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Understanding the book of Philippians of all 4 Chapters

Updated on October 20, 2017
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Vital statistics of the book of Philippians

This is the most important part of my article because this will gives us a clue and a feedback because it relates of the Paul the Apostle to the Philippi. It is very complete vital statistics that people are looking for the information that they are looking for the background they will need it.

A lot of you are asking me, and the questions will be answered right away.

Here are your awaited questions:

1. Who is author of this book?

Paul the Apostle

2. To whom it was written?

This is written to all the Christians at Philippi, and all believers everywhere.

3. What is the key place?

the answer for this is Philippi

4. What is the purpose why the book of Philippians was written?

The purpose for this book is to thank the Philippians for the gift they had sent Paul and to strengthen these believers in their faith by showing them that true joy comes from Jesus Christ alone and they must read the whole content of Philippians 4 Chapters.

5. When is the date written?

There are many answers on my article based on my actual analysis and observations plus the actual proofs.

Based on my estimation, it was written on 60 to 62 A.D

There are some Bible scholars, it was approximately 61 A.D in Rome which is the capital of Italy at present during Paul's imprisonment there or to make it simple, Paul was in prison during that time.

Other scholars written 63 A.D. and there are no specific months mentioned.

6. Who are the Key People in this book?

the key people in this book are Paul the Apostle, Timothy, Euodia, Epaphroditus and Syntyche in which it totals 5 and I am 100% sure of it

7. What is the length of the book of Philippians?

the answer for this is it has 4 chapters, 104 verses and a total of 2,003 words in the whole content of the book of Philippians

8. what are the key concepts in the book of Philippians?

There are five answers for this concepts: 1st is Joy; 2nd is Partnership in the Gospel because they will share the good news 3rd is Christ-Likeness; 4th is Unity; 5th is Suffering

9. What are the characteristics in writing the Book of Philippians?

Here are the five characteristics in writing the Book of Philippians

a. Philippians contains no Old Test quotations that is proven and confirmed 100 percent sure

b. It is a missionary thank-you letter in which the missionary reports on the progress of his work.

c. It manifests a particularly vigorous type of Christian living: (1) self-humbling ( Philippians 2:1-4 NIV); (2) pressing toward the goal ( Philippians 3:13-14 NIV ); (3) lack of anxiety (Philippians 4:6 NIV ); (4) ability to do all things (Philippians 4:13 NIV ).

d. It is outstanding as the New Testament letter of joy; the word "joy" in its various forms occurs some 16 times based on my actual readings.

e. It contains one of the most profound Christological passages in the New Testament (Philippians 2:5-11 NIV). Although, profound as it is, Paul includes it mainly for illustrative purpose.

10. Why people must study Philippians?

There are only 3 important answer on this question

1st :it's a short book even if it is only 4 chapters

2nd: it's easy to read

3rd: it is proven a practical application

11. What are the sequence of events?

Here are the sequence of events

1st: Paul is in prison

2nd: News get back to Philipian church

3rd They send Epaphroditis to check on Paul

12. What is theme in the book of Philippians?

the answer for this is Paul the Apostle writes this book to encourage the Christians at Philippi to live joyfully in every circumstances.

13. Who are the audience?

The audience in this book are the believers at Philippi which is the prosperous Roman colony



The actual composition

This scripture is taken from the New American Standard Bible version, which was published in year 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. It is used by their permission.

Philippians 2:5–11

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

This verse is obviously clear that it is proven it is a Christ in Philippians and you will see my photo in this respective article of Hub Pages.

Aside from this bible version, I am also using New International Version or known as NIV; New King James Version or known as NKJV; New Living Translation or known as NLT.

Whoever reads my article carefully will be sooner or later realized that this can be converted or seen in a book or magazine under my real name because people will search it anytime or even I get old in the future.and they gonna really love it due to the word happily humble.

My final Paragraph in my article

This is the last portion of my article in the book of Philippians of all 4 chapters.

While there is much more time that we could study at greater depth in the book of Philippians, we are to be commended, beloved, because we have laid a foundation and became familiar with the general content of this "Epistle of Joy".

We should take note that Philippians is the book that make it clear that in spite of life's difficulties we can rejoice. In fact, we are told to rejoice, for the rejoicing is not in our circumstances, but in the Lord who is in control of every circumstances of life and that is found in Philippians 4:4.

This is the proof and evidence that how well Paul demonstrated this in his epistle to the Philippians, it is a letter in which, it was preserved in the pages of God's Book, written for our doctrine,re-proof, correction, and instruction of righteousness that shows my heavy content of my article. The Bible is a best selling book in the world that help us know how to handle every situation of life. As we see in Philippians, whether it is an anxiety or a great need, God's presence and his promises are there, sufficient for all we really need. We can do =we can bear= all things through our precious Lord Jesus Christ who strengthens us.

At present and in the future times, we take the things in which, we have learned and discovered, received, heard and seen in Paul and practice them in the 1st place. If we do this in practice as a reality, we can rest assured that the God of peace will be with us.

This lifetime article will be viral in social media because from time to time, they will understand my article writings.

Philippians photo of all Chapters

This photo is about the Joy in Christ in every Chapters.
This photo is about the Joy in Christ in every Chapters. | Source

Philippians Chapter 4 about Steps in Peace

This photo will show to the public that it is the whole content of Philippians  Chapter 4
This photo will show to the public that it is the whole content of Philippians Chapter 4 | Source

Paul the Apostle letter to the Philippians in an envelope design

This photo shows good example of Paul's Letter to the Philippians
This photo shows good example of Paul's Letter to the Philippians | Source

Map of the Early Church in Philippians

This actual map will show the early church that mentions Philippi
This actual map will show the early church that mentions Philippi | Source

Photo about Philippians 4:13

This photo talks about Paul the Apostle secret that is based on my analysis in this verse.
This photo talks about Paul the Apostle secret that is based on my analysis in this verse. | Source

A video background to Philippians

A video about 1 hour 1 book of Philippians by Dr. Randall Smith

A video about Summary in the book of Philippians by Tony Gillon

A video in a 5 minute overview in the Book of Philippians by Andy woods

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