. Die Briefe Des Paulus an die Epheser, Kolosser und Philemon. Leipzig: A. Deichert, 1905.

. Die Briefe Des Paulus an die Epheser, Kolosser und Philemon. Kommentar Zum Neuen Testament. Leipzig: A. Deichert, 1910.

. Die Briefe es Paulus an die Epheser, Kolosser und Philemon. 2. verb. Aufl. Leipzig: A. Deichert, 1910.

Farley, Lawrence R. The Prison Epistles Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon. The Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series. Ben Lomond, Calif.: Conciliar Press, 2003.

Fields, Wilbur. Philippians-Colossians-Philemon; a New Commentary, Workbook, Teaching Manual. Joplin, Mo.: College Press, 1969.

Findlay, George Gillanders, H. D. M. Spence, and Joseph Samuel Exell. Colossians. The Pulpit Commentary. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1886.

Firminger, Walter K. The Epistles of St. Paul the Apostle to the Colossians and to Philemon. The Indian Church Commentaries. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1921.

Frautschi, Emanuel. Jesus Christus Allein: eine Auslegung Des Kilosserbriefes. Bern: Christliches Verlagshaus, 1961.

Frede, Hermann Josef. Epistulae Ad Philippenses et Ad Colossenses. Vetus Latina. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 1966.

Frost, Bede. Ephesians - Colossians a Dogmatic and Devotional Commentary. London New York: A.R Mowbray Morehouse-Gorham, 1946.

Furter, Daniel. Les Épîtres de Paul Aux Colossiens et À Philémon. Commentaire Évangélique de la Bible. Vaux-sur-Seine, France: Edifac, 1987.

Gaebelein, Frank E., and J. D. Douglas. The Expositor's Bible Commentary with the New International Version of the Holy Bible. Grand Rapids: Regency Reference, 1978.

Gander, Georges. Les Epîtres de Paul Aux Colossiens et Aux Philippiens Nouveau Commentaire d'Après l'Araméen, le Grec et le Latin. Saint-Légier, Suisse: Editions Contrastes, 1993.

Garland, David E. Colossians and Philemon. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Pub. House, 1998.

Garrod, G. W. The Epistle to the Colossians Analysis and Examination Notes. London New York: Macmillan, 1898.

Gaukroger, Stephen, and Derek Wood. Colossians and Philemon Crossway Bible Guide. Crossway Bible Guides. Leicester: Crossway, 2002.

 "Paul writes to the believers at Colosse, and to housechurch leader Philemon, with words of hope and guidance. This heartfelt letter encourages us to: stand firm in our new life in Christ; grow in spiritual wisdom and understanding; be free from legalistic regulations and all slavery; and forgive one another and work together in Christ."--BOOK JACKET.
Getty, Mary Ann. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Read and Pray. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1980.

Ghini, Emanuela. Lettera Ai Colossesi Commento Pastorale. Collana Lettura Pastorale Della Bibbia. Bologna: EDB, 1990.

Gnilka, Joachim. Der Kolosserbrief. Herders Theologischer Kommentar zum Neuen Testament, vol. 10/1. Freiburg: Herder, 1980.

Gnilka, Joachim. The Epistles to the Philippians, Colossians and Ephesians. New Testment for Spiritual Reading. London: Sheed and Ward, 1978.

Harris, Murray. J. Colossians and Philemon. Expositor's Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.

Houlden, J. L. Paul's Letters from Prison. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970.

Hugede, N. Commentaire de l'Épître aux Colossiens. Genève: Labor et Fides, 1968.

Kürzinger, Josef, and Karl Staab. Die Briefe Des Apostels Paulus die Briefe an die Korinther und Galater. Würzburg: Echter-Verlag, 1954.

Leuken, W., "Die Briefe an Philemon, an die Kolosser und an die Epheser," Die Schriftien des Neuen Testaments, vol. 2, pp. 339-358. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck, 1917.

