Philippians is known for its famous christological hymn, which narrates the incarnation of Christ. Paul’s message, however, does not focus on Christology. Instead, his letter to the Philippians addresses the question of how to live as a Christian in a non-believing world. He urges the Philippians to live within society in a manner worthy of the gospel, singing the praises of the ultimate example of this behavior—the exalted Lord Jesus Christ.
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Derek R. Brown is a contributing editor at Logos Bible Software. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters of Christians Studies in New Testament Studies from Regent College.
Douglas Mangum is an academic editor for Lexham Press. He holds a PhD in Hebrew from the University of Free State and holds an MA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a Lexham English Bible and Lexham Research Commentaries editor, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, a Studies in Faithful Living co-author, a regular Bible Study Magazine contributor, and a frequently consulted specialist for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.