[b-greek] RE: Structure of a 1st century Epistle

From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (jgibson000@home.com)
Date: Sun Apr 01 2001 - 20:15:08 EDT

David Haeuser wrote:

> Dear Mike,
> Betz in his commentary on Galatians (Hermeneia series) calls them
> superscriptio, adscriptio, salutatio, and calls the whole section v. 1-5 the
> epistolary prescript. He mentions a bibliography in Conzelmann's 1
> Corinthians, 19 nn 6,7 and J. Fitzmyer, "Some Notes on Aramaic
> Epistolography," JBL, 93 (1974)190-231, and a couple other sources.

One of these, surely, must be William Doty's _Letters in Primitive Christianity_
(Fortress, 1973). And if it isn't, it should be. Another volume that would be of good
service is _Light From Ancient Letters_ by John White (again Fortress). And what about
the discussion of letter forms in the Anchor Bible Dictionary and _The Dictionary of
Paul and His Letters_ (IVP)?


Jeffrey Gibson

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