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The Fragment 2 Cor VI 14-VII 1

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The arguments against the authenticity of 2 Cor vi 14-vii 1 can be brought together under five headings: disruption of the context, hapaxlegomena, peculiarities in the chain of quotations, points of contact with the Essene writings, and un-Pauline theology. By analyzing context, structure and line of thought of the passage the chapter deals mainly with the first, third and fifth arguments. The passage 2 Cor vi 14-vii 1 stands at the end of the long section ii 14-vii 4 which is often called Paul's apology and can easily be detached from the surrounding verses. It is important, further, to note that the purity which in vi 14-vii 1 is required is moral, not ritual, as is apparent from a right understanding of the antitheses in vi 14b-16a. The O.T. expressions in vi 14a, 17ac and the cultic terms elsewhere in the pericope are used in a figurative sense.

Keywords: authenticity; Essene writings; hapaxlegomena; Paul's apology; un-Pauline theology



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