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Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 43, Philippians Hardcover – July 15, 1983


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  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1ST edition (July 15, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849902428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849902420
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,126,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gerald F. Hawthorne is Professor of Greek Emeritus, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, where he served on the faculty from 1953 to 1995. He is the author of The Presence and the Power: The Significance of the Holy Spirit in the Life and Ministry of Jesus and editor, with Ralph P. Martin, of Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. He received the B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wheaton College and the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doug Erlandson TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The volume in the Word Biblical Commentary on Philippians was originally written by the late Gerald Hawthorne (professor of Greek at Wheaton College for many years) and was updated and revised by Ralph Martin. All in all, this is a stellar work. Although containing enough technical material for the most scholarly of students, it is also clearly written and straightforward enough that someone without a knowledge of Greek and who is looking to get an overview of the book (or for that matter a particular passage) will be able to use the commentary profitably.

Hawthorne/Martin use their own translation of the text. On the whole it appears to be an accurate rendition of the Greek and is sensitive to those passages where there are alternative translations. (I have not compared the translation in the Hawthorne/Martin edition with the original in any detail, so I can't say just how much revision has taken place in the translation found in the newer edition. However, I sense that they are similar.)

Of the several commentaries on Philippians I own, this is definitely one of the best. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking to do a serious study on this epistle.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Marc Axelrod VINE VOICE on November 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I occasionally preach from the book of Philippians, and I think that this is my favorite commentary on the book. Martin and Hawthorne have given us a thorough discussion of the Greek text. They show the beautiful chiastic structure of the Christ hymn in Philippians 2:5-11.

I also enjoyed the deep and revealing discussion of the key words in Philippians 1:9-11. After reading this commentary, there's almost no need to consult any of the other heavy duty commentaries, because this one covers the issues so well.

Obrien in the NIGTC series is excellent, but for preaching purposes, this is my favorite.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rob on May 4, 2013
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I own several commentaries on Philippians and this is one of my favorite. I especially enjoy Martin's revised notes, it is interesting to read Hawthorne's original work when he disagrees with Martin. I have Martin's commentary on Philippians both are good but Hawthorne is extremely helpful on technicalities with in the Greek so I prefer it over most other Philippian commentaries.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jordan Atkinson on June 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Of other WBC New Testament commentaries I have read, Philippians is my least favorite. Like Silva, Hawthorne/Martin offer their own translation. Unlike Silva, Hawthorne/Martin often depart from traditional translations, which in most instances produces far-fetched conclusions. Particularly in the first two chapters of Philippians, Hawthorne/Martin regularly offer differing translations than those given in most English Bibles. Furthermore, Hawthorne/Martin seem to be more amenable to secular scholasticism; they regularly nod to rhetorical criticism, and unlike other conservative commentators who, even hesitatingly, adopt the theory of Rome as being the place of Paul's writing, Hawthorne/Martin adopt the provenance theories of Caesarea and Ephesus, respectively. Furthermore, Hawthorne/Martin occasionally speculate (not edifyingly) as to Paul's psychological state. Coupled with this psychological speculation, Hawthorne/Martin's speculative translations greatly detract from their commentary's hermeneutical value.
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