By L. L. Welborn
An finish to Enmity casts mild upon the shadowy determine of the culprit of moment Corinthians by way of exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that ruled friendship, enmity and reconciliation within the Greco-Roman global. The publication places ahead a singular speculation concerning the id of the offender and the character of his offence opposed to Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic info of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological checklist of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a powerful picture of the type of person who did Paul unsuitable and prompted discomfort to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the background of Paul s courting with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.
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94 Thus, Thrall’s suggestion that the collection was the occasion for the offence against Paul has far-reaching implications. The history of research into the identity of the wrongdoer in 2 Corinthians has produced mainly negative results. By “negative,” what is meant is that the labor of almost two centuries has been expended on the demolition of the traditional identification, the separation of the wrongdoer from the incestuous man. Only when this critical task was 90 Philo Spec. 34; Thrall, “The Offender and the Offence,: 73 – 74.
Bezeichneten manne jenen blütschänder 1 Cor. 5,1 – 5 im sinne: indem er nach 1 Cor. 5 dessen ausstossung aus der Gemeinde gefordert, habe er, wie er 2 Cor. 2 selbst einsehe, einen zu gewagten und übereilten schritt gethan, durch welchen er, weil er die beabsichtigte folge nicht hatte, sich nur eine blçsse gegeben habe und den er nun 2 Cor. 2 im grunde selbst zurücknehme; jene forderung habe in Corinth einem sehr übeln eindruck gemacht, den der Apostel jetzt durch nachgiebigkeit und begütigung zu verwischen suche.
349; followed by Windisch, Der zweite Korintherbrief, 238. 87 Aristotle Rhet. m t¹ bk²pteim 2jºmta paq± t¹m mºlom. 88 Krenkel, Beiträge, 305 – 307, who speaks of a “Schädigung an Hab und Gut”; Windisch, Der zweite Korintherbrief, 238. 89 So, already, Krenkel, Beiträge, 305; followed by Windisch, Der zweite Korintherbrief, 238 – 39. On the civil nature of the lawsuits, see now Bruce W. Winter, “Civil Litigation: 1 Corinthians 6:1 – 11” in idem, Seek the Welfare of the City: Christians as Benefactors and Citizens (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996) 105 – 22, esp.