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Lexham Bible Guide: Colossians

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Paul’s central message in Colossians is the affirmation of the sufficiency of Christ in the face of false philosophy in Colossae and the threat it posed to the truth of the gospel. Throughout the letter Paul reiterates the importance of understanding Christ’s identity. Paul draws on this Christology throughout the letter to alleviate the Colossians’ fears of powers, rulers, and “elemental spirits” and reaffirm the sufficiency of Christ in the face of the “empty philosophy” in Colossae.

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Contents

The Lexham Bible Guide provides the following for each literary unit:

  • Customizable media slides for use in the classroom
  • An introductory overview
  • An outline of the unit’s structure and biblical significance
  • A summary and explanation of key words, important facts, and controversial issues
  • A listing and description of related literature for further study
  • An application overview
  • Concluding thoughts

Product Details

  • Title: Lexham Bible Guide: Colossians
  • Author: Derek R. Brown
  • Editor: Douglas Mangum
  • Series: Lexham Bible Guides
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2013

About the Author

Derek R. Brown is an academic editor for Lexham Press. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh, a MCS in New Testament Studies from Regent College, and a BSc in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon. He is a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, a Studies in Faithful Living co-author, a Lexham Bible Guide co-author, and a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor.

About the Editor

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 Bible Guide 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.