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Ancient letters and the New Testament [electronic resource] : a guide to context and exegesis / Hans-Josef Klauck with the collaboration of Daniel P. Bailey.

By: Klauck, Hans-Josef.
Contributor(s): Bailey, Daniel P.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 504 p.).ISBN: 1429418397 (electronic bk.); 9781429418393 (electronic bk.); 1433709104; 9781433709104.Uniform titles: Antike Briefliteratur und das Neue Testament. English Subject(s): Bible. Epistles -- Language, style -- Textbooks | Classical letters -- History and criticism -- Textbooks | Letter writing, Classical -- Textbooks | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Paul's Letters | Neues Testament -- Briefe | Neues Testament | Epistolographie | ZeithintergrundGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Lehrbuch.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ancient letters and the New Testament.DDC classification: 227/.06 Other classification: BC 6210 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; General Bibliographies; List of Bibliographies; List of Exercises; Introduction; 1: Foundations-- Two Letters of Apion and Two Letters of the "Elder"; 2: Practical Realities-- Paper and Postal Systems; 3: Nonliterary and Diplomatic Correspondence; 4: Poetry and Philosophy--Literary Letters; 5: Epistolary and Rhetorical Theory; 6: Letters in Early Judaism; 7: New Testament Letters I: Overview; 8: New Testament Letters II: Selected Texts; Epilogue; Answer Key; Index of Ancient Sources; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; General Bibliographies; List of Bibliographies; List of Exercises; Introduction; 1: Foundations-- Two Letters of Apion and Two Letters of the "Elder"; 2: Practical Realities-- Paper and Postal Systems; 3: Nonliterary and Diplomatic Correspondence; 4: Poetry and Philosophy--Literary Letters; 5: Epistolary and Rhetorical Theory; 6: Letters in Early Judaism; 7: New Testament Letters I: Overview; 8: New Testament Letters II: Selected Texts; Epilogue; Answer Key; Index of Ancient Sources; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.

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.

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