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In Ephesians Verse by Verse, Grant R. Osborne offers a clear exposition of this complex book. He serves as a trustworthy guide as he unpacks Ephesians, explaining what it meant in its first-century setting and how it applies to us today. Throughout he focuses on the exalted Christ who is lord of all, and the unity of the church as the new creation in Christ.

Paul here instructs children to obey those whom God has placed in authority over them. The children he addresses are old enough to make choices while still young enough to remain in the household. In the first-century Jewish world a boy was considered a man at the age of thirteen, at which time he was called bar mitzvah or “son of the commandment,” a term applied only since the Middle Ages to the
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