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Bibil Identifier bibil:245017
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Paul’s Letters and Contemporary Greco-Roman Literature
Title (English, Abbreviation) Theorizing a New Taxonomy
Author Robertson, Paul M.
Series Supplements to Novum Testamentum (Volume: 167)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 94/167
Place 227.1.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-32027-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 307 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In this volume, Paul Robertson re-describes the form of the apostle Paul’s letters in a manner that facilitates transparent, empirical comparison with texts not typically treated by biblical scholars. Paul’s letters are best described by a set of literary characteristics shared by certain Greco-Roman texts, particularly those of Epictetus and Philodemus.
Paul Robertson theorizes a new taxonomy of Greco-Roman literature that groups Paul’s letters together with certain Greco-Roman, ethical-philosophical texts written at a roughly contemporary time in the ancient Mediterranean. This particular grouping, termed a socio-literary sphere, is defined by the shared form, content, and social purpose of its constituent texts, as well as certain general similarities between their texts’ authors.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Epictetus
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Letter
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Milieu of the New Testament
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
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