The World of
1 Corinthians
The World of 1 Corinthians: An Annotated Visual and Literary Source-Commentary 
by Matthew R. Malcolm

Interpreting an ancient biblical text involves recognising both the distance and the connection between the text and the reader.  In terms of 1 Corinthians, this means that both the historical background and the history of reception of the letter are immensely important. This book represents an attempt to increase the 21st century reader’s familiarity with the historical background of the letter. The book introduces material, literary, cultural, and conceptual settings that are especially useful in illuminating the world in which the letter arose.

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