Philo and 2 Cor 6:14–7:1

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199592104
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595608 | DOI:
Philo and 2 Cor 6:14–7:1

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Nothing in the language or style of 6:14‐7:1 constitutes a convincing argument against Pauline authenticity. In terms of both vocabulary and content, the whole interrelated complex of ideas is best paralleled in the Hellenistic Judaism represented by Philo. From this perspective apistoi is best translated as ‘faithless’ and understood to be an allusion to the ‘unbelieving’ side of the believers at Corinth.

Keywords: 2 Cor 6:14‐7:1; authenticity; Philo; apistoi; faithless

Chapter.  10398 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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