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1 The Corinthian Contribution

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How important the contribution for the saints in Jerusalem was to Paul is clear from the space it occupies in his Corinthian correspondence and from the fact that it was central to him in his third missionary endeavor. The main aspect of the contribution that concerns us is the significance that it had for Paul. The significance of the contribution is illustrated by pointing to the historical context in which it was conceived and initiated and by investigating Paul's reasons for collecting it. The significance that it has for Paul is especially evident from the terminology that Paul uses for it, from his description of how it is to proceed from Christians, and from the results that it would produce. There is a marked difference between 1 Cor 16:1-4 and 2 Cor 8-9 in Paul's approach to the contribution.

Keywords: Corinthian contribution; Paul



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