He was appointed Professor of Biblical Literature in the United Presbyterian Divinity Hall in 1843. Going beyond questions of authorship, date, sources, and historicity, respected linguist and teacher Gundry offers a one-volume exposition of the New Testament that focuses on what is most useful for preaching, teaching, and individual study--what the biblical text really means. Thielman gives equal attention to the original context and to contemporary application. Note that Paul is not scolding them for taking so long, but rather praising their generosity when his circumstances gave them one more opportunity to help! Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. Gundry PhD, Manchester University is scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Who this faithful partner was, we have no way of knowing. Watch videos featuring the textbook authors, test your knowledge with quizzes and flashcards, and more.
In this letter Paul explains his circumstances, thanks Christians living in Philippi for a recent financial gift, exhorts them to practice Christian virtues, and warns against heretics. Verse 22 All God's people here. You know this as well as I do. If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download? Verse 9 Put into practice. By resurrection from the dead identifies the occasion of this investment compare Acts 2:29—36. So this encouragement has the purpose of ensuring endurance—that is, perseverance as opposed to apostasy—for the attainment of final salvation.
This selection is from Gundrys Commentary on the New Testament. Robert Horton Gundry is Westmont College's Scholar-in-Residence after retiring from a teaching career of nearly forty years. He was simply the best exegete of his generation. Philippians 4:6 shows that the Christian must actively reach out to God to receive God's peace. Delve Deeper into God's Word In this verse-by-verse commentary, Robert Gundry offers a fresh, literal translation and a reliable exposition of Scripture for today's readers. Incessantly adds persistence to intensity. According to 2:12—13; 7:4—16 Titus was returning from Corinth, probably after carrying that letter to Corinth.
A Spiritual gift is a gift given to Christians by the Holy Spirit—hence the capitalization in Spiritual. Would Paul be in actual need, when there were so many Christians in Rome??? Subsequent chapters contain a translation and analysis of the above texts, a study of contexts, key concepts and images, suggestions for reflection on the contemporary significance of the hymn, and an annotated bibliography. So technical questions are avoided almost entirely, and the commentary concentrates on what will prove useful for understanding the scriptural text as a basis for your personal life as a Christian, for discussion with others, and for teaching and preaching. From God, our Father, and the Lord, Jesus Christ transforms an expected greeting from Paul into a greeting from God and Jesus Christ the Lord, so that once more the authority of this letter is underscored. Literal translation also produces some politically incorrect English.
See Matthew 6:25-34 and notes. This feature of Bible teaching is very faintly realized by many. Here Paul follows the custom and includes both a thanksgiving and a prayer to establish rapport with the Roman Christians, because most of them are personally unacquainted with him. Pastors, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and laypeople will welcome Gundry's nontechnical explanations and clarifications. Under Claudius and Nero they were people of real importance.
Group discussion, teaching, and preaching all involve speaking aloud, of course, and when the New Testament was written, even private reading was done aloud. The Christian is constantly faced with choices, and because he is new 2 Corinthians 5:17 , he must purposely fill his or her mind with those things that are good and deserve praise!!! Delve Deeper into Gods Word In this verse-by-verse commentary, Robert Gundry offers a fresh, literal translation and a reliable exposition of Scripture for todays readers. Verse 3 My faithful partner. Paul had given them priceless spiritual gifts! He wanted to warn them about false teachers and encourage them to remain steadfast in the truth. His widely acclaimed commentaries on Paul's epistles prompted his appointment to the New Testament committee engaged in preparing the Revised Version of the Bible in English.
For the sake of his name means to bring Jesus Christ honor by getting Gentiles to confess him as Lord and to call on him as such for their salvation 10:9—10, 13. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations. In it, he addresses many challenging aspects of the Christian life such as joy, humility, and spiritual unity. Our Lord designates Jesus Christ the owner and master of believers and therefore the one to whom they owe obedience and worship. This selection is from Gundry's Commentary on the New Testament. Author by : Mark J.
The electronic version has been broken into segments for your convenience and affordability, though if you like what you find here you may want to consider the whole at a proportionately lower cost. The best commentary on the epistle to the Philippians is the work by Peter T. Verse 11 And I am not. God as the Father of believers 1:2 now shifts to God as the God and Father of Jesus Christ, and our shifts from Father 1:2 to Jesus Christ as our Lord. If you have any questions, please review our or email us at.
For those who would like something a little less technical, yet still very thorough, I would recommend the commentary by Moises Silva. Gundry's commentary on this profound book will help readers grasp one of the most valued parts of Scripture. He expands this greeting to include all the Christians at Rome. And just as Holy described the Scriptures as belonging to a different category from other writings because of divine inspiration, of Holiness describes the Spirit as belonging to a different category from human, angelic, and demonic spirits because of divinity. This selection is from Gundry's Commentary on the New Testament.
His love for the word of God and for God who gave His word always shines through. In this letter Paul explains his circumstances, thanks Christians living in Philippi for a recent financial gift, exhorts them to practice Christian virtues, and warns against heretics. The pressure of persecution is particularly in view compare 1 Corinthians 16:9. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations. The knowledge of his presence brings encouragement. In this letter Paul explains his circumstances, thanks Christians living in Philippi for a recent financial gift, exhorts them to practice Christian virtues, and warns against heretics. As a language, Greek has a much greater tendency than English does to omit words meant to be supplied mentally.