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A Ministry beyond the Letter (2 Cor 3:1–6)

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199592104
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595608 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0003
A Ministry beyond the Letter (2 Cor 3:1–6)

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The passage contains hints that Paul's opponents were composed of ‘Spirit‐people’ (pneumatikoi) (2 Cor 2:16; 3:5) and newly arrived Judaizers (3:3, 6). In the Postscript I correct what I said in the article. The intruders came from Antioch, not Jerusalem. The key element in Paul's response was to distinguish a ‘new covenant of the spirit’ from a ‘new covenant of the letter’.

Keywords: Opponents; Spirit‐people; pneumatikoi; Judaizers; Antioch; Jerusalem; new covenant

Chapter.  13300 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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