<i>Pneumatikoi</i> and Judaizers in 2 Cor 2:14–4:6

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199592104
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595608 | DOI:
Pneumatikoi and Judaizers in 2 Cor 2:14–4:6

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The polemic/apologetic passages, 2:14‐3:6 and 4:1‐6, betray the presence of two groups of opponents, one made up of Corinthians (the ‘Spirit‐people’) and the other of outsiders, who had formed an alliance against Paul. The function of the intervening section (3:7‐18) was to drive a wedge between them by making the intruders' message as unattractive as possible to the Corinthian group.

Keywords: Opponents; Spirit‐people; pneumatikoi; Judaizers; veil of Moses

Chapter.  14604 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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