Paul's relationship with those in Philippi was particularly warm, even though he remained in the city only a short time. The Philippians had sent financial assistance to him while he was in Thessalonica on at least two occasions. The Epistle to the Philippians in part is a response to an additional gift from them. Seventeen times, Paul uses the words "joy" and "rejoice" in this short letter. Certainly, these words arise because of the Philippians' participation in the Gospel with Paul; but more so because of Paul's joy irrespective of circumstances and the joy he would kindle in his readers.
This delightful letter is perfect to study Paul's logic and rhetorical style. His word order within sentences is remarkably flexible which goes beyond clause order. In some instances, Paul employs extraordinary syntax to express his inner heart-felt warmth toward those whom he cherished.
Paul's moderately elongated sentences makes this letter a challenge to read for beginning Greek students. However, the vocabulary is not too strenuous. It is recommended that this diagram set be purchased at least after two semesters of Greek or equivalent. In many Bible colleges and seminaries, the Epistle to the Philippians is the first epistle examined in an exegetical Greek course.
The special vocabulary and the long, complex sentences will challenge the beginning Greek student. Therefore, it is recommended that this diagram set be purchased after at least two semesters of Greek or equivalent.
The Epistle to the Philippians is also part of the NTGreek In Diagram's Master Diagram, Master Diagram Upgrade, Pauline Epistles, and Prison Epistles Collections. The Collections include all diagrams in a single convenient bookmarked PDF document that makes navigation incredibly easy.
If you are a Greek professor or instructor and desire more information about group discounts, please contact me. Several Greek professors and instructors encourage their students to purchase the diagrams and use them as part of the class curriculum.
The following screen shots are representative pages from the Epistle to the Philippians. The purchased diagram set includes all the diagrams. Click on any thumbnail to view its larger image.