As one of a series of outstanding studies into the truth of the Word of God, this book “Philippians” provides details of what the Apostle Paul wrote to all the Philippian Christians in Christ Jesus, including the overseers and ministers. The Study Guide and New Translation from the Critical Greek Texts and Papyri are filled with the details and background of every chapter and verse of Paul’s letter regarding joy and encouragement to live their everyday lives focusing on the prize of the upward calling of God.
This book should help anyone wanting to learn the depths of the Book of Philippians. The layperson can use the Study Guide as reference when reading any popular version of the Bible, including the King James Version. It should serve very well as a primary source of Biblical research, reference, and Bible commentary. For the teacher and the preacher, the material should prove more than adequate in the preparation of accurate and detailed Bible Lessons and Sermons.
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The Book of Philippians is a letter (epistle) which was written by the Apostle Paul to all the holy-people in Christ Jesus, including the overseers and ministers, all the holy-people (Christians) who were in Philippi at that time. He may have written it during his imprisonment in Caesarea (Acts 23:33-27:2) or about 62/63 AD when he was a prisoner in Rome and stayed in his hired-house (Acts 28:16-31). He had first visited the city of Philippi about 53 AD and that is recorded in the Book of Acts chapter 16.
In this letter he teaches clearly that the source of every Christian's joy is Christ Jesus our Lord, and encourages us to live our lives pursuing the target which results in the prize of the upward calling of God.
The city of Philippi was a Roman colony, but had been originally named for Philip of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great. It was situated on a major highway about eight miles inland from its port, Neapolis, which is the modern Kavalla.