Philippians [Plagiarism Acknowledged]

Peter T. O'Brien

Philippians [Plagiarism Acknowledged]
Philippians [Plagiarism Acknowledged]

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Series: New International Greek Testament Commentary
Categories: Philippians
Tags: Technical

Book Information

Now out of print as withdrawn by publisher
see statement: http://eerdword.com/2016/08/15/eerdmans-statement-on-three-new-testament-commentaries/

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4.99230769964365 out of 5 based on 13 user ratings
Graham Ware March 6, 2015 5 5
I preached through Philippians in 2013, and picked up this commentary part way through, as I was wanting a more technical commentary. I was very, very happy with this choice. O'Brien's introduction is very solid, and his exegesis, while not bringing any big surprises, is very good. O'Brien doesn't interact a lot with the New Perspective, but isn't completely ignorant of it. O'Brien does of course take the more traditional reformed reading of Paul. But overall, this is a very, very good volume, worth investing in.
nathan_soper November 10, 2014 5 5
This commentary is fantastic, would definately recamend. Obviously as with all the editions in the NIGTC series, having greek is pretty important to understand and use this commentary. O'Brien actually comments on the greek text rather than an English bible and the analysis of the grammar and syntax can be pretty involved at times. There is really top class interaction with a multitude of other scholars work with fair and even haded weighing up of all the different options which often are manifold. A first class contribution to the study of Philippians and a worth addition to any budding scholar's bookcase. 5 stars.
Tim Challies July 29, 2013 5 5
The experts’ consensus is that O’Brien’s commentary is the best available. Because this is a volume in the NIGTC, it presupposes some experience with Greek. Carson says, “O’Brien has read and thought through everything of importance up to his date, with the result that he gives reasons for his exegetical decisions. At the same time, this commentary is theologically rich, even if its prose is sometimes pedestrian.” [Full Review]
Phillip J. Long June 21, 2012 5 5
Like most of the New International Greek Text Commentary, O’Brien’s contribution on Philippians is excellent and well worth the price. He finds interpolation theories lacking, causing more problems than they solve. The book was written by Paul during the Roman imprisonment to thank the church for their support and to warn them against Judaizing false teachers. He proceeds through the Greek text of Philippians phrase-by-phrase without transliteration, making both syntactical and lexical comments. He integrates into the body of the commentary theological observations as he interacts with a wide range of contemporary Pauline scholarship. He includes three short excursuses on the Christ Hymn (which he oddly called appendices). His comments on the phrase “taking the form of a servant” and Isaiah 53:12 are judicious, ultimately rejecting a certain connection between the two texts. [Full Review]
Scot McKnight August 2, 2009 4.90000009536743 5
The second one I consult is Peter O'Brien, which has all the characteristics of Fee but is five years older [Full Review]
The best commentary on the epistle to the Philippians is the work by Peter T. O'Brien. Because it is in the NIGTC series, it is more technical than the average commentary. Some knowledge of Greek is required to use it fully. O'Brien's comments are judicious and very helpful. Very highly recommended. [Full Review]
Derek Thomas September 21, 2008 5 5
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 5 5
D. A. Carson May 26, 2008 5 5

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