By L. L. Welborn
An finish to Enmity casts mild upon the shadowy determine of the perpetrator of moment Corinthians by means of exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that ruled friendship, enmity and reconciliation within the Greco-Roman international. The publication places ahead a singular speculation in regards to the identification of the perpetrator and the character of his offence opposed to Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic facts of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological checklist of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a powerful snapshot of the type of person who did Paul incorrect and brought on ache to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the heritage of Paul s dating with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.
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P. Thompson (Pickering: Hull University Press, 1987) 65 – 78; Colin G. 2 (1988) 129 – 39. 2 Chapter One. Introduction twentieth century were prepared to admit that this was a case where they were unable to reach safe conclusions because the evidence was insufficient. ”5 And T. W. ”6 We shall see that close reading of the text of 2 Corinthians, and study of the words that Paul chooses to describe the wrong, will lift the veil of Pauline discretion to a considerable degree, disclosing, in broad outline, the type of offence that was committed, and the relationship of the wrongdoer both to Paul and to the Corinthians.
Chapter Three Inferences from Exegesis 2 Cor. 1:1 – 2:13; 7:5 – 16 We begin with a point that has been assumed throughout the history of scholarship, but which is so fundamental, and has such far-reaching implications, that it must be stated explicitly: Paul is dealing with the same situation in 2 Cor. 1 In both passages, Paul speaks of “pain” (k¼pg) that has been caused to the Corinthians. In 2:1 – 11, Paul defends himself against the charge that he wrote as he did in a previous epistle in order to cause pain to his readers; his intention was rather to prove his love and to test their obedience (2:4, 8).
Chapter Two. 90 We may leave on one side Thrall’s robbery scenario which, because it is “pure hypothesis,” can neither be proved nor disproved. But we should hold fast to Thrall’s inference that, in the wrong done to Paul by an unnamed individual, money was somehow involved. 91 Unfortunately, Thrall did not elaborate this insight or seek to ground it in exegesis of passages in 2 Corinthians where Paul responds to allegations of misconduct in the administration of the collection. 2 Cor. 92 In 2 Cor.
An End to Enmity: Paul and the "Wrongdoer" of Second Corinthians (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft Und Die Kunde Der Alteren Kirche) by L. L. Welborn