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.
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.
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