Description: This volume places the New Testament letters squarely in the middle of all the important letter corpora of antiquity. Chapters cover the basic letter formula, papyrus and postal delivery, non-literary and diplomatic correspondence, Greek and Latin literary letters, epistolary theory, letters in early Judaism, and all the letters of the New Testament. Part I of each chapter surveys each corpus, followed by detailed exegetical examples in Part II. Comprehensive bibliographies and 54 exercises with answers suit this guide to student and scholar alike.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period
Review by Pieter J. J. Botha
Citation: Pieter J. J. Botha, review of Hans-Josef Klauck, Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).
Review by Matthew D. Montonini
Citation: Matthew D. Montonini, review of Hans-Josef Klauck, Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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