According to Garland, Paul’s reference to “two or three witnesses” in 2 Cor. 13:1 referred to his visits to Corinth.
According to Garland, Paul’s instruction to not be “yoked with unbelievers” may have been designed to prohibit Christian participation in a number of activities. Nevertheless, Garland argues that Paul was primarily concerned with what activity?
Paul’s physical appearance is described in detail in which ancient apocryphal work?
Paul’s statement that the one who sows generously will also reap generously (2 Cor. 9:6) was not offered as an investment strategy on how to reap greater material blessings.
In 2 Cor. 7, Paul expressed remorse that the severe letter resulted in longstanding anguish.
According to Garland, who are the “super apostles” Paul refers to in 2 Cor. 11:5?
Garland concludes that Paul’s escape from Damascus would have been considered a shameful and cowardly act by most first-century readers.
Paul noted that he had commissioned which individual to help the Corinthians complete the collection for the relief offering?
According to Paul, what was the primary purpose of his “thorn in the flesh?”
There is no indication in Acts or elsewhere that Paul revisited Corinth after he penned 2 Corinthians.
According to Garland, Paul’s reference to Jesus being made sin (2 Cor. 5:21) refers not to Jesus’ human life, but to his shameful death.
Although Paul claimed that he appealed to the Corinthians in meekness (2 Cor. 10:1), the virtue was not esteemed by ancient writers.
What evidence does Paul provide in 2 Cor. 12 that he was a true apostle?
According to 2 Cor. 9:9-11, God blesses individuals with material blessings for what purpose?
According to Garland, 2 Cor. 9 was originally a distinct letter that was joined to chap. 8 by a later editor.
According to Garland, the New Testament principle of proportionate giving replaced the Old Testament principle of the tithe.
According to Garland, Paul alluded to what “conspiracy theory” in 2 Cor. 12:16-18 which was concocted by his opponents in Corinth?
According to Garland, Paul’s statement in 2 Cor. 10:6 reveals that he stood ready to judge those inside the church rather than those on the outside.
According to Garland, Paul’s reference to godly sorrow leading to repentance serves as an indication that Paul was concerned about the ultimate redemption of the Corinthians.
In 2 Cor. 6:2, Paul quotes from what Old Testament writing in order to demonstrate that salvation is now available as a result of Christ’s work on the cross?
According to Garland, for what reason(s) did Paul not accept financial gifts from those in Corinth?
During the Old Testament and Intertestamental Period, Belial was used to describe the foreign gods of Israel’s enemies and was not used in reference to Satan until the first century.
In the first-century Roman world, serving as an ambassador was very dangerous as there were no universally accepted customs designed for protection.
Paul employs what imagery in 2 Cor. 11:2 to illustrate his relationship to the church in Corinth?
In 2 Cor. 8, Paul mentioned the churches in which province as an example of sacrificial giving?
The scourging experienced by Paul was administered by local Roman governments.
According to Garland, what does it mean to be “in Christ?”
Paul experienced great comfort in Macedonia upon the arrival of which of his companions?
What is the name of the church father who wrote a letter to the Corinthian church at the end of the first century?
Because the practice of almsgiving was very rare in Judaism, Paul sought to collect funds only from Gentile churches.