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Bibil Identifier bibil:205507
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Persönliche Korrespondenz des Paulus: Zur Strategie der Pastoralbriefe als Pseudepigrapha
Author Tsuji, Manabu
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language German
Pages 253-272 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The three Pastoral letters present themselves as Paul's personal correspondence, but their contents would fit better the genre of a community letter. The pseudonymous author has forged them as personal letters from ‘Paul’, because he had to reckon with his readers' critique concerning their authenticity, above all with critical scrutiny directed at possible contradictions in their circumstances of origin. Through the genre of a private letter he has attempted to concoct previously unknown letter-situations, and to make understandable the late discovery of the letters. At the same time, through the construction of three letters he has made a claim for general validity in respect of geography and time, so as to spread the ‘right meaning’ of the statements in the Corpus Paulinum.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688509990270
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Pastoral Epistles
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Deuteropaulinism
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Authority
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