Paul's Letter to the Philippians

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jul 14, 1995 - Religion - 497 pages
. . . 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 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has become recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike as a critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition.

While based on a thorough study of the Greek text, the commentary introductions and expositions contain a minimum of Greek references. The NICNT authors evaluate significant textual problems and take into account the most important exegetical literature. More technical aspects — such as grammatical, textual, and historical problems — are dealt with in footnotes, special notes, and appendixes.

Under the general editorship of three outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England), and now Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia) — the NICNT series has continued to develop over the years. In order to keep the commentary new and conversant with contemporary scholarship, the NICNT volumes have been — and will be — revised or replaced as necessary.

The newer NICNT volumes in particular take into account the role of recent rhetorical and sociological inquiry in elucidating the meaning of the text, and they also exhibit concern for the theology and application of the text. As the NICNT series is ever brought up to date, it will continue to find ongoing usefulness as an established guide to the New Testament text.

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Contents

THE PHILIPPIANS AFFAIRS EXHORTATION TO STEADFASTNESS AND UNITY 127218
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WHATS NEXTREGARDING PAULS AND THEIR AFFAIRS 21930
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THEIR AFFAIRS AGAIN 3143
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CONCLUDING MATTERS 4423
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SUBJECTS
463
AUTHORS
468
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
476
EARLY EXTRABIBLICAL LITERATURE
491

ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPIANS
54
INTRODUCTORY MATTERS 1111
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PAULS AFFAIRS REFLECTIONS ON IMPRISONMENT 11226
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GREEK WORDS
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Page 407 - To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
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Page 9 - For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.
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Page 311 - I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

About the author (1995)

Gordon D. Fee is professor of New Testament studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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