This trusted commentary by Jac J. Muller provides careful expositions of Philippians and Philemon that are characterized by a desire to balance the requirements of exacting scholarship and the need to relate Scripture to personal faith. In treating insightfully and comprehensively these Pauline epistles, Muller first provides essential historical and critical background to each text, including its date and place of origin, its occasion and purpose, and its style, structure, and general themes. The commentaries themselves then proceed through the texts section-by-section, making clear Paul's message both to his original audiences and to readers today. Long included in the widely acclaimed New International Commentary on the New Testament series and now available as an independent work, this volume continues to hold extraordinary value for scholars, pastors, students, and general readers alike. "This is a painstaking and helpful commentary." - The British Weekly Jac J. Muller was professor of New Testament at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. His other books explored themes in New Testament studies and church ministry.