Critical and Exegetical Hand-Book to the Epistles to the Philippians and Colossians Volume 9

Critical and Exegetical Hand-Book to the Epistles to the Philippians and Colossians Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: order to characterize the Epistle as a production of possibly the second century epitomized from the Epistle to the Ephesians with the addition of some controversial matter, lays stress on (a) differences in language and style, (&) deviations from the Pauline character both of conception and of representation, (c) the comparison with the Epistle to the Ephesians, and (d) the supposed reference of the polemics to Cerinthus. But, first, the stamp of language and the style are so entirely Pauline, that particular expressions, which we are accustomed to in Paul's writings but do not find here (Sucaioauirr) K.T.X., aarrjpla K.t.x., airoicdwJri$, vrraicoq, dpa, Sio, Bioti, en, et al.), or atta% ey6fieva which occur (as i8eo6pi(ricela, TriOavoXoyia, et al.), cannot furnish any counter argument, since, in fact, they are fully outweighed hy similar phenomena in epistles which are indubitably genuine. There is the less ground for urging the occurrence only six times of ydp (Text. Bee), as even in the larger Epistle to the Ephesians it occurs only eleven times, and in the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians only five times. And how little are such mechanical standards of comparison at all compatible with a mind so free in movement and rich in language as was that of Paul! In his case even the order of the words "EWijv xai 'IovScwxs (iii. 11) cannot seem surprising, nor can the combining of designations similar in meaning (as i. 6, 10, ii. 18, 23) appear as a strange hunting after synonyms. See, besides, Huther, Schlussbetracht. p. 420 ff.; Hofmann, p. 179 f. Secondly, un-Pauline conceptions are only imported into the Epistle by incorrect interpretations; and the peculiar developments of doctrine, which Paul gives only here, but which more

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