First up is Kenneth E. Bailey's Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: Critical Studies in 1 Corinthians (IVP, 2011).
Here's the blurb:
In this groundbreaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, Kenneth Bailey examines this canonical letter through Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and through the Mediterranean context of its Corinthian recipients. Uncovering the letter's roots in the Hebrew prophetic tradition, its intentional theological organization and its rhetorical reference to Near Eastern cultural practices, Bailey allows us to see the full scope of Paul's response to a community in crisis.If you are observant you will notice that I tried to give this book away a few weeks back. I announced the winner, but he never claimed the book. Thus I am trying once again to give it away. If you enter don't forget to check back next Friday to see if you win. See the details below on how to enter.
Second up is the NIV Greek and English New Testament (Zondervan, 2012). Here is the blurb.
Now if you want to win one of these two books here is what you must do. Enter your name below and tell me which of these two books you are hoping to win. I will randomly choose two readers next Friday and post the names of the two winners. You will have until Monday, December 17th to claim the book. As soon as I hear from the winner I will mail the book so you can have it for Christmas.
IF YOU DON"T CHECK BACK TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE I WILL GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE AND WILL SEND YOU COAL INSTEAD.