The letter to the Philippians by G. Walter Hansen

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Published by William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., APOLLOS in Grand Rapids, Mich, Nottingham, England .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Book details

StatementG. Walter Hansen.
SeriesThe Pillar New Testament commentary, Pillar New Testament commentary
LC ClassificationsBS2705.53 .H35 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, 355 p. ;
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24060350M
ISBN 100802837379
ISBN 109780802837370
LC Control Number2009022366

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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.

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. 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.

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. Book of Philippians.

Suggested result. Philippians 1 [Full Chapter] [ Greetings from Paul] This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the church leaders and deacons.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 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. 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.

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. The letter to the Philippians book 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. 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. Paul had established the congregation in Philippi, in the.

province of Macedonia, and the 'Book of Philippians' is actually a. LETTER Paul wrote to this congregation, encouraging and commending. Introduction to Philippians AUTHOR: The apostle Paul (), joined in his salutation by al references by the author (Phl ; ; ; ) are certainly consistent with what we know of Paul from other New Testament 's authorship of this letter is also supported by the testimony of early "church fathers" such as Polycarp and Irenaeus.

Published on Watch our overview video on the book of Philippians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its. 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 by: Blue Letter Bible is a free, searchable online Bible program providing access to many different Bible translations including: KJV, NKJV, NLT, ESV, NASB and many others.

In addition, in-depth study tools are provided on the site with access to commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other theological resources.

Polycarp was a great man of God, martyred in Smyrna, and friend and student of the Apostle John. He also knew and had read many of Paul’s letters, as evidenced in his own letter to the Philippians. Well worth reading/5(20). 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 book of Philippians is a powerful letter of encouragement. Paul prays for the church to grow in knowledge and depth of insight so we will be filled with the fruit of righteousness.

He then shares several key things on how to do this. The main themes that run through Philippians are imitating Christ’s example and rejoicing in every. 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. The theme of the letter is joy, and the key verse is Philippians "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!" The following 20 multiple choice questions have been prepared for you to answer as you read the book of Philippians. Record what you believe to be the correct answer.

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 ). Some have argued that. The book of Philippians shows how living as a Christian means seeing your own story as a living expression of Jesus' story.

Knowing Jesus is a deeply personal and transformative encounter. Stay connected amidst social distancing — receive. 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 ().

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.

Eerdmans Publishing Co. A few other interrelated themes are worth pointing out. Philippians is an unusually warm and deeply personal letter. Paul’s pen drips with affection and appreciation for the saints in Philippi. And yet, the Philippian letter also contains some of the most precise theology (specifically, Christology) in all the Bible (Phil.

The letter finishes with Paul thanking them for their gifts and commending them to God in prayer. Notes & Quotes: The letter to the Philippians is a valuable reminder that God is in our situation, no matter where we are or how bad it seems.

We hope this outline of Philippians will help you as you endeavor to study God’s letter to you. Philippi was named after Philip II of Macedon, who was the father of Alexander the Great.

Philippi was in an area of Greek or Thracian control until gold was discovered at a nearby mountain. Settlers from the nearby island of Thasos seized the area. 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). This book is known as one of Paul's "prison epistles" (Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians).

From internal considerations it appears that Colossians, Ephesians, and Philemon were written early during Paul's Roman imprisonment and taken together to Asia Minor by Tychicus (Col.

; Eph. Philippians has a different tone. 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.

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.

Stand Firm in the Lord. 1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you must stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. 2 I urge Euodia and Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

3 Yes, and I ask you, my true yokefellow, to help these women who have labored with me for the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in.

Book of Philippians is a letter from Paul and Timothy to Christians in the city of Philippi. Philippians was among the last letters Paul penned, having written it from Roman custody sometime around 61 AD.

The Philippians volume is one of the most articulate and practical modern commentaries on the letter to the Philippians.

While Hansen is no Philippians, is an New Testament commentary, written by G. Walter Hansen and published by Eerdmans Publishing/5. 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). Philippians is the most unusual letter Paul wrote.

Instead of writing to correct doctrinal matters, he writes a “thank you” letter to the church at Philippi that had been so generous in supporting him over the years. Paul, Timothy, Luke, and Silas first came to Philippi in A.D.

51, eleven years before he wrote the Book of Philippians. Read this book on Questia. Read the full-text online edition of Paul's Letter to the Philippians (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Paul's Letter to the — and the many new directions that Philippians studies have taken — has called for a.

Concluding Summary of Philippians Paul's letter to the Philippians is largely a message of encouragement while Paul is in prison. He tells them to not be discouraged by his imprisonment, and he appears to be giving them instructions in the event that he becomes a martyr for his faith in Jesus Christ.

Philippians is not an essay or treatise of any kind but a personal letter to beloved friends; and it runs along in the same somewhat rambling fashion of any personal letter. Nevertheless, some of Paul's profoundest teaching is presented in this priceless little letter. letter that can better be understood within the context of Philippi’s history: 1.

Paul wrote to the Philippians from his Roman prison concerning the progress of the gospel among “the praetorian guard” (). This would have had special meaning to the veterans and citizens in Philippi.

Paul does not mention this guard in any other place. Size: 95KB. IN The Letter to the Philippians [PNTC] Hansen's approach is simple: write a commentary that engages the original text and other critical sources, and articulate that information in a way that is specifically geared for all members of a diverse audience that includes, pastors, students, and scholars while also serving matetrs of discipleship/5(2).The Letter to the Philippians G.

Walter Hansen Grand Rapids Hansen has produced an up-to-date, readable commentary on Paul’s letter to the Philippians that will contribute to meeting the needs of serious pastors and Bible teachers.Philippians was for a long time my favorite Pauline letter, back in my late teens when I was first starting to read the Bible.

It contains the first verse I ever memorized: “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” (); and it is the first book that, a couple of years later, I committed completely to memory, word for word.

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