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Keys to First CorinthiansRevisiting the Major Issues$
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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199564156

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.001.0001

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Interpolations in 1 Corinthians

Interpolations in 1 Corinthians

Chapter:
(p.257) 16 Interpolations in 1 Corinthians
Source:
Keys to First Corinthians
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Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.00016

After a discussion of the validity of the methodology normally used to determine interpolations, i.e. additions to a text after it had left its author's hands, the chapter passes in review thirteen passages in 1 Cor, which various authors have suggested were interpolations. Only 1 Cor 4: 6 and 1 Cor 14: 34–35 are accepted as post‐Pauline additions. 1 Cor 7: 29–31 is more likely to be Paul's citation of a formed apocalyptic tradition similar to 6 Ezra 16: 41–45 than an interpolation. It is entirely probable that 1 Cor 15: 56 is an embryonic articulation of an insight which Paul developed fully only several years later in writing Romans.

Keywords:   interpolation, addition, methodology, 1 Corinthians, Romans

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