2: 1 – 7 Paul’s solicitude – Erdman, Princeton Theological Seminary: As a reminder, Colossians, Phil and Ephesians were written about the same time. NKJV
Greek speculations, Jewish legalism, Oriental syncretism are in this chapter. So are circumcision, dietary regulations, ritual worship, asceticism, worship of angels and mystical experiences.
You Are Built Up in Christ (Danger-Christ’s preeminence defended; A: Beware of philosophies, B. legalism