A Messianic Commentary: Paul Presents to the Philippians is a worthy read and an appropriate study for any Messianic Jewish talmid or Christian disciple of Yeshua wanting to fairly and faithfully examine apostolic teaching. Emslie’s investigation not only broadly avails a host of reputable Jewish and outstanding Christian biblical scholars but offers a keenly diligent analysis and faithfully responsible apostolic viewpoint. Paul’s highest Messianic Christology is combined with the purest expressions of matured Messianic Jewish spiritual devotion.
Emslie’s work on Philippians is a highly useable tool among any responsible teacher’s biblically-based shelf of academic resources. One is struck not only with Emslie’s sound theological scholarship but with his equally outstanding demonstration of fidelity to Jewish apostolic piety. Any Christian pastor, Messianic rabbi, or Bible teacher can greatly benefit from the plumbed depths and profound findings of Emslie’s faithful labor which is fully supported by his genuinely Messianic Jewish biblical scholarship.
—Raymond L. Gannon, Ph.D.; Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, The King’s University Read what some are saying:
THE missing element in our exposition of holy Scripture is our failure to interpret the Bible in light of its Jewish origins. This is especially true of the New Testament. Now, Sean Emslie has expertly bridged that gap with his commentary on the lovely little book on Philippians.
—Dr. Dewey Bertolini, Teaching Shepherd, Safe Haven
Emslie writes in plain easy to understand prose as he depicts Paul as squarely within a Jewish mindset and yet a bridge to the uncircumcised at Phillipi.
—Rabbi Elliot Klayman, COO, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute
An essential resource for reading, discussing, teaching, and preaching Philippians within the Messianic Jewish community and beyond.
—Rabbi Russ Resnik, Rabbinic Counsel, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
Written in clear prose that renders accessible a new Messianic Jewish understanding of Paul that converges in fascinating ways with the “Paul within Judaism Perspective.”
—Isaac W. Oliver, Associate Professor in Religious Studies, Bradley University
R. Sean Emslie is a Messianic Jewish theologian and Bible teacher.
He is a life-long learner currently pursuing a PhD in Theology at South African Theological Seminary. He is also taking courses at Netzer David Yeshiva to complete educational requirements for Rabbinic ordination.
He has earned a MA in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University, a MS in Education Technology from Full Sail University, and a BA in Religious Studies with a Jewish Studies focus from California State University, Northridge. He has also taken Jewish Studies courses at Spertus College, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, and American Jewish University.
He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, The Society for Post-Supersessionist Theology, Association for Jewish Studies and Evangelical Theological Society.
Paperback 5.9 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches 188 pages