5 edition of Paul"s Letter to the Philippians found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|Statement||by Gordon D. Fee.|
|Series||The New international commentary on the New Testament|
|LC Classifications||BS2705.3 .G67 1995|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xlvi, 497 p. :|
|Number of Pages||497|
|LC Control Number||95017640|
A second recurring theme of Philippians is that of attitude or mentality. The epistle instructs the believer concerning his inner life—the world of his feelings, thoughts, and dispositions. The book being, in actuality, a letter addressed to a local church, it is not surprising that the attitude most emphatically enjoined is that of unity. Philippians New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Paul’s Prayer for the Philippians. 3 I thank my God every time I remember you, 4 constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, 5 because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by .
Paul's Letter to the Philippians by Gordon D. Fee, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The early church was unanimous in its testimony that Philippians was written by the apostle Paul (see ). Internally the letter reveals the stamp of genuineness. The many personal references of the author fit what we know of Paul from other NT books. It is evident that Paul wrote the letter from prison (see –14).
Here is how I explain it in my book The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. ***** The Unity of the Letter. The first two chapters of Philippians sound very much like a friendship letter written by Paul to his converts. The occasion of the letter is reasonably evident (see especially –30). Epaphroditus brought the gift from the Philippians to the apostle at Rome (Phil. , 18; ), spends some time helping Paul, and then returns to the church with the letter from Paul (). Paul takes advantage of the opportunity to encourage them to continue in unity and steadfastness (; , 3; , 2; ).
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The Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians to thank them. They had sent him a financial gift through a man named Epaphroditus. Epaphroditus also went above and beyond to help Paul with his work (Philippians ).
Additionally, the Philippian church supported Paul when he was imprisoned before (Acts 16). So part of the reason Paul. Letter of Paul to the Philippians, New Testament letter written by Paul the Apostle, while he was in prison (probably at Rome about ad 62), and addressed to the Christian congregation he had established in Macedonia.
Apprehensive that his execution was close at hand, yet hoping somehow to visit the Philippians again, Paul explains that he was imprisoned.
Philippians is one of Paul’s shortest letters and one of the smallest books in the New Testament but there are such powerful teachings in this little dynamo. Check out this commentary, summary and key verses from the book of Philiipians. A letter written by Paul to the church in the city of Philippi, the first Christian church in the province of Macedonia; the eleventh book in the NT canon.
Paul and the Philippian church The church in Philippi was founded by Paul and his party on his so-called second missionary journey as related in the eyewitness account (a “we-section. There has never been any serious doubt as to the authorship of the letter to the Philippians.
Paul claims to have written it (; on the relationship of Timothy to the writing of the letter see, “Lesson 2: The Greeting”) and when compared to say Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians, all the internal characteristics of language, style.
There is far too much to comment on in a short review, but this great book deserves reading from cover to cover. Pauls Letter to the Philippians book, though not often seen as integral to understanding Paul's theology, is a very important window into Paul's heart.
This volume is a great study of this short letter. It also reminds me that I really enjoy the NICNT series/5(40). Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 3 Leader’s Summary: Miles O’Neill Welcome to Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
This Epistle is a powerful book to study as a group because it is written to a group yet with a very personal tone. I am excited that you are taking the time to lead others through it.
I call this the “fight club” book. Paul's Letter to the Philippians by Gordon Fee is in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) series published by Eerdmans. In this important commentary on this gem of a letter, Fee delves deeply into Paul's thought and Paul's world/5.
The joy of the Christian experience is the dominant theme running through the book of Philippians. The words "joy" and "rejoice" are used 16 times in the epistle. The Apostle Paul wrote the letter to express his gratitude and affection for the Philippian church, his strongest supporters in ministry.
THE LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS. Philippi, in northeastern Greece, was a city of some importance in the Roman province of Macedonia. Lying on the great road from the Adriatic coast to Byzantium, the Via Egnatia, and in the midst of rich agricultural plains near the gold deposits of Mt.
Pangaeus, it was in Paul’s day a Roman town (), with a Greek-Macedonian population and. In Philippians Paul makes a reference to the “whole palace guard.” In Philippians he refers to the saints of “Caesar’s household.” Finally, in Paul states that the Philippians sent aid to Paul while he was in Thessalonica.
This would seem to indicate a later date for the writing of the letter. The Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians is one of his 4 Captivity Letters, along with Ephesians (which precedes it), Colossians (which follows it), and Philemon in the New Testament of the Bible.
Paul established the first Christian community at Philippi in Europe on his Second Missionary Journey (Acts - ).While he was in Asia Minor, he had planned to travel. Many beneficial things are found in Fee’s commentary on Philippians: 1) There is no one better than Fee at tracing Paul’s flow of thought.
Fee is always thinking contextually. His is the opposite of atomistic exegesis. 2) He shows how Greco-Roman /5(15). Interprets Paul’s letter in light of its rhetorical content and cultural context Skeptical of the trend among many biblical scholars to analyze Paul’s short, affectionate letter to the Philippians in light of Greco-Roman letter-writing conventions, Ben Witherington instead looks at Philippians as a masterful piece of long-distance oratory ― an extension of Paul’s oral speech, /5(9).
The book of Philippians is a Prison Epistle (letter written while in prison). Paul wrote it about 62 A.D. as he anticipated his release from prison. They key personalities are the Apostle Paul, Timothy, Epaphroditus, Euodia, and Syntyche. It was written to show his appreciation and love to the Philippians in a thank-you letter for their.
Proud though the Philippians might be to be citizens of Rome; their destiny was heavenly citizenship. Another matter with which Paul had to deal in this letter, was to express gratitude for the support that he had received from the Philippians, in particular the gifts they had sent which he had received from Epaphroditus ().
Joy is a central theme in the book of Philippians. There are 15 explicit references to some form of either the noun “joy” (chara in Greek) or the verb “rejoice” (chairo) in this short letter.
Paul prays for the Philippian believers with joy (chara) because of their partnership with him in the gospel.(). undertaken to provide earnest students of the New Testament with an exposition that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship and at the same time loyal to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.
This statement reflects the underlying purpose of The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Begun in the late s by an international team of New /5(3). New Testament scholar, ground breaking textual critic, and editor of the NICNT series, Gordon D. Fee offers us comprehensive, accessible, and eminently readable commentary on one of Paul's most personal letters in, The Letter to the Philippians [NICNT].Fee provides us with an insightful comparison of Philippians to two types of letters in the Greco-Roman world, friendship letters Brand: Wm.
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Publishing Company. New Testament scholar, ground breaking textual critic, and editor of the NICNT series, Gordon D. Fee offers us comprehensive, accessible, and eminently readable commentary on one of Paul's most personal letters in, The Letter to the Philippians [NICNT].Fee provides us with an insightful comparison of Philippians to two types of letters in the Greco-Roman world, friendship letters Format: Ebook.
Author: Philippians identifies the author of the Book of Philippians as the apostle Paul, likely along with the help of Timothy. Date of Writing: The Book of Philippians was written in approximately A.D.
Purpose of Writing: The Epistle to the Philippians, one of Paul’s prison epistles, was written in Rome. It was at Philippi, which the apostle visited on his second .Paul urges the Philippians to have humility, which in this letter means to put other first and consciously seek what is est for others over what may be best for one's self.
Paul indicates to the Philippians that suffering can actually have all of the following positive effects except.