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Bibil Identifier bibil:212992
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 2 Corinthians 11:22
Title (English, ) Historical Context, Rhetoric, and Ethnicity
Author Duling, Dennis
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 819-843 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and ethnicity theory are combined to interpret Paul’s boasting about his ethnicity in 2 Corinthians 11:22. Partition theory helps to establish the historical/social context that 2 Corinthians 10-13 is a fragment of the “tearful letter,” which represented the low point (high conflict) of Paul’s relations with the Corinthians. Rhetoric – the theatrical “Fool’s Speech,” which contains irony, self-praise, and comparison – helps to understand Paul’s boastful argumentation in his selfdefence; and ethnicity theory helps to interpret Paul’s construction of his ethnic identity. Paul boasted of his ethnicity by taking up rhetorical comparison and self-praise. But he did so in the so-called “Fool’s Speech”, which is full of irony: his ethnic heritage was part of his argument that he was equal to that of his opponents, but – here is the chief irony – his ethnicity “in the flesh” ultimately meant nothing to him.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ethnicity
Pericopes 2 Corinthians 11,22
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