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Lifting the Veil: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 in Light of Jewish by Michael Cover

By Michael Cover

What debts for the possible extraordinary trend of scriptural exegesis that Paul makes use of to interpret Exodus 34 in 2 Cor 3:7-18? whereas past students have approached this query from quite a few angles, during this monograph, Michael conceal grapples quite with the proof of contemporaneous Jewish and Greco-Roman observation traditions. via comparability with Philo of Alexandria's Allegorical statement, the Pseudo-Philonic homilies De Jona and De Sampsone, the Anonymous Theaetetus Commentary, the lifeless Sea Scrolls, Seneca's Epistulae morales, and different New testomony texts, Paul's interpretation of Exodus emerges as a part of a much wider statement perform that hide phrases "secondary-level exegesis." This learn additionally presents new research of ways historic authors, together with Paul, interwove observation types and epistolary rhetoric and gives a reconstruction of the context of Paul's clash with rival apostles in Corinth. At root used to be the legacy of Moses and of the Pentateuch itself, how the scriptures should be learn, and the way Platonizing theological and anthropological traditions should be interwoven with Paul's messianic gospel.

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