Usually full-length commentaries devote much of their space to surveying and evaluating the secondary literature—a useful but rarely a fresh or exciting venture. Baugh’s commentary is different. Every page reflects years of exacting study of primary sources—classical literature, inscriptions, the first-century historical context (especially the history of Ephesus, gleaned from both archaeological and documentary evidence), coupled with a profound commitment to biblical theology. This does not mean he spends so much time on the historical and literary contexts that he fails to study the letter itself: far from it. Rather, Baugh’s impressive learning is in service of understanding Ephesians. Baugh’s comments are invariably measured, judicious, the product of informed and careful scholarship, lightly worn. Mercifully, the excellent scholarship comes in readable prose, making this a thoroughly interesting and stimulating work. This is now unquestionably the best technical commentary on Ephesians.
—D. A. Carson on S. M. Baugh, Evangelical Exegetical Commetary: Ephesians.