With its user-friendly design, this commentary by Moisés Silva provides a substantive yet accessible discussion of Philippians to help pastors, students, and teachers understand and explain this letter.
Each passage is presented in three parts: Silva's own translation of the Greek text; exegesis and exposition of each unit of thought; and additional notes on textual matters. Throughout the commentary, Silva asks what is distinctive about this letter and shows how each passage contributes to Paul's overall argument.
The second edition has been updated to interact with important recent scholarship on Philippians and to fit the acclaimed BECNT design.
About the Author
Moisés Silva (PhD, University of Manchester) has taught New Testament at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
About the Series: The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
(BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.:
With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, these commentaries will be valued by students, professors, and pastors alike.
- All volumes feature the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text and are specifically designed with students and pastors in mind.
- The biblical author's central themes are developed throughout with each exegetical unit being related to the overall development of the biblical book.
- The user-friendly design includes shaded-text chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.
- Chapter outlines and overviews allow easy entry into the discussion and aid comprehension and recall.
- Additional notes comment on unique aspects of a book, problem passages, textual variants, and other critical issues.
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Publisher: Baker Book House
Publication Date: February 2005
ISBN 10: 0801026814
ISBN 13: 9780801026812
“Eschewing the encyclopedic approach to commentary writing, Silva has produced an informed and readable work on Philippians. Avoiding unnecessary exegetical rabbit trails in favor of Paul’s main themes, Silva’s analysis is consistently level headed. Long out of print, this second edition provides a new generation of students of the Bible access to Silva’s previous work, combined with his assessment of the past 15 years of scholarship.”
- Matthew Harmon, Westminster Bookstore Staff, April 2005