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Rearranging The ‘House Of God’ A New Perspective On The Pastoral Epistles

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Despite their rather marginal standing, it is impressive to see what huge commentaries have been written on the Pastoral Epistles over the last two decades. Given the enormous impact of Ferdinand C. Baur's thesis on subsequent scholarship, it is remarkable that Baur grounds his argument for the pseudonymity of all three letters solely on 1 Tim, although he recognizes the differences between 1 Tim and the other two letters. Peter Trummer posits that the Pastoral Epistles have been written by a single author and that they were from the beginning related to a growing Corpus Paulinum. In order to understand the lexeme 'House of God' properly, it is inevitable to look at the semantic field in which it appears, and thus first of all also to the addition 'pillar and fortification of the truth'.

Keywords: 1 Tim; Corpus Paulinum; Ferdinand C. Baur; House of God; Pastoral Epistles; Peter Trummer



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