Phillipians is Paul's letter of encouragement to a church that has done their best to be obedient to his words and teachings. Paul gives them gratitude and then follows it with encouragement and a prescription for unity. Frank Thielman has written From Plight to Solution: A Jewish Framework for Understanding Paul 's Views of the Law in Galatians and Romans, as well as articles for various scholarly publications.
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Frank Thielman (PhD, Duke University) is Presbyterian professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Philippians in the NIV Application Commentary series. SPANISH BIO: Frank Thielman es profesor de Exegesis Griega en la Beeson Divinity School desde 1989. Es un reconocido erudito en el Nuevo Testamento, y experto en el estudio de las epistolas de Pablo.
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