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Title: Les orígenes de 1 Corintios
Author(s): DE LA SERNA, Eduardo
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 72    Issue: 2   Date: 1991   
Pages: 192-216
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.72.2.3217715

Abstract :
After analyzing various proposals concerning the composition of 1 Cor (a mosaic of letters, unity, interpolations), it is suggested that Paul wrote to the Corinthians in order to respond to questions presented to him in writing (7,1). Each question is introduced by the expression peri de (7,1.25; 8,1; 12,1; 16,1.12). Meanwhile, the Apostle discovered through oral information that the situation had worsened. This motivates him to include, in a 'second edition', a series of pericopes concerning unity and love (1-6; [9,1-10,22]; [10,23; 11,1]; 11,2-34; 12,31b-14,1a; 15; 16,13-24). This would explain the unity of the letter and, at the same time, its lack of internal uniformity.

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