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Contents Foreword to Hermeneia IX Preface XI Reference Codes XV 1. Abbreviations: Serial Titles, Journals, etc. XV 2. Short Titles of Works Often Cited XIX Note on the Edition XXVI 1: 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 in the History of New Testament Scholarship 3 1. Semler's Discovery 3 2. Partition Theories Following Semler 10 a. From Semler to Hausrath 10 b. Hausrath's Thesis 12 c. Kennedy's Thesis 13 d. From Hausrath and Kennedy to Windisch 14 e. Windisch's Thesis 16 f. From Windisch to Schmithals 18 g. Schmithals's Thesis 19 h. Georgi's Thesis 20 I. Bornkamm's Thesis 21 j. Discussion Since Schmithals, Georgi, and Bornkamm 22 3. Results 25 a. Literary Options 27 1) Partition Theories 27 2) Theories of Literary Unity 27 b. Remaining Tasks 35 II: 2 Corinthians 8, a Letter to the Church of Corinth 37 1. Translation 37 2. Literary Analysis of the Letter 38 a. Conspectus of the Analysis 38 b. Commentary 41 8:1-15 1) The Advisory Section: The Commendation of the Collection for the Church in Jerusalem 41 8:1-5 The Exordium (Introduction) 41 Excursus: Macedonia, Achaia, and Corinth 49 8:6 The Narratio (Statement of Facts) 53 vii 8:7-8 The Propositio (Proposition) 56 8:9-15 The Probatio (Proofs) 60 8:16-23 2) The Legal Section: Commendation and Authorization of the Envoys 70 8:16-22 The Commendations 70 Excursus: The Mandate (mandatum) 71 8:23 The Authorizations 78 8:24 3) The Peroratio (Peroration) 82 III: 2 Corinthians 9, a Letter to the Christians of Achaia 87 1. Translation 87 2. Literary Analysis of the Letter 88 a. Conspectus of the Analysis 88 b. Commentary 90 9:1-2 The Exordium (Introduction) 90 9:3-5b The Narratio (Statement of Facts) 93 9:5b-c The Propositio (Proposition) 95 Excursus: Paul's Agrarian Theology 98 9:6-14 The Probatio (Proofs) 100 9:15 The Peroratio (Peroration) 126 IV: The Literary Genre and Function 129 1. The Letter of Chapter 8 131 2. The Letter of Chapter 9 139 V. The Letters of Chapters 8 and 9 and the Other Corinthian Correspondence of Paul 141 Bibliography 146 Indices 155 1. Passages 155 2. Greek Words 168 3. Subjects 169 4. Modem Authors 171 Designer's Notes 178 Vlll ...


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