Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis by Hans-Joseph Klauch
Baylor University Press | November 1, 2006 | English | ISBN: 1932792406 | 539 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This volume places the New Testament letters squarely in the middle of all the important letter corpora of antiquity. Chapters cover the basic letter formula, papyrus and postal delivery, non-literary and diplomatic correspondence, Greek and Latin literary letters, epistolary theory, letters in early Judaism, and all the letters of the New Testament. Part I of each chapter surveys each corpus, followed by detailed exegetical examples in Part II. Comprehensive bibliographies and 54 exercises with answers suit this guide to student and scholar alike.