Analysis Of Philippians 2 : First Close Reading

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Philippians 2:5-11: First Close Reading
In the first close reading of the text, I discovered Paul articulated his desire for all believers to be of the same attitude or frame of mind as Christ. Creating a sense of relationship with God through the example of the servanthood of Jesus. This study revealed the traits of Christ’s life and character found in verses: “he was formed of God” (2:6), “emptied himself’ (2:7), “in human form” (2:8), “name above every name” (2:9), “every knee should bend” (2:10), and “every tongue confess … glory to God” (2:11). Looking at each verse, challenged me to read between the lines and wonder what might be happening within the church of Philippi. Textual Criticism Through my research I found the manuscripts of to be constantly similar. The New Oxford Annotated Bible (NRSV) listed one textual variant, found in verse 5. “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” It is stated, other ancient authorities added “that you have”. Each of the commentaries I referred to also recognize within the Greek text there was no verb between “which” and “in Christ Jesus.” Clarifying that NRSV, NIV, KJV, CEB, and NARBE added the word “was” or “is”.
Comparison of Translations
This comparison of translations will focus on formal correspondence comparisons. In my research, I included comparisons between formal correspondence translations, including: NRSV, KJV, NIV and dynamic equivalence translations including; CEV, CEB, and NABRE.
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