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High Definition Commentary: Philippians

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Philippians in High Definition

Lexham Press is presenting another first in cutting-edge resources for teachers and pastors! This study in Philippians inaugurates a brand-new series by Lexham Press, the High Definition Commentary. Not only does it provide discourse-based commentary, but also features custom-designed slides to use in your teaching. Each piece of artwork is tailored to illustrate the key ideas of the passage. Dr. Steve Runge, author of Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament highlights what you need to know to teach effectively from this book of the New Testament.

This commentary draws on the insights provided in the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament (6 Vols.), helping you identify the Apostle Paul's intent by examining the linguistic and literary clues in the text. The High Definition Commentary: Philippians is a one-of-a-kind Bible teaching tool, and only available from Lexham Press.

Divided into preachable chunks, Philippians features clear and concise big ideas of the passage, as well as custom-designed graphics that you can export directly for sermons or Bible studies. Dr. Runge applies his linguistic and exegetical expertise to guide your study and examines the flow of the book. A highly approachable and illustrative work, this expository commentary also uses real-life examples and stories.

Praise for High Definition Commentary: Philippians

Runge has offered the fruits of his labors in analyzing discourse features in Philippians. Not only is his work in this commentary illuminating, but he also supplies graphics that attractively communicate his main points. This is a perfect example of how scholars can simplify insights in a way that easily profits the pulpit and pew.

—Dr. Nijay Gupta, Assistant Professor of New Testament, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Top Highlights

“Paul’s goal in this section is to change the Philippians’ perspective on his circumstances. He wants them to see that what appears to be a bad thing is actually a good thing. Why? God is using it.” (Philippians 1:12–17)

“The path to honor, esteem, and authority for a slave or servant is humble, faithful submission.” (Philippians 1:1–11)

“It has to do with having a human perspective on our circumstances instead of seeing things from God’s perspective.” (Philippians 1:12–17)

“Choosing ‘slave of Christ’ for Philippians fits well with the themes of submission and sacrificial service.” (Philippians 1:1–11)

“If we allow our perspective toward the circumstances to prevail, it can make us utterly useless to God (see Ps 73:21–22)” (Philippians 1:12–17)

Product Details

  • Title: High Definition Commentary: Philippians
  • Author: Steven E. Runge
  • Series: High Definition Commentaries
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 7.5x9
  • ISBN: 9781577995920
Steven Runge

Steve Runge has a Doctor of Literature degree in biblical languages from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, supervised by Christo Van der Merwe. He currently serves as a research associate affiliated with the department of ancient studies at the University of Stellenbosch.

In preparation for his doctoral research, Steve completed several years of study in the linguistic fields of pragmatics and discourse grammar. This culminated in attending a workshop on discourse analysis offered by SIL/Wycliffe Bible Translators, facilitated by Stephen H. Levinsohn. He has also earned a Master of Theological Studies degree in biblical languages from Trinity Western Seminary in Langley, BC, and a BA in speech communication from Western Washington University.

Steve has served as a visiting professor teaching Greek discourse grammar at Knox Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Trinity Western University, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) while completing his education. He is very active in the church. He and his wife were married in 1990. They have two daughters, and live in Bellingham.

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  1. Matt DeVore

    Matt DeVore


  2. Doug Smith

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  3. Noah Shuler

    Noah Shuler


    An interesting perspective of "discourse analysis" has been applied by Dr. Runge for these commentaries. It is certainly useful to anyone trying to understand the thought and argument of Paul in this letter, but it works better in conjunction with a standard exegetical commentary, such as Gordon Fee's NICNT volume, than by itself. As a new type of commentary, Runge's volumes are useful and thought-provoking, but they should be used alongside traditional scholarship to provide the best balance of historically grounded exegesis and fresh analysis. Runge should be found on the shelf (or in the Logos Library) of any serious NT scholar that is interacting with the discourse of these NT books. Those with limited funds should acquire traditional commentaries before these specialized ones, but should come back to these if at all possible.
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