By Ben Witherington III
Skeptical of the fad between many biblical students to investigate Paul's brief, affectionate letter to the Philippians in mild of Greco-Roman letter-writing conventions, Ben Witherington as an alternative seems at Philippians as a masterful piece of long-distance oratory an extension of Paul's oral speech, dictated to a scribe and intended to be learn aloud to its recipients. Witherington examines Philippians in gentle of Greco-Roman rhetorical conventions, settling on Paul's objective, highlighting his details and his persuasive suggestions, and contemplating how his unique viewers could have heard and got Paul's message.
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