By Paul B. Duff
Students have lengthy wondered over the imagery concerned with Moses in 2 Corinthians three; it really is doubtful how that imagery matches into the bigger context of the letter. Many have defined the imagery because the apostle’s response to the “super-apostles,” Jewish missionaries pointed out later within the letter. those preachers, it's been argued, promoted both a θεῖος ἀνήρ or a Judaizing time table. In Moses in Corinth, Paul B. Duff contends that the Moses imagery has not anything to do with the super-apostles yet capabilities in its place as an essential component of Paul’s first apologia despatched to Corinth. This apologia, present in 2 Cor 2:14-7:4, represents an self sustaining letter despatched to dispel suspicions in regards to the apostle’s honesty, integrity, and bad actual visual appeal.
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The Problematic Nature of 2 Corinthians 3 17 verses. Chapter 6 centers on 2 Cor 3:12–18 and the three incarnations of Moses that appear there: Moses the somewhat flawed διάκονος (3:13), Moses the text (3:14–15), and Moses the paradigm for gentile believers (3:16–18). It also examines the role of veiled Israel in Paul’s argument. The final chapter summarizes the whole of Paul’s argument from the beginning of the letter (2:14) through the end of chapter 3. CHAPTER 2 The Question of the Integrity of 2 Corinthians Introduction While the letter that we know as 2 Corinthians contains valuable information about Paul’s self-understanding, his theology, and the ongoing and sometimes stormy relationship with the church that he had founded at Corinth, our comprehension and appreciation of it is significantly encumbered by the question of the integrity of the document.
21 Windisch, zweite Korintherbrief, 220. -F. Collange, Énigmes de la deuxième épître de Paul aux Corinthiens: Étude exégétique de 2 Cor. 2:14–7:4, sntsms (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972), 302–17. 23 For the earliest mention of this idea, suggested only as a possibility, see Adolf Hilgenfeld, Historisch-kritische Einleitung in das Neue Testament (Leipzig: Fues [R. Reisland], 1875), 287, n. 1. At the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, the idea was also promoted by R.
This letter was carried by Titus but is now lost. Worried about the Corinthian response to the painful letter, Paul traveled from Ephesus to Troas in search of Titus, as narrated in 2 Cor 2:12–13, and from there on to Macedonia where the two finally met (7:5–6). When Paul arrived in Macedonia, Titus informed him that the crisis in Corinth had been resolved. As a result, the apostle sent the Corinthians the letter now found in chapters 1–9. 36 Although this version of events in Corinth proved influential, Francis Watson, in an article published in 1984, questioned its credibility.
Moses in Corinth: The Apologetic Context of 2 Corinthians 3 by Paul B. Duff