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Bibil Identifier bibil:207930
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) “By the Mouth of Two or Three Witnesses”
Title (English, ) Paul's Invocation of a Deuteronomic Statute
Author Welborn, Laurence L.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 52, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 207-220 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The history of interpretation of 2 Cor 13:1 has been dominated by a metaphorical construal of the “three witnesses” as Paul's three visits to Corinth. This essay proposes a literal understanding of the text: Paul invokes the Deuteronomic rule of judicial witnesses in his own defense, in accordance with the purposes of the statute. The essay then explores the implications of this interpretation for reconstruction of what happened on the occasion of Paul's second, “painful” visit to Corinth.
DOI 10.1163/004810010X12471172125751
Pericopes 2 Corinthians 13,1-13,2
Last modification 2010-10-30