The book provides an introduction to Paul’s letter to the Philippians as well as to the history, development, and foundation of the church in Philippi. Eduard Verhoef expertly guides readers through the issues of interpretation surrounding Paul’s letter and also covers the key events of the church with careful reference to the archaeological remains present at Philippi today. What emerges is a careful guide to one of the most important canonical epistles and one of the most important cities in early Christianity. Verhoef draws attention to key artifacts, illuminating the work of Paul. This volume is indispensable for those teaching and studying the book of Philippians and early Christianity.
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Mining an extraordinary amount of historical, linguistic, and archaeological research, Verhoef assesses the beginnings of the church at Philippi, then paints a portrait of changes during the next five centuries. For anybody seeking to understand Paul’s epistle of joy, penned while in prison, this is a veritable gold mine.
—The Religious Book Club