The Letter to the Philippians
Written by Paul while in prison at Rome, the Letter to the Philippians is concerned with the theological identification of Jesus both as God and human. Known as the "Epistle of Joy", it is a letter of encouragement to his dearest of friends. Barclay provides an introduction to the book before proceeding to a line-by-line, verse-by-verse discussion of the text and its meaning. The author has a very good understanding of the history and background of the letter, and shows detailed knowledge of the language used by Paul. Barclay's commentary sheds light on the reasons for Paul's letters and clearly explains the specific guidance Paul was offering to the Philippians. 124 pages.