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Philippians is considered one of Paul’s most encouraging letters. Mark Keown shows how Paul appeals to Christ’s exemplary acts of humility and sacrifice to encourage believers to live worthy of the gospel in every aspect of life. He draws attention to the pastoral heart of the imprisoned Paul, who warns the Philippians against false teachers while calling them to demonstrate their imitation of Christ through a commitment to mission and “radical generosity.” Through rigorous examination of the original Greek text and engagement with the latest scholarship, Keown delivers an in-depth commentary on Philippians that captures the message of Paul’s encouraging letter for believers today.
Part 1 of Hebrews and the Temple is a comprehensive survey of attitudes to the temple in the literature of Second Temple Judaism, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Part 2 examines temple symbolism in Hebrews. Philip Church argues that the apparent silence of Hebrews concerning the temple does not mean that the writer is not interested in the temple. The Christian believers to whom the letter was written seem to have been attracted to the Jerusalem temple and its ritual. He writes to encourage them to abandon their preoccupation with it and instead to follow Jesus and bear the reproach he bore.