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Title: A Face Reflecting Glory
Subtitle: 2 Cor 3,18 in its Literary Context (2 Cor 3,1 – 4,15)
Author(s): TACK, Laura
Volume: 96 Issue: 1 Date: 2015
This contribution investigates the translation of the hapax legomenon κατοπριζόμενοι in 2 Cor 3,18; in addition to philological and religion-historical arguments, in particular the article takes into account the broader literary context (2 Corinthians 3-4). The main theme of that context, embodied proclamation, turns out to be an important justification of the translation 'to reflect as a mirror'. Especially the link between 2 Cor 3,18 and the whole of 2 Corinthians 4, which describes Paul’s somatic identification with and manifestation of Christ, results in understanding 2 Cor 3,18 as describing the unveiled face that reflects the divine glory as a mirror.