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Colossians: Encouragement to Walk in All Wisdom as Holy Ones in Christ
Heil, John Paul

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010 pp. xi + 227. $28.95

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Description: This book investigates Colossians as a “captivity” letter from the primary implied author, the imprisoned Paul, to an implied audience of mainly Gentile converts currently in danger of influence by local Jews or Jewish Christians. Utilizing a text-centered, literary-rhetorical, and audience-oriented method, it demonstrates new chiastic structures for the entire letter that progressively encourage the audience to resist deceit and conduct themselves according to all the wisdom at their disposal as holy ones in Christ.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Colossians, Literature

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Review by Christopher A. Beetham
Published 9/10/2011
Citation: Christopher A. Beetham, review of John Paul Heil, Colossians: Encouragement to Walk in All Wisdom as Holy Ones in Christ, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Review by Rodrigo J. Morales
Published 8/3/2011
Citation: Rodrigo J. Morales, review of John Paul Heil, Colossians: Encouragement to Walk in All Wisdom as Holy Ones in Christ, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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