Exercise 2 - the canonical New Testament Though it was...

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Emily Tsiao (0930