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Bibil Identifier bibil:200616
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Kein Gewinn = Gewinn
Title (German, ) Die kynisch geprägte Struktur der Argumentation in 1 Tim 6:3-12
Author Neumann, Nils
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 51, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language German
Pages 127-147 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the last chapter of 1 Timothy there is one passage arguing passionately and polemically against differently minded teachers. It calls on its readers to beware of the different teaching (1 Tim 6:3-12). This New Testament text brings forward a train of thought that shows far reaching parallels to the Cynic Philosophy of the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. The criticism which 1 Timothy passes on its opponents corresponds to the criticism of the contemporary Cynics against their adversaries. It mainly concerns the hypocritical motivations that lead the differently minded teachers to preach their message: according to the view of their critics they only aim to make money out of their teachings. In this reasoning polemical and paraenetical components unite. The careful consideration of this New Testament passage's similarity to the cynic world of thought also faciliates the description of the specific character in the intention of 1 Timothy against the cynic background, i.e. the christological accentuation of the favoured good teaching and lifestyle.
DOI 10.1163/156853608X399133
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Cynics
Pericopes 1 Timothy 6,3-6,12
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