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Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis
Klauck, Hans-Josef

Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2006 pp. xxxv + 504. $34.95


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

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Review by Pieter J. J. Botha
Published 11/4/2007
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
Published 11/29/2008
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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