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A. ASSUMED TEXTS 1. Access to two modern translations of the NT, preferably at least one “literal” or formal equivalence (e.g., New American Standard, Revised Standard, English Standard Version, New Revised Standard) and one “dynamic equivalence” translation (e.g., New International). Paraphrases (Living Bible, New Living Translation, The Message) are not suitable for the NT632: Page 2 of 8 purposes of this course. 2. Access to a critical edition of the Greek text: e.g., United Bible Society (3rd or 4th ed.); Nestle-Aland (26th or 27th ed.) or to a Greek-English interlinear based on these Greek texts. Students are expected to bring a copy of the Greek text of Philippians or an interlinear to class meetings. 3. BibleWorks 5.0 or 6.0 is highly recommended and will by itself more than satisfy 1 and 2. Students will be expected to work with the BibleWorks program for certain exegetical assignments. If you do not own the software, it will be your responsibility to find time in the Library’s computer lab to fulfill the assignment. C. Required Textbooks Black, David A. It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. ISBN: 0-8010-2181-2 Bockmuehl, Markus. The Epistle to the Philippians. BNTC. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1998. ISBN: 1-56563-350-4 Fee, Gordon D. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995. ISBN: 0- 8028-2511-7 Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2001. ISBN: 1-56563- 485-3 Students with comprehensive Greek in their academic background or who wish to stretch their Greek skills may substitute the Black text with Daniel Wallace, The Basics of New Testament Syntax (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000) and the Bockmuehl commentary with P. T. O’Brien, The Epistle to the Philippians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. (NIGTC; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991).

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January 2004


Asbury Theological Seminary


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NT 632 Exegesis of Philippians