The book provides a introduction to Paul's Letter to the Philippians as well as to the history, development, and foundation of the Church in Philippi. Verhoef expertly guides students through the key issues of interpretation surrounding Paul's writings to the Philippians, before covering the key events of the Church at Philippi with careful reference to the archaeologial remains present at Philippi today. What emerges is a careful guide to one of the most important canonical epistles, and one of the most important cities in early Christianity. Verhoef draws students' and scholars attention to key artefacts, illuminating aspects of the Early Church at Philippi and the work of Paul. This volume will be indispensable for those teaching and studying Paul's Letter to the Philippians and Early Christianity.
Dr Eduard Verhoef is a retired minister, Biblical Scholar and renowned expert on the community at Philippi.
1. The Oldest History of Philippi 2. The First Century CE: A Christian Community Begins 3. The Epistle to the Philippians and Roman Philippi 4. Exegetical Issues 5. The Second Century: The Roman Character of Philippi is Increased 6. The Third Century: A Hidden Chapter 7. The Fourth Century: Christians Gain More Freedom 8. The Fifth Century: The Church's Presence is Enhanced 9. The Sixth Century: Solidification of the Christian Character 10. The End of the Philippian Church and of Philippi 11. A Survey 12. Bibliography 13. Philippi in Pictures