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2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1 again: A Change in Perspective

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The close parallels between 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 and the Qumran literature should not be read as indicating a direct or indirect line of tradition; rather, it is better to suppose that such parallels demonstrate most closely how both sets of literature, the collection of scrolls and the letters of Paul, are part of a broad spectrum of Jewish literature of the Graeco-Roman world. 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 helps us to see that the Qumran texts themselves, though often with a particular perspective, belong to and were part of a geographically widespread set of Jewish ideas. The conclusion should be that perhaps we can use the New Testament, and Paul in particular, to help us recognise that much in the corpus of compositions from the eleven caves at and near Qumran as part and parcel of Hellenistic Jewish culture, variously adapted in particular contexts.

Keywords: Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Jewish ideas; Qumran literature



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