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Bibl. ref. & index; 2nd ed. revised & expanded.

Review Quotes:

“All who want a sound exegetical basis for their preaching and are prepared to wrestle with the Greek text will find that this is an ideal piece of work.”

Biographical Note:

Moisés Silva (Ph.D., University of Manchester) has authored or coauthored several works, including I nterpreting Galatians; Invitation to the Septuagint (with Karen H. Jobes); An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics (with Walter C. Kaiser Jr.); and God, Language, and Scripture.

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Moisés Silva provides a substantive yet accessible discussion of Philippians to help students, teachers, and pastors better understand and explain this letter.

“A well-researched and helpful guide for understanding Paul’s letter. . . . One of the best commentaries available on Philippians.”
— David E. GarlandReview and Expositor

“One cannot but be impressed with Silva’s skill as an exegete. His extreme care in analyzing the text, his thorough understanding of the original language, his grasp of linguistic subtleties, his mastery of secondary sources–all combine to provide the reader with an excellent commentary.”
— Gerald F. HawthorneThemelios

“The exegetical discussion is fresh and vigorous, with good use being made of some of the ancient commentators and a judicious selection of the modern ones. . . . All who want a sound exegetical basis for their preaching and are prepared to wrestle with the Greek text will find that this is an ideal piece of work.”
— I. Howard MarshallEvangelical Quarterly

“An attractive exegesis of the letter with the minimum of distractions, yet in dialogue with other scholars.”
— Expository Times

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With its user-friendly design, this commentary by Moisés Silva provides a substantive yet accessible discussion of Philippians to help pastors, students, and teachers understand and explain this letter.

Each passage is presented in three parts: Silva’s own translation of the Greek text; exegesis and exposition of each unit of thought; and additional notes on textual matters. Throughout the commentary, Silva asks what is distinctive about this letter and shows how each passage contributes to Paul’s overall argument.

The second edition has been updated to interact with important recent scholarship on Philippians and to incorporate the well-regarded BECNT layout.

Contributor Bio:  Silva, Mois
Moisés Silva (PhD, University of Manchester) has taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He lives in Litchfield, Michigan.