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Paul's gift from Philippi : conventions of gift-exchange and Christian giving

Author: Gerald W Peterman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 92.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a study of Paul's response to the financial help he received from the church in Philippi whilst he was a prisoner in Rome. Philippians 4.10-20 has always puzzled commentators because of its seemingly strained and tortured mode of thanks. Word studies, psychological studies and literary studies have all failed to provide insight into the text, which is unique in the Pauline corpus. Using contemporary
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Genre/Form: Philipperbrief 4, 10-20
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paul, saint); Paulus (Apostel).; Paulus (Apostel); Paulus, Apostel Heiliger; Paulus, Apostel Heiliger.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald W Peterman
ISBN: 0521572207 9780521572200
OCLC Number: 34576640
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Kings College, London, 1992.
Description: xi, 246 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Giving and receiving in the Old Testament and extra-biblical Jewish Literature --
3. Giving and receiving in the Greco-Roman world --
4. Partnership in Philippians 1-2 --
5. Philippians 4.10-20: Paul's 'thank-you' section? --
6. Giving and receiving elsewhere in Paul's letters --
7. Conclusions and implications --
App. A. A selection of texts from Seneca --
App. C. The support of wandering preachers and philosophers --
Index of Greco-Roman authors, papyri and inscriptions --
Index of biblical books with Apocrypha and Fathers.
Series Title: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 92.
Responsibility: G.W. Peterman.
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