The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction

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30. Philippians

Questions for Research and Discussion

  1. What relationship exists between Acts 16 and the book of Philippians?
  2. What role does the integrity (or lack thereof) of Philippians play when interpreting the text of Philippians itself?
  3. Discuss the nature, influence, and importance of Philippians 2:6–11.
  4. How does the material in Philippians 3:3–11 match up with Paul’s view of the law as seen elsewhere in his letters (especially in Galatians and Romans)?
  5. Why is the provenance of Philippians important to a reader of Philippians?