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Moses in Corinth: The Apologetic Context of 2 Corinthians 3
Duff, Paul B.

Leiden: Brill, 2015 pp. ix + 238. Ä110.00

Series Information
Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 159


Description: Scholars have long puzzled over the imagery focused on Moses in 2 Corinthians 3; it is unclear how that imagery fits into the larger context of the letter. Many have explained the imagery as the apostleís reaction to the ďsuper-apostles,Ē Jewish missionaries mentioned later in the letter. These preachers, it has been argued, promoted either a ŤŚῖÔÚ ἀŪřŮ or a Judaizing agenda. In Moses in Corinth, Paul B. Duff contends that the Moses imagery has nothing to do with the super-apostles but functions instead as an integral part of Paulís first apologia sent to Corinth. This apologia, found in 2 Cor 2:14-7:4, represents an independent letter sent to dispel suspicions about the apostleís honesty, integrity, and poor physical appearance.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, 2 Corinthians, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Ryan S. Schellenberg
Published 10/27/2016
Citation: Ryan S. Schellenberg, review of Paul B. Duff, Moses in Corinth: The Apologetic Context of 2 Corinthians 3, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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