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Philippians 2:1-4 ( Exegetical paper)
Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Philippians 2: 1 - 4 Exegetical Analysis Introduction This paper is aimed at performing an exegetical analysis of Philippians 2:1-4, in order to establish the text, the genre and the integrity of the text, the author’s intended meaning, as well as the historical context, including the general historical-socio-logical-cultural setting and the specific occasion1, of the epistle.
Being part of one letter, written by Apostle Paul to his compatriots in Philippi – an outpost of the Roman Empire in the interior plain of eastern Macedonia3, the passage is generally considered a twofold appeal to unity and humility; where verses one and two contain Apostle Paul’s appeal to unity, based upon four shared experiences, and verses three and four – his appeal to humility4. Historical Context As Silva points out, the Epistle to the Philippians has been written by “a historical person to a historical church in a particular historical period”5 – respectively, Paul of Tarsus to the Christian church in Philippi, province of Macedonia, during the late 50s or early 60s when Paul was imprisoned for his activity6. The church in Philippi was founded by Paul himself7 in the early 1st century AD and became the first Christian congregation in Europe8. ...
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