Ancient Letters and the New Testament
A Guide to Context and Exegesis
By (author) Hans-Josef Klauck
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Ancient Letters and the New Testament by Hans-Josef Klauck
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781932792409
(230mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Hans-Josef Klauck
Hans-Josef Klauck, Th.D. is Professor of New Testament at the University of Chicago.
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