Lightfoot, J. B. The Epistles of St Paul: Colossians and Philemon. London: Macmillan, 1875.

Lightfoot, Joseph Barber, and George Herbert Box. Saint Paul's Epistle to the Colossians and to Philemon. 10th ed. London: Macmillan and Co, 1892.

Lindemann, A. Der Kolosserbrief. Zuriches Biblischen Kommentar. Zurich: Theologischer Verlag, 1983.

Lohmeyer, E. Die Briefe an die Philipper, an die Kolosser und an Philemon. Katholisch-Evangelischer Kommentar, vol. 9. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck, 1964.

Lohse, Eduard. Colossians and Philemon. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971. [Eng. Transl. of Die Briefe an die Kolosser und an Philemon (KEK 9/2; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck, 1968)]

Macphail, S. R. The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians. Handbooks for Bible Classes and Private Students. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1911.

Martin, G. Currie. Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, & Philippians Introduction, Authorized Version, Revised Version with Notes, Index and Map. New York: H. Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1902.

Martin, R. P., Colossians and Philemon. New Century Bible Commentary. London: Marshall, Morgan, and Scott, 1973.

Martin, Ralph P. Colossians: The Church's Lord and the Christian's Liberty an Expository Commentary with a Present-Day Application. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 1973.

Masson, C., L'Épître de Saint Paul aux Colossiens. Commentaire du Nouveau Testament, vol. 10. Neuchâtel: Delachaux, 1950.

Metzger, B. M., A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. London: United Bible Societies, 1975.

Moule, C. F. D., The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. Cambridge Greek Testament Commentary. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1957.

Moule, H. C. G. The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians and to Philemon. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: University Press, 1906.

Moule, H. C. G. Studies in Colossians & Philemon. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1977.

Mullins, Edgar Young. Studies in Ephesians and Colossians. Nashville, TN: Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1913.

Neill, Stephen. Paul to the Colossians. World Christian Books. London: United Society for Christian Literature [at the] Lutterworth Press, 1963.

O'Brien, P. T. Colossians, Philemon. Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 44. Waco: Word, 1982.

Oecumenius,  Photius, and J. de Zwaan. Paulou Pros Philipposious Pros Kolossoeis. Dictaatuitgave Met Exegetische Interpolaties, Voorzien Van Uitleggingen, Ontleend Aan: Severianus Van Gabalam, Oecumenius Van Tricca, Photius Van Constantinopel. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1939.

Pascoe, John Montgomery. Paul's Letter to the Colossians. New York Cincinnati: Hunt & Eaton Cranston & Curts, 1894.

Peake, A. S., "The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians," in the Expositor's Greek Testament, vol. 3, pp. 475-547. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1964.

Peretto, Elio. Lettere Dalla Prigionia. Filippesi, Colossesi, Efesini, Filemone. Roma: Edizioni Paoline, 1972.

Pokorny, P. Colossians: A Commentary. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1987 [Eng. Transl. of Der Brief des Paulus an die Kolosser (KEK 10/1; Berlin: Evangelische, 1987)]

Radford, L. B., The Epistle to the Colossians and the Epistle to Philemon. Westminster Commentaries. London: Methuen, 1931.

Rutherfurd, John. Saint Paul's Epistles to Colossae and Laodicea the Epistle to the Colossians Viewed in Relation to the Epistle to the Ephesians, with Introduction and Notes. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1908.

Sadler, M. F. The Epistles of St. Paul to the Colossians, Thessalonians, and Timothy. New York: James Pott and Co., 1890.

Schlatter, A. Die Briefe an die G?later, Epheser, Kolosser und Philemon. Erläuterungen zum NT, vol. 7. Stuttgart: Calwer, 1963.

Schmauch, W., Beiheft to Lohmeyer. KEK. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck, 1964.

