Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: Philippians
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Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.

The letter from Paul known as the "epistle of joy" is a thank-you note to the believers at Philippi for their help in his hour of need, and also provides instruction them on Christian unity. His central thought is simple: only in Jesus are real unity and joy possible. This commentary pulls the rich truth from this letter and makes it live for us today.

About the Author:
F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was a lecturer in Greek at the Universities of Edinburgh and Leeds, then Head of the new Department of Biblical History and Literature at Sheffield University. He was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester from 1959 until his retirement in 1978.