1-2 Corinthians (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Craig S. Keener

By Craig S. Keener

Regardless of his specific pastoral courting with the church in Corinth, Paul faced quite a few neighborhood and cultural difficulties wanting to be addressed. using quite a number historical assets, Craig Keener explains those difficulties and the way Paul's arguments might were communicated to a first-century viewers. This statement analyzes 1 and a pair of Corinthians passage by means of passage, in response to Paul's argument, and attracts from historical letter-writing, talking and social conventions to illustrate how significant to first-century readers it is going to were. The statement will curiosity pastors, academics, and students due to its exploration of historical assets, frequently no longer formerly pointed out in commentaries.

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Clarke, Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth: A Socio-Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1–6, AGAJU 18 (Leiden: Brill, 1993). On thanksgivings, see P. Schubert, Form and Function of the Pauline Thanksgivings (BZNW 20; Berlin: T¨opelmann, 1939); P. T. O’Brien, Introductory Thanksgivings in the Letters of Paul (NovTSup 49; Leiden: Brill, 1977). For Hellenistic Jewish sources for some of Paul’s language, including Philo, see B. Pearson, The Pneumatikos-Psychikos Terminology in 1 Corinthians (SBLDS 12; Missoula, MT: Scholars, 1973).

4. See Quintilian Inst. 3; Tacitus Dial. 34–35; G. A. Kennedy, “Historical Survey of Rhetoric,” 3–41 in Handbook of Rhetoric, ed. S. Porter (1997), 18–19. , G. A. d. 300 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 1972), 378–427. ) 1:26–31: BOAST IN CHRIST, NOT IN STATUS 1:26: Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 1:27: But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 1:28: God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 1:29: so that no one might boast in the presence of God.

35. 4–5; Dionysius of Halicarnassus Thuc. 19; Virgil Aen. 1–6. xml CB864/Keener 0 521 83462 7 1 Corinthians 1:10–12: Demand for Unity April 28, 2005 23 Ch. 15); and possibly “fellowship” (1:10–17). “The day of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1:8) fulfills biblical prophecies about “the day of the Lord” (cf. comment on 1:3; 8:6). The term used for “fellowship” can imply intimate acquaintance or business partnership, but scholars especially dispute whether “fellowship of his Son” (1:9) means fellowship with his Son, or a community of fellowship based on his Son.

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