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Paul's Koinonia with the Philippians: A Socio-Historical Investigation of a Pauline Economic Partnership
Ogereau, Julien

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014 pp. xiv + 592. Ä99.00

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Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2, 377


Description: Julien M. Ogereau explores the socio-economic dimension of Paul's koinonia with the Philippians from a Graeco-Roman perspective. After conducting a rigorous philological study of the business terminology Paul employs in Philippians in the light of documentary sources (papyri and inscriptions), he offers a thorough socio-economic reading of the letter that is informed by ancient cultural conventions. Challenging recent scholarship, Ogereau concludes that Paul's relationship with the Philippians followed the well-established pattern of economic partnerships (koinonia/societas), whereby Paul supplied the ars and opera (skill and labour), while the Philippians contributed the pecunia (funds).

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Phillipians, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by David E. Briones
Published 10/23/2016
Citation: David E. Briones, review of Julien Ogereau, Paulís Koinonia with the Philippians: A Socio-Historical Investigation of a Pauline Economic Partnership, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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