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Epistle to the Philippians
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Philippians, Letter to the
Philippians, Letter to the, Critical Issues Examines the composition, structure, and themes of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians at Philippi.
Philippians, Letter to the, Introduction to
Philippians, Letter to the A letter from the Apostle Paul to the church at Philippi, in Macedonia (northern Greece). Philippians is one of four so-called Prison Letters attributed to Paul, but it does not share many similarities with the other three (Colossians, Ephesians, and Philemon).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Philippians, Epistle to the
PHILIPPIANS, EPISTLE TO THE. Written by the apostle Paul to the church in the NE Macedonian city of Philippi, the letter to the Philippians is the eleventh book of the NT canon. It is traditionally referred to as one of Paul’s four “Prison” or “Captivity” Epistles, because in this letter as well as in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Philippians, Letter to the
PHILIPPIANS, LETTER TO THE One of Paul’s Prison Epistles.PreviewAuthorDate and OriginBackgroundTheological ThemesContentAuthor Philippians is like 2 Corinthians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and Philemon in that Paul shared its authorship with Timothy. The appearance of Timothy’s name
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Philippians, Letter of Paul to The
Philippians (fi-lip´ee-uhnz), Letter of Paul to the, one of the thirteen letters in the nt attributed to the apostle Paul. The letter is noted for its strong accents on joy and friendship, and this tone seems all the more remarkable considering it was written from prison (1:7, 13–14, 17) at a time when
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Philippians, Epistle to the (Writing)
PHILIPPIANS, EPISTLE TO THE. A hortatory letter written by the apostle Paul and addressed to the church at Philippi. Together with Colossians, Ephesians, and Philemon, it forms the fourfold cluster of the Prison Epistles.Background and DateThe Epistle to the Philippians finds its historical framework
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Philippians, Epistle to The
PHILIPPIANS, EPISTLE TO THE. The church at *Philippi was brought into being during the apostle’s second missionary journey, recorded in Acts 16:12–40. Paul’s letter to this Christian community has always been looked upon as a most personal and tender communication, although there is a noticeable change
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Philippians, Letter to The
Philippians, Letter to theOne of the “captivity” epistles (along with Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon), so called because of internal references to imprisonment (1:7, 12–14, 17, 19; 2:17). Philippians is one of Paul’s epistles that best reveals his own struggles and his ongoing relationships with
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Philippians, Letter to the (Writing)
Philippians, Letter to the. †The eleventh book of the New Testament, a letter from the apostle Paul to the Christians of the Macedonian city of Philippi.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Philippians, Letter to The
Philippians, letter to thePhilippians is a letter the apostle Paul wrote to the church in the city of Philippi in Macedonia, the first church he founded in Europe. It is the most personal of all of his letters. Although not a theological treatise, Philippians does have a great deal to say about God
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Philippians, Letter to The
PHILIPPIANS, LETTER TO THE A letter written by the apostle Paul to instruct the Philippians on the need for unity and to thank them for their kindness to him while he was being held in prison.
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