Exegetical Paper on Philippians 2:1-11
The elements that are crucial to your resultant/written paper should be:
• genre: how does the type of literature impact meaning? [weave into discussion where pertinent]
• context/structure: how does this passage fit within the broader literary context? What is the passage’s structure?
• validation: what are the pros/cons for choosing between competing interpretive options?
• word studies and biblical theology: what key terms within the passage would be helpful to understand better (semantic fields, concrete
illustrations of abstract theological terms, etc.)? What biblical themes/theology are worth developing that shed light on this passage?
• application: how does this passage impact/intersect with our lives (logical and theological development)?
Commentaries: Gordon Fee (NICNT; also IVPNTC); Moisés Silva (BECNT); Peter O’Brien (NIGTC); Frank Thielman (NIVAC); Ralph Martin and Gerald F.
Hawthorne (WBC revised ed.); Ben Witherington (S-RC); Stephen Fowl (THNTC); John Reumann (AYBC); Todd Still (SHBC).
Periodical articles: Joseph H. Hellerman (BBR, 2010; JETS, 2009); J. Christopher Edwards (JTS, 2010); Sean F. Winter (JSNT, 2008 [review article]);
Mark Weedman (JTI, 2008); Dennis W. Jowers (JETS, 2006); Gordon D. Fee (BBR, 1992); Denny Burk (TB, 2004); Adela Yarbro Collins (BI, 2003); David J.
MacLeod (BibSac, 2001).
Chapter in an Edited Volume: J. L. Lietaert Peerbolte, “The Name Above All Names (Philippians 2:9)” in Revelation of the Name of YHWH to Moses
(Brill, 2006); Bruce N. Fisk, “The Odyssey of Christ: A Novel Context for Philippian 2:6-11” in Exploring Kenotic Christology (Oxford University
Monograph: M. Sydney Park, Submission within the Godhead and the Church in the Epistle of Philippians: An Exegetical and Theological Examination of
the Concept of Submission in Philippians 2 and 3 (T&T Clark, 2007).