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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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Pneumatikoi and Judaizers in 2 Cor 2:14–4:6

Pneumatikoi and Judaizers in 2 Cor 2:14–4:6

(p.65) 5 Pneumatikoi and Judaizers in 2 Cor 2:14–4:6
Keys to Second Corinthians

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

Oxford University Press

The polemic/apologetic passages, 2:14‐3:6 and 4:1‐6, betray the presence of two groups of opponents, one made up of Corinthians (the ‘Spirit‐people’) and the other of outsiders, who had formed an alliance against Paul. The function of the intervening section (3:7‐18) was to drive a wedge between them by making the intruders' message as unattractive as possible to the Corinthian group.

Keywords:   Opponents, Spirit‐people, pneumatikoi, Judaizers, veil of Moses

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