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Bibil Identifier bibil:221092
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reading ἔγραψα in 2 Corinthians 2:9 as an Epistolary Aorist
Author Stegman, Thomas D.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 54, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 50-67 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article offers a re-reading of ἔγραψα in 2 Cor 2:9. It argues that this verb should be interpreted as an epistolary aorist—thereby indicating a reason for why Paul is presently writing—rather than as a preterit aorist, referring to the “tearful letter.” Reading ἔγραψα as an epistolary aorist in 2:9 resolves tensions with the preceding context produced by the typical interpretation. It also results in a fully coherent reading of 2:5-11, where Paul exhorts the Corinthians to receive back the offender. This study supplements K.L. McKay’s treatment of the epistolary aorist in Novum Testamentum.
DOI 10.1163/156853611X593250
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Verb
Pericopes 2 Corinthians 2,9
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