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Student guide and glossary terms

Student guide and glossary terms

Student guide and glossary terms

Chapter 17

  1. Was forgery a recognized practice in the ancient world? What reasons did people have for forging literary works? What techniques did forgers use?
  2. What is the ostensible occasion for each of the Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles (i.e., what situation do they appear to presuppose)?
  3. What are the major themes of each letter?
  4. What are the arguments against Pauline authorship of each of the Deutero-Pauline epistles (there are somewhat different arguments for each of them)? Do you find these arguments persuasive? Why or why not?
  5. Why do most scholars think that the same author was responsible for all three of the Pastorals?
  6. What are the arguments against Pauline authorship of each of the Pastoral Epistles? Do you find these arguments persuasive? Why or why not?
  7. How does the understanding of present/future salvation differ between the Deutero-Pauline Epistles


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Key Terms:

  • 3 Corinthians
  • Bishop
  • Charismatic communities
  • Forgery
  • Gnosis
  • Gnosticism
  • Mysticism, Jewish
  • Presbyter
  • Pseudepigrapha
  • Pseudonymity
  • Timothy
  • Titus, Christian
  • Works