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By L. L. Welborn

An finish to Enmity casts mild upon the shadowy determine of the culprit of moment Corinthians through exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that ruled friendship, enmity and reconciliation within the Greco-Roman global. The publication places ahead a singular speculation in regards to the id of the culprit and the character of his offence opposed to Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic info of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological list of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a strong photograph of the type of person who did Paul mistaken and brought on soreness to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the background of Paul s dating with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.

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5, Paul decrees that the incestuous man is to be expelled from the community: in solemn assembly, the Corinthians are “to hand the man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh” (5:5). 51 In 2 Cor. 52 Paul’s subsequent appeal to the Corinthians to forgive and console the wrongdoer in 2 Cor. 2:7 – 8 is simply inconceivable, if the same case is in view as in 1 Cor. 53 Fifth, the outcome that is envisioned in consequence of the penalties is mutually exclusive. In 1 Cor. 5, any hope for the salvation of the incestuous man awaits the coming of the day of the Lord (5:5).

345 – 53; followed by A. Loisy, “Les Øpîtres de S. Paul,” Revue d’histoire et de literature religieuses 7 (1921) 213 – 50; Bultmann, Der zweite Brief, 20 – 23; Bornkamm, Vorgeschichte, 21 – 23, 29 – 31; Georgi, Opponents of Paul, 9 – 13, 335; Betz, 2 Corinthians 8 and 9, 141 – 44; L. L. Welborn, “Like Broken Pieces of a Ring: 2 Cor. 1:1 – 2:13; 7:5 – 16 and Ancient Theories 24 Chapter Three. Inferences from Exegesis pothesis, it is clear that the two texts treat the same painful incident under slightly different aspects: ch.

7 Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 12; Hughes, Paul’s Second Epistle, 62 – 64. 8 Friedrich Bleek, “Erçrterungen in Beziehung auf die Briefe Pauli an die Korinther,” ThStKr 3 (1830) 614 – 32. For Bleek as the first in the modern era to question the traditional identification of the wrongdoer with the incestuous man, see Krenkel, Beiträge, 293; Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 12, 14 – 15. 9 Bleek, “Erçrterungen,” 625 – 32. 10 Bleek, “Erçrterungen,” 614 – 24. ” Chapter Two. 12 Yet, Bleek was not prepared to give up the traditional identification, and evidently saw no alternative.

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