First -- I may actually get the spelling correct by the time I'm finished with this! This is considered the NT letter on "JOY." Written by Paul to the church in Philippi. Paul was imprisoned when he wrote this letter but it's not clear which time of Paul's imprisonment. Paul established the church there during his 2nd missionary journey. He also visited Philippi during his 3rd missionary journey. Interesting fact, Philippi was established by father of Alexander the Great and was the first Christian church established in Greece. There were not many Jews in the area and to reflect that...Philippians contains no Old Testament references.
Around the area there were many retired military officials...so it's sorta like San Diego. :)