Tablets of fleshly hearts: Paul and Ezekiel in Concert

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The multiplicity of scriptural allusions that Paul develops in 2Â Corinthiansprovides a window through which to consider Paul's rhetoric and apostolic self-presentation. The present essay seeks to develop the contours of the relationship that develops between Paul and Ezekiel in 2Â Corinthians. The primary argument is that Paul's introduction of the prophetic material in Ezekiel, with his specific reference to Ezek 36:26 in 2Â Cor 3:3, does not play merely a cursory role in the development of the letter. In contrast, Paul's use of the Ezekiel tradition shapes both the development of his argument and the presentation of his own apostolic identity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-73
Number of pages19
JournalJournal for the Study of Paul and His Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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