This is a brief commentary on 2 Corinthians by Alfred Plummer [1841-1926], written with young people in mind.
My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of the book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.
Alfred Plummer [1841-1926], The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges, 1923 reprint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903. Hbk. pp.156. [Click to visit the download page]
Table of Contents
- Introduction § 1. The Genuineness of the Epistle
§ 2. Place and Time, Occasion and Purpose
§ 3. Contents and Results
§ 4. Language and Style
§ 5. Quotation from the Old Testament
§ 6. The Greek Text
§ VII. The Integrity of the Epistle
- Text and Notes
The Genuineness of the Epistle
The genuineness of this letter is as impregnable as that of l Corinthians, which imparts much of its own strength to the later letter. But the independent evidence in favour of 2 Corinthians is very strong, although the external testimony begins a little later than in the case of the earlier letter.
There is no evidence that the Second Epistle was known to Clement of Rome. The supposed reminiscences are very unconvincing: e.g. 2 Cor. i. 5 and Clem. ii. 1, 2 Cor. viii. 9 and Clem. xvi. 2, 2 Cor. x. 3, 4 and Clem. xxxvii. 1, 2 Cor. x. 13, 15, 16 and Clem. i. 3, 2 Cor. x. 17 and Clem. xiii. 1, 2 Cor. x. 18 and Clem. xxx. 6. There is much of 2 Corinthians that would have suited Clement’s purpose very well; so much so, that we may believe that he would have made as free use of it as he does of 1 Corinthians had he known the Second Epistle….
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