This study seeks to highlight the influence of the progymnasmata on Phil 3:4-11 arguing that Paul has written his own encomium. The encomium found in Philippians 3 follows the traditional encomiastic topics of origin, nurture, deeds, death, events after death and concludes with a comparison. However, Paul has subverted the conventions to show that Christ is the one worthy of praise.
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