Philippians

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Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon (For Everyone)

by N. T. Wright

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Paul's Letter to the Philippians (NICNT)

by Gordon D. Fee

Accolades:

  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a clear and excellent commentary"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Philippians and Philemon (Paideia)

by James W. Thompson and Bruce W. Longenecker

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Philippians (BECNT)

by Moises Silva

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Philippians; "less technical, yet still very thorough"
  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Philippians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "insightful brief exposition"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Philippians (Interpretation)

by Fred Craddock

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Philippians (IVPNTC)

by Gordon D. Fee

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
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  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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Philippians (MNTC)

by John MacArthur

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
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Philippians (NIBC)

by F. F. Bruce

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Philippians (NIVAC)

by Frank Thielman

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Philippians; "useful in the preparation of sermons and lessons"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "outstanding exposition for pastors"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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Philippians (REC)

by Dennis E. Johnson

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Philippians (TNTC)

by Ralph P. Martin

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Philippians (WBC)

by Gerald F. Hawthorne and Ralph P. Martin

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Philippians; "for those who would like to consult another resource after checking O’Brien and/or Silva"
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "helpful Greek exegesis"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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The Epistle to Philippians (BNTC)

by Markus Bockmuehl

Accolades:

  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Philippians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "a helpful exposition"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help

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The Epistle to the Philippians (NIGTC)

by Peter T. O'Brien

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Philippians; "the best commentary on the epistle to the Philippians," "very highly recommended"
  • D. A. Carson: a "best buy" on Philippians
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended; "technical but enormously useful"

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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The Letter to the Philippians (PNTC)

by G. Walter Hansen

Audience:

  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses

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The Message of Philippians (BST)

by J. A. Motyer

Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Philippians; "his love for the word of God and for God who gave His word always shines"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help

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