Mining an extraordinary amount of historical, linguistic, and archaeological research, Verhoef assesses the beginnings of the church at Philippi, then paints a portrait of changes during the next five centuries. For anybody seeking to understand Paul's epistle of joy, penned while in prison, this is a veritable gold mine. 144 pages, softcover. T. & T. Clark.
The book provides a introduction to Paul's Letter to the Philippians as well as to the history, development, and foundation of the Church in Philippi.
Verhoef expertly guides students through the key issues of interpretation surrounding Paul's writings to the Philippians, before covering the key events of the Church at Philippi with careful reference to the archaeologial remains present at Philippi today. What emerges is a careful guide to one of the most important canonical epistles, and one of the most important cities in early Christianity. Verhoef draws students' and scholars attention to key artefacts, illuminating aspects of the Early Church at Philippi and the work of Paul. This volume will be indispensable for those teaching and studying Paul's Letter to the Philippians and Early Christianity.
Dr Eduard Verhoef is a retired minister, Biblical Scholar and renowned expert on the community at Philippi.
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