Friendship and Finances in Philippi: The Letter of Paul to the Philippians / Edition 1

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Presents an exposition of Paul's letter following an introduction to the background and foreground of Paul and the Philippine letter. Applies insights from the social sciences and from Greco-Roman rhetoric to Philippians, distilling the benefits of these new disciplines for the study of this letter.

This work applies insights from the social sciences and from Greco-Roman rhetoric to Philippians, distilling the benefits of these new disciplines for the study of this letter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563381027
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Series: NT in Context Commentaries Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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Ben Witherington is an expert on the historical Jesus and New Testament.

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Table of Contents

1 Background and Foreground of Paul and the Phllippian Letter 1
2 Epistolary Prescript-1:1-2 30
3 Exordium and Thanksgiving Prayer-1:3-11 35
4 The Narratio-1:12-26 : Arrested Development 42
5 The Proposito-1:27-30 : Solid Citizens on Firm Footing 50
6 The Probatio-2:1-4:3 : The First Appeal: The Example of Christ-2:1-18 56
7 The Probatio-2:1-4:3 : The Second Appeal: The Paradigmatic Partners-2:10-30 75
8 The Probatio-2:1-4:3 : The Third Appeal: Paul vs. the Appalling Dogs-3:1-4:1 83
9 The Probatio-2:1-4:3 : The Fourth Appeal: Women at Odds 104
10 The Peroratio-4:4-20 : Division I: "Virtue as a Necessity"-4:4-9 110
11 The Peroratio-4:4-20 : Division II: "Giving and Receiving"-4:10-20 122
12 Epistolary Closing/Subscription-4:21-23 : "Caesar's Household" 134
Notes 139
Index of Biblical Passages 173
Index of Extra-Biblical References 176
Index of Modern Authors 178
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