The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


30. Philippians

Questions for Review

  1. What are the options regarding the date of Philippians?
  2. For whom was the city of Philippi named?
  3. What benefits did Philippi enjoy due to its status as a Roman colony?
  4. Who was Epaphroditus?
  5. Where in the text of Philippians do scholars find reasons to deny its literary integrity?
  6. What are some of the problems that Paul may have been addressing in Philippians?
  7. Why do some people call Philippians a letter of friendship?
  8. What are the main themes of the Christ hymn in Philippians 2?
  9. What are the different views of righteousness present in Philippians 3:3–11?
  10. What places are suggested as possible locations for Paul’s imprisonment as he wrote Philippians?