Christians throughout the centuries have loved Paul's letter to the Philippians for its call to rejoice in the gospel of Jesus Christ regardless of life's circumstances. But our familiarity with the letter can cause us to neglect or overlook Paul's message to the Philippians. Dr. Matthew Harmon in this uplifting and inspiring work brings context and application to this wonderful book.
Matthew Harmon's excellent commentary on Philippians secured The Gospel Coalition Book of the Year 2015 (Bible and Theology Category).
This volume can be purchased individually, or is also available as part of:
Mentor Commentary Series (13 Vols.) - MNT & MOT
Matthew Harmon's commentary on Philippians is an outstanding work. We find careful exegesis and a clear explanation of the text. The commentary is theologically rich, in terms of both biblical and systematic theology, and so there is more than a running commentary. Harmon also applies the text to readers in practical ways. Scholars, students, pastors, and teachers will profit significantly from this work.
— Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
... Harmon has struck an extremely helpful balance with this commentary on Philippians. While neither becoming lost in scholarly cul-de-sacs nor avoiding tough questions, Harmon focuses on the text of Paul's letter and its application. His commentary is a sensitive and thoughtful guide to Philippians that will be appreciated by pastors, scholars, students, and (perhaps especially) by those who are some combination of the three. One particular strength of the commentary is Harmon's clear and thoughtful analysis of Paul's use of the OT in Philippians. Philippians has too often been neglected in studies of the use of the OT in the NT, but Harmon brings the sophistication and sensitivity that mark his previous work on the OT in Galatians to this commentary, while avoiding unnecessary technicality.
— Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Historically aware, exegetically astute, and theologically sensitive... A new go-to resource for pastors and students!
— Lee Gatiss, Director of Church Society, and Adjunct Lecturer in Church History, Union School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
... a model of good commentary writing...I commend his work to students, teachers, and preachers who seek better to understand this important letter of Paul.
— Douglas Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
Dr. Matthew Harmon
serves as Professor of New Testament Studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He also serves on the preaching team of Christ's Covenant Church.