Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
Published online April 2009 |

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The simple epistolary opening here lacks Paul's later elaborations of the letter‐senderand letterrecipient (cf. Phil 1.1–2 ). Silvanus is the Latin form of Silas, one of Paul's companions (Acts 15.22,40; 17.4 ). Timothy, one of Paul's emissaries, was also a traveling companion (Rom 16.21; 1 Cor 4.17; 16.10; Phil 2.19 ). Church, a term for the citizen assembly. In God … and the Lord indicates God'sselection of the congregation as a holy (set apart) community. Grace … and peace, (see 2 Bar 78.2 )is a variation of the Jewish greeting “mercy and peace.”

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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