Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis

Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis

By: Hans-Josef Klauck (author)Paperback

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This volume places the New Testament letters squarely in the middle of all the important letter corpora of antiquity. Chapters cover the basic letter formula, papyrus and postal delivery, non-literary and diplomatic correspondence, Greek and Latin literary letters, epistolary theory, letters in early Judaism, and all the letters of the New Testament. Part I of each chapter surveys each corpus, followed by detailed exegetical examples in Part II. Comprehensive bibliographies and 54 exercises with answers suit this guide to student and scholar alike.

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Hans-Josef Klauck, Th.D. is Professor of New Testament at the University of Chicago.


Preface; Introduction; Foundations: Two Letters of Apion & Two Letters of the "Elder"; Practical Realities: Paper & Postal System; Nonliterary & Diplomatic Correspondence; Poetry & Philosophy: Literary Letters; Epistolary Theory & Rhetoric; Letters in Early Judaism; New Testament Letters I: Overview; New Testament Letters II: Selected Texts; Epilogue.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781932792409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 539
  • ID: 9781932792409
  • weight: 746
  • ISBN10: 1932792406

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