Paul's κοινωνα with the Philippians

Societas as a missionary funding strategy

Julien M. Ogereau*

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This article endeavours to illuminate the socio-economic dimension of Paul's with the Philippians. It initially adduces a representative sample of philological evidence which demonstrates that and its cognates frequently convey the sense of partnership in some economic enterprise, and establishes a semantic equivalence between and societas (partnership). It is then argued that, from a Roman socio-economic and legal perspective, Paul's consisted of a societas unius rei (i.e. societas evangelii), whereby Paul supplied the ars and opera (skill and labour), while the Philippians contributed the pecunia (funds) to ensure the progress of his mission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-378
Number of pages19
JournalNew Testament Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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