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 international. The e-book places ahead a singular speculation in regards to the id of the perpetrator and the character of his offence opposed to Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic information of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological list of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a powerful picture of the type of person who did Paul flawed and prompted ache to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the historical past of Paul s dating with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.
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5, Paul aims to ostracize the sinner, while in 2 Cor. 58 Finally, the attempt to construe the term pq÷cla in 2 Cor. 7:11 as an allusion to the poqme¸a of 1 Cor. 5:1 overlooks the fact that in his only other use of the word pq÷cla in the Corinthian correspondence, in 1 Cor. 62. 57 R. V. G. 62 – 63. 58 Bachmann, Der zweite Brief, 133; Furnish, II Corinthians, 164; Thrall, “The Offender and the Offence,” 67. 63. 60 Krenkel, Beiträge, 284 – 92. The impact of Krenkel’s careful exegesis can still be traced in Thrall’s commentary.
2:5 – 11 and 7:12 is recognized by all interpreters, including those who equate the wrongdoer with the incestuous man of 1 Cor. 5. Cf. Holtzmann, “Das gegenseitige Verhältnis,” 465; Bultmann, Der zweite Brief, 52. Krenkel, Beiträge, 252 – 53. 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.
1 Cor. 121); Hom. 2 Cor. 421), with other ancient commentators, including Ambrosiaster, Theodoret, and Theophylact. See the judgment of G. Estius, In Omnes Divi Pauli Apostoli epistolas commentariorum Tomus Prior (Douai, 1614), cited in C. F. ” Representatives of the traditional view in the 20th century include: Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 12; Philip E. Hughes, Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1962) 59 – 65; Kruse,”The Offender and the Offence,” 129 – 39. Tertullian, Pud.