Timeline issues - Date of writing of Corinthian epistles

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Bob Diebel | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 16 2021 6:27 AM

The date of writing of Corinthian epistles does not look correct here.

Or am I missing something?

Thanx,

Bob.

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Olli-Pekka Ylisuutari | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 16 2021 7:01 AM

Many of the commentaries give complex timings and compositional theories, especially as to the composition of the 2nd Corinthians (exegetes seem to love them):

Letter A (which st. Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians 5:9, now lost), letter B (the one we know as 1st Corinthians), Letter C ("the letter of tears", which Paul maybe referring to in 2 Corinthians 2: 4 and 2 Corinthians 7: 8), Letter D (2 Corinthians 1-10) and Letter E (2 Corinthians 10-13).

I guess the timeline reflects that ambiguity. Not sure, though...Confused

If I'm correct, I'm not going to start an argument, but rather I refer you to Victor Paul Furnish's AYB Commentary, where he discusses the question of literary integrity, a two-letter hypothesis, chapters 1-9 in 2nd Corinthians as Letter D, chapters 10-13 in 2nd Corinthians as Letter E.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 16 2021 7:57 AM

My memory is not too bad (yet):

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/200039/1160860.aspx?ssi=0 

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 16 2021 8:14 AM

More possible composition dates captured in the Bible Books Explorer.

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Bob Diebel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 16 2021 8:37 AM

I realize there are many theories as to when they were written. My point is the timeline suggests 2Cor written before 1 Cor.

The above link reveals this was pointed out in April when it was witnessed it had been that way for years.

Is there coming a time when the value of the timeline will cause it to be fixed?

It is often true "timing is everything"

A sequence of events can reveal much.

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Olli-Pekka Ylisuutari | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 16 2021 9:18 AM

Bob Diebel:

It is often true "timing is everything"

A sequence of events can reveal much.

So true! Couldn't agree more...

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 16 2021 9:43 AM

Bob Diebel:
My point is the timeline suggests 2Cor written before 1 Cor.

apparently I have some different resources that map to the Timeline. I suggest clicking on the date to get the pop-up which shows which resources report each date. Interesting that both the early and late date BOTH have 2nd before 1st Surprise

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