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Philippians is considered one of Paul's most encouraging letters. In this volume from the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series, Mark J. Keown shows how Paul appeals to Christ's exemplary acts of humility and sacrifice to encourage believers to live worthy of the gospel in every aspect of life. He draws attention to the pastoral heart of the imprisoned Paul, who warns the Philippians against false teachers while calling them to demonstrate their imitation of Christ through a commitment to mission and "radical generosity."
Through rigorous examination of the original Greek text and engagement with the latest scholarship, Keown delivers an in-depth commentary on Philippians that captures the message of Paul's encouraging letter for believers today.
About the Series
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series incorporates the latest in critical biblical scholarship and is written from a distinctly evangelical perspective. Each comprehensive volume combines historical and literary explanations with insights for understanding the text within the Bible's larger story and applying it to everyday life.
Number of Pages: 624
Vendor: Lexham Press
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Series: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary
Philippians Verse by Verse: Osborne New Testament CommentariesGrant R. OsborneLexham Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great Exegesis!November 16, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Volume 2 covers Philippians 2:19-4:23 in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series, and continues the thoroughness found in the first volume. With indices, it runs to almost 570 pages. Just like the first volume on Philippians, its claim to fame is detailed exegesis. Other major tomes addressing Philippians on the exegetical level often run on side paths that many Bible students think go nowhere. I so appreciate that this volume is always wrestling with the text.
As a case in point, check out the commentary on Philippians 4:13. In six pages of commentary, every word is thoroughly investigated. Options are weighed and conclusions are explained. Hard questions are not dodged either. After all the exegetical work, he explains the major interpretive issues. How wide is the application of this famous verse? He doesnt just spout off an answer, and though he warns against taking in too wide a direction, he explains why we can take it farther than the narrowest interpretation with good reason. Its in places like that we discover the commentators skill found in this volume.
In every passage he gives an introduction for the passage itself, followed by the portion of outline in play, translation, textual notes, and all followed by detailed commentary. This is where the commentary is impressive. Though it might be lengthier than many will want for Philippians, theres no doubt that it addresses every exegetical issue imaginable. In other words, its not going to miss something that you think ought to be discussed. What makes it superior to many other major commentaries of great length is that its bulk is not made up of esoteric, somewhat off-topic discussion. No, he gives us mostly exegesis.
I predict that this commentary will prove to be widely used in the years ahead. I highly recommend it.
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