Schweizer, Eduard. The Letter to the Colossians. London: SPCK, 1982. [Eng. Transl. of Der Brief an die Kolosser (KEK; Zurich: Benziger, 1976)]

Scott, E. F. The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, to Philemon and to the Ephesians. Matthew Black's New Testament Commentary. London: Hodder, 1930.

Storr, Gottlob Christian, Robert Johnstone, and Jean Calvin. Expositions of the Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and Colossians. Edinburgh: T. Clark, 1842.

Sullivan, Kathryn. St. Paul's Epistles to the Philippians, Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians. New Testament Reading Guide. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1960.

Thompson, G. H. P. The Letters of Paul to the Ephesians to the Colossians and to Philemon. Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible. London: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

von Matthäi, Christian Friedrich, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, and Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf. D. Pauli Epistolae Ad Hebraeos et Colassenses Graece et Latine. Rigae: Sumtibus Ioann Frider Hartknochii., 1784.

Wall, R. W. Colossians and Philemon. The IVP New Testament Commentary. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1993.

Williams, A. L., The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians and to Philemon. Cambridge Greek Testament. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1907.

Wolter, M. Der Brief an die Kolosser. Der Brief an Philemon. Ökumenischer Taschenbuch-Kommentar zum Neun Testament, vol. 12. Gütersloh: Mohn, 1993.

Wright, N. T. The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and to Philemon. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986.

Yates, R. The Epistle to the Colossians. EC. London: Epworth, 1993.
 

Articles and Studies on Colossians

General Background:

Arnold, Clinton E. The Colossian Syncretism, the Interface Between Christianity and Folk Belief at Colossae. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1995.

Baggott, Louis John. A New Approach to Colossians. London: A.R. Mowbray, 1961.

Baier, Johann Wilhelm, and Johann Georg Haffner. De Elemintis Mundi, Quorum II. Petr. III. 10. 12. Galat. IV. 3. 9. Coloss. II. 8. 20. Mentio Fit. Altdorfii [i.e. Altdorf]: Recudit Iod. Guil. Kohlesius, 1719.

Bannach, Horst. Der Himmel ist Nicht Mehr Oben Probleme Des 20. Jahrhunderts Im Spiegel Des Kolosserbriefs. Stuttgart: Quell-Verlag, 1964.

Barclay, William. The All-Sufficient Christ: Studies in Paul's Letter to the Colossians. Philadelphia: Westminister Press, 1963.

Barling, Thomas James. The Letter to the Colossians Five Short Studies Followed by a Commentary. Birmingham: "The Christadelphian," 1972.

Blegen, Allen Raymond. The Pre-Eminent Christ. Studies in the Colossian Epistle. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1936.

Bligh, John. Colossians. Scripture for Meditation. Langley, [Eng.]: St. Paul Publications, 1969.

Bliss, Matthew Todd. A Rhetorical Analysis of Paul's Epistle to the Colossians, NP: NP, 1998.

Borse, Udo, and Pelagius. Der Kolosserbrieftext des Pelagius. Bonn: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, 1966.

Brady, Steve. King of Heaven, Lord of Earth: A Study Guide for the Letter to the Colossians. Authentic Lifestyle Guides. Carlisle: Authentic Lifestyle, 2003.

Bratcher, R G, and E A Nida. A Translator's Handbook on Paul's Letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Helps for Translators. London: United Bible Societies, 1977.

Briscoe, Stuart. Secrets of Spiritual Stamina:  Workouts from Colossians. Leicester: Crossway, 1994.

Bujard, Walter. Stilanalytische Untersuchungen zum Kolosserbrief Als Beitrag zur Methodik von Sprachvergleichen. Studien Zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1973.

Burger, Christoph. Schöpfung und Versöhnung Studien Zum Liturgischen Gut Im Kolosser- und Epheserbrief. Wissenschaftliche Monographien Zum Alten und Neuen Testament. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1975.

Callow, John. A Semantic and Structural Analysis of Colossians. 2d ed. Semantic and Structural Analysis Series. Dallas, TX: SIL International, 2002.

Campbell, Stan., Jane Vogel, John Duckworth, and Jim Townsend. Quick Studies Philippians - Hebrews. Elgin, Ill.: D.C. Cook Pub. Co., 1992.

Cannon, George E. The Use of Traditional Materials in Colossians: Their Significance for the Problems of Authenticity. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1983.

Carballosa, Elvis L. Colosenses Orientación para un Estudio Exegético y Práctico. Grand Rapids, MI: Editorial Portavoz, 1997.

Carroll, B. H., and Edgar Young Mullins. Studies in Romans, Ephesians and Colossians. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman, 1936.

Cash, W. Wilson. Helps to the Study of Colossians. London: C.M.S., 1935.

Charruaud, Désiré. Etude Historique et Critique sur les Fausses Doctrines de Colosses. Montauban: Imprimerie Forestié Neveu, 1858.

Chong, Kun-du. Yonggwang Ui Somang Kurisudo. Chong Kun-Du Moksa Ui Kollosaeso Kanghae. Soul: Saemyong ui Malssumsa, 2000.

Cleveland, Robert E. Colossians Polemic or Parenesis, 2000.

Coble, William B. Christ, the Lord of All a Study in Colossians. Nashville: Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1969.

Coleman, A. M., and  Lucifer. The Biblical Text of Lucifer of Cagliari Romans, I and II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, and the Epistle to the Hebrews. Oxford: A. T. Broome, 1947.

Collins, Raymond F. Letters That Paul Did not Write: the Epistle to the Hebrews and the Pauline Pseudepigrapha. Good News Studies. Wilmington: Michael Glazier, 1988.

Cook, Donald E. New Testament 182 Colossians and Philemon. Nashville: Southern Baptist Convention, Seminary Extension Dept., 1973.

Cornwall, Judson. Let Us See Jesus. Old Tappan, N.J.: F. H. Revell Co., 1981.

Cragg, Herbert W. The Sole Sufficiency of Jesus Christ: Studies in the Epistle to the Colossians. London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1961.

Cserháti, Sándor. Pál Apostolnak a Kolossébeliekhez Írt Levele És Filemonhoz Írt Levele. Budapest: Magyarországi Evangélikus Egyház Sajtóosztálya, 1978.

Dalmer, C. E. F. Expositio Versus Vigesimi Tertii Capitis Primi Epistolae S.  Pauli Ad Colossenses Datae... Berolini: Fridericus Guilelmus Nietack, 1856.

Day, David. Christ Our Life Colossians. Emmaus Bible Resources. London: Church House, 2003.

Demarest, Gary W. Colossians: the Mystery of Christ in Us. Waco, Tex.: Word Books, 1979.

DeMaris, Richard E. The Colossian Controversy: Wisdom in Dispute at Colossae. JSNTS:  Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994.

Denniston, J. M. Ancient Landmarks, or, the Chief Lessons of the Epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. London: S.W. Partridge, 1868.

Douglass, Herbert E. Rediscovering Joy. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Pub. Association, 1994.

Doyle, Thomas J. Colossians and Philemon: Take a New Look at Christ. God's Word for Today. St. Louis: CPH, 1994.

Draper, James T. Colossians, a Portrait of Christ. Living Studies. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers, 1982.

Efird, James M. Christ, the Church, and the End Studies in Colossians and Ephesians. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1980.

Elmore, Vernon O. Exploring the Christian Way. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1978.

English, E. Schuyler. Colossians Christ Above All. Rev. ed. Chicago, IL (820 N. La Salle Dr., Chicago 60610): Moody Correspondence School, 1985.

. Studies in the Epistle to the Colossians. New York: Publication office "Our hope" (A.C. Gaebelein, inc.), 1944.

Epp, Theodore H. The All-Sufficient Christ: Studies in Colossians. Lincoln, Neb.: Back to the Bible Broadcast, 1982.

Francis, Fred O. and Meeks, Wayne A. Conflict at Colossae: a problem in the interpretation of early Christianity, illustrated by selected modern studies. Cambridge, Mass.Scholars Press, 1975.

 ISBN: 0891300090
Fowl, Stephen E. The Story of Christ in the Ethics of Paul an Analysis of the Function of the Hymnic Material in the Pauline Corpus. Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1990.
 

Specific Passages:

Col: 1:1-14

Boehmer, Georg Rudolf Wilhelm. Isagoge in Epistolam a Paulo Apostolo Ad Colossenses Datam, Theologica, Historica, Critica Accesserunt Enarratio Cap. 1 Coloss. v. 1-14 et Excursus, Quos Vocant, Epistolam Spectantes Tres. Berolini: Impensis F. Duemmleri, 1829.

Brock, Harold William. The Relationship of SOPHIA and SUNESIS in the Pauline Corpus with Special Consideration of Colossians 1:9, Theological Research Exchange Network, 1996.

Col. 1:15-20

Aletti, Jean Noël. Colossiens 1, 15-20: Genre et Exégèse Du Texte: Fonction de la Thématique Sapientielle. Analecta Biblica. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1981.

Anderson, Leonard William. The Lordship of Christ in the Life of the Church and the Believers as Presented in Colossians 1:15-23, 1983.

Charlton, Audley. The Supremacy of Christ and Gnosticism Colossians 1:15-19. Theological Research Exchange Network, 1977.

Craddock, Fred B. Christology and Cosmology an Investigation of Colossians 1:15-20, 1964.

Enneking, Thomas. Liturgical Hymns in the New Testament a Study of Colossians 1:15-20; Romans 1:33-36; and Luke 2:29-32. Theological Research Exchange Network, 1984.

Fossum, Jarl E. "The Image of the Invisible God: Colossians 1:15-18a in the Light of Jewish Mysticism and Gnosticism, The Image of the Invisible God, 13-39. Vol. 30 in Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus. Gõttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1995.

Gabathuler, Hans Jakob. Jesus Christus: Haupt der Kirche - Haupt der Welt Der Christushymnus Kolosser 1:15-20 in der Theologischen Forschung der Letzten 130 Jahre. ATANT: Abhandlungen Zur Theologie Des Alten und Neuen Testaments. Zurich: Zwingli, 1965.

Käsemann, Ernst. "Eine urchristliche Taufliturgie," Exegetische Versuche und Besinnungen, 1:34-51. 2 vols. Gõttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1960.

Norden, E. Agnostos Theos. reprint edition, 1913. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1956. (cf. pages 250-254 for Col. 1:15-20 discussion).

Stroumsa, G.G. "Form(s) of God: Some Notes on Metatron and Christ," Harvard Theological Review 76 (1983), 269-288.

Col. 1:24-29

Armstrong, Randolph W. The Nature of the Afflictions of Christ in Colossians 1:24, Theological Research Exchange Network, 1986.

Bryan, Steven M. An Exegesis of Colossians 1:24-29 with Special Reference to Paul's Theology of Mission, Theological Research Exchange Network, 1992.

Clarke, Adam. The Sum and Substance of St. Paul's Preaching Exhibited in a Discourse on Colossians, Chap. i. Ver.27 and 28 Preached in Lerwick, June, 18, 1826. London: Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1827.

Etzel, Jodine. The Objective of Paul's Ministry in Colossians 1:28. Theological Research Exchange Network, 1991.

Col. 2:8

Bormann, Samuel Gottlob. Ad Illustrandum Locum Paulli Coloss.II,8 Quaedam Praefatus... Vrastislaviae [i.e. Breslau]: Typis Grassianis, 1769.

Col. 2:9-10

Crandall, Gary E. The Relation of the Believer's Completeness to Christ's Completeness in Colossians 2:9-10. Theological Research Exchange Network, 1986.

Col. 2:11-12

Brunott, Mark Steven. Spiritual Circumcision in Romans 2:25-29 and Colossians 2:11-12. Theological Research Exchange Network, 1978.

Col. 2:14

Best, Eugene C. An Historical Study of the Exegesis of Colossians 2,14. Romae: Pontifica Universitatas Gregoriana, 1956.

Col. 2:15

Brünings, Christian. Commentationes Theologica-Philologicae de Christo Triumphante Ad Illustranda Loca Col. II, 15 et 2.Cor.II, 14. Stetini [i.e. Stettin]: Apud Io. Kunckelii Vidvam, 1750.

Col. 3:10

Baker, R. Drew. The Renewal Concepts of Colossians 3:10, Theological Research Exchange Network, 1985.

Col. 3:12

Barker, James. The Royal Robe, or, A Treatise of Meeknesse Upon Col. 3:12, Wholly Tending to Peaceablenesse. London: Printed by E.M. for Robert Gibbs, 1660.

Col. 3:16

Goldman, George. A Critical Interpretation of Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5:19 and Their Significance in Establishing the Purpose of Singing in the Christian Assembly, Theological Research Exchange Network., 1991.

Col. 3:18-4:1
Crouch, James E. The Origin and Intention of the Colossian Haustafel. Forschungen Zur Religion und Literatur Des Alten und Neuen Testaments. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1972.

Gielen, Marlis. Tradition und Theologie Neutestamentlicher Haustafelethik ein Beitrag Zur Frage einer Christlichen Auseinandersetzung mit Gesellschaftlichen Normen. Bonner Biblische Beiträge. Frankfurt am Main: Hain, 1990.


Specific Issues

Jewish Mysticism
Baier, Johann Wilhelm, and Johann Georg Haffner. De Elemintis Mundi, Quorum II. Petr. III. 10. 12. Galat. IV. 3. 9. Coloss. II. 8. 20. Mentio Fit. Altdorfii [i.e. Altdorf]: Recudit Iod. Guil. Kohlesius, 1719.

Fossum, Jarl E. "Introduction: The New Testament and Early Jewish Mysticism," The Image of the Invisible God, 1-12. Vol. 30 in Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus. Gõttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1995.
 

Christology

Associazione biblica italiana, and Marco Adinolfi. La Cristologia in San Paolo Atti Della 23. Settimana Biblica. Brescia: Paideia, 1976.

Bailey, Mark. The Kerygmatic Significance of Christ. Dallas, TX: Dallas Theological Seminary, 2002.

Barclay, William. The All-Sufficient Christ. Studies in Paul's Letter to the Colossians. Philadelphia: Westminister Press, 1963.

Dilschneider, Otto A. Christus Pantokrator. Vom Kolosserbrief Zur Ökumene. Berlin: Käthe Vogt Verlag, 1962.

Du Plessis, Isak. Christus as Hoof Van Kerk en Kosmos 'n Eksegeties-Teologiese Studie Van Christus Se Hoofskap Veral in Efesiërs en Kolossense. Groningen: V.R.B., 1962.
 

Christian Living

Bevere, Allan R. Sharing in the Inheritance Identity and the Moral Life in Colossians. Journal for the Study of the New Testament. London New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003.

Buchegger, Jürg. Erneuerung des Menschen. Exegetische Studien zu Paulus. Tübingen: Francke, 2003.
 

Ecclesiology

Baker, Charles F. Understanding the Body of Christ a Pauline Trilogy. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Grace Bible College Publications, 1985.
 

Eschatology

Bannach, Horst. Der Himmel ist Nicht Mehr Oben. Probleme des 20. Jahrhunderts im Spiegel des Kolosserbriefs. Stuttgart: Quell-Verlag, 1964.
 

Prayer
Dittman, Michael G. Paul's Use of Introductory Prayer in the Prison Epistle. Theological Research Exchange Network, 1996.


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