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Bibil Identifier bibil:203872
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Rhetorical Gem in a Rhetorical Treasure: The Origin and Significance of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Author Patterson, Stephen J.
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 39, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 87-94 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay argues that 1 Cor 13:4-7 is a rhetorical set piece developed in the wisdom school Paul assembled in Ephesus in the years immediately following his departure from Corinth. Paul might have composed it himself, but its vocabulary and structure suggest that a colleague created it, and Paul borrowed it as the center piece of his encomium on agape in 1 Corinthians 13. The fact that Paul and other members of the school devoted themselves to disciplined reflection on agape signals an importance and prominence to this concept that is often overlooked in Pauline scholarship.
DOI 10.1177/0146107909103882
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 13,4-13,7
Terms ἀγάπη
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