By L. L. Welborn
An finish to Enmity casts gentle upon the shadowy determine of the culprit of moment Corinthians by way of exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that ruled friendship, enmity and reconciliation within the Greco-Roman global. The booklet places ahead a unique speculation concerning 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 list of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a strong photo of the type of person who did Paul improper and brought on discomfort 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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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. 2 seeks to conciliate the sorrowful wrongdoer; ch. 7 conciliates the penitent Corinthians. The first and most obvious implication of the fact that chs. 5 It should also go without saying that the offence was committed by a single individual. So much is clearly indicated by the singular pronouns in ch. 2 and the singular participle in ch.
Bleek imagined a scenario in which, after the incestuous man had received Paul’s judgment in 1 Cor. 5, he hardened his heart and persisted in the practice, and the community did nothing to hinder him. 13 With the rise of historical consciousness in the nineteenth century, it became more and more difficult to reconcile the differences between the incestuous man of 1 Cor. 5 and the wrongdoer of 2 Cor. 2 and 7. Reconstructions of developments between 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians in the service of the traditional identification became more speculative and complex.
2:5 – 11 proved intriguing to a number of scholars and seemed to leave open the possibility that the persons in question might be the same, even if the offences described were different. 349; followed by Werner Georg Kümmel, Introduction to the New Testament (Nashville: Abingdon, 1975) 198. 41 Already emphasized by Krenkel, Beiträge, 305; followed by Windisch, Der zweite Korintherbrief, 238. 42 Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 16; cf. 65. 43 James Moffatt, An Introduction to the Literature of the New Testament (New York: Scribner’s, 1910) 122: “It should no longer require to be proved that this offender is not the incestuous person of 1 Cor.