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Bibil Identifier bibil:213123
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Paul's Mosaic Ascent: An Interpretation of 2 Corinthians 12.7–9
Author Litwa, M. David
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 238-257 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay offers a reading of 2 Cor 12.7–9 in light of a rabbinic story of Moses' ascent to heaven (b. Šabb. 88b-89a). After an exploration of Moses in 2 Corinthians the author argues that vv. 7–9, like vv. 2–4, constitute an ascent report (vv. 2–4). This ascent report, it is maintained, is structurally parallel to Moses' heavenly ascent in b. Šabb. 88b-89a. Early traditions of Moses' ascent to heaven and dominance over angels suggest that Paul knew a form of the Mosaic ascent, and parodied it to highlight his weakness and paradoxical authority in vv. 7–9.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688510000342
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Talmud (Babli and Yerushalmi) : Mo'ed : Shabbat
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Pericopes 2 Corinthians 12,7-12,9
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