Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis

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List of Exercises
1.Letter Types in English and German6
2.Fate of Letter Writing Today6
3.Sample Letter: Determination of Context7
4.Theon to Theon, Greetings (P.Oxy. I 119)26
5.Philemon: Epistolary Analysis41
6.Paraleipomena Jeremiou 6:19–2055
7.Paul’s Letter Writing Practice60
8.Ancient Dinner Invitation (P.Köln I 57)66
9.Letter from Gaius to Petronius (Josephus, War 2.203)66
10.“Do we need letters of recommendation?” (2 Cor 3:1–3)66
11.To King Ptolemy from Apollodotos (P.Enteuxeis 87)71
12.Letter about a Freedman (Pliny the Younger, Ep. 9.21)77
13.King Attalus to the council and people of Pergamum (Welles no. 67)83
14. in Claudius’s Letter to the Alexandrians (P.Lond. 1912) and 1 Corinthians101
15.Letter from Augustus to Gaius (Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 15.7.3–5)101
16.Categorization of Greek Literary Letters125
17.Analysis of Quoted Letters from Hercher’s Collection131
18.Setting and Analysis of Tacitus, Hist. 2.98.1–2133
19.Letters in Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon, Book 5139
20.Categorization of Latin Literary Letters148
21.Epicurus, Reply to Colotes §17 (Plutarch, Moralia 1117B)155
22.Cicero to Quintus (Quint. fratr. 1.3.1–10)164
23.Seneca, Ep. 50.3; 52.5; 53.8; 78.16; 94.1: Determination of New Testament Parallels173

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • General Bibliographies xix
  • List of Bibliographies xxix
  • List of Exercises xxxiii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Foundations—Two Letters of Apion and Two Letters of the [Elder] 9
  • 2 - Practical Realities— Paper and Postal Systems 43
  • 3 - Nonliterary and Diplomatic Correspondence 67
  • 4 - Poetry and Philosophy—Literary Letters 103
  • 5 - Epistolary and Rhetorical Theory 183
  • 6 - Letters in Early Judaism 229
  • 7 - New Testament Letters I: Overview 299
  • 8 - New Testament Letters Ii: Selected Texts 355
  • Epilogue 435
  • Answer Key 445
  • Index of Ancient Sources 471
  • Index of Authors 481
  • Index of Subjects 495
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