Top Philippians Resources

Now that I am about halfway through the quarter, I feel that I have a pretty good read on what Philippians resources are out there. So, I (humbly) offer here my favorite books on Philippians. For each category, I have tried to limit it to 2 items. That means that many resources I LOVE will not make the list, but for it to be a helpful list I wanted some restriction.

TOP TECHNICAL COMMENTARY

1. O’Brien (NIGTC)

2. Fee (NICNT)

 

TOP MODERATE-LENGTH COMMENTARY

1. Bockmuehl (BNTC)

2. Hooker (NIB)

TOP SHORT-LENGTH COMMENTARY

1. Fowl (THNT)

2. Flemming (Beacon)

TOP NON-MODERN COMMENTARY

1. Barth

2. John Chrysostom

MOST ANTICIPATED FUTURE COMMENTARY

1. N.T. Wright (ICC)

2. Paul Holloway (Hermeneia)

MOST USEFUL MONOGRAPHS ON PHILIPPIANS

1. Peter Oakes, Philippians: From People to Letter

2. TIE: Joseph Hellerman, Reconstructing Honor in Roman Philippi, AND Timothy Geoffrion, The Rhetoric Purpose and the Military and Political Character of Philippians: A Call to Stand Firm.

MOST USEFUL COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON PHILIPPIANS

1. Martin and Dodd, Where Christology Begins (essay writers include Dunn, Hurtado, Bauckham, Fowl, and more!)

 

Of course you are encouraged to list your favorite Philippians resources in comments!

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5 thoughts on “Top Philippians Resources

    • I like Silva as well in many ways, but it just couldn’t make the list!

      Also, though I own it, I only have it on LOGOS and sometimes I forget that it is in there! So, that is one of the challenges of an electronic library. I also tend to consult O’Brien and Hawthorne less because they are on LOGOS (because I forget!) whereas I have Fee, Reumann, Fowl, Hooker, and Bockmuehl in print. Oh well. Anyway, thanks for your input!

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