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

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199592104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.001.0001

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A Ministry beyond the Letter (2 Cor 3:1–6)

A Ministry beyond the Letter (2 Cor 3:1–6)

(p.25) 3 A Ministry beyond the Letter (2 Cor 3:1–6)
Keys to Second Corinthians

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

Oxford University Press

The passage contains hints that Paul's opponents were composed of ‘Spirit‐people’ (pneumatikoi) (2 Cor 2:16; 3:5) and newly arrived Judaizers (3:3, 6). In the Postscript I correct what I said in the article. The intruders came from Antioch, not Jerusalem. The key element in Paul's response was to distinguish a ‘new covenant of the spirit’ from a ‘new covenant of the letter’.

Keywords:   Opponents, Spirit‐people, pneumatikoi, Judaizers, Antioch, Jerusalem, new covenant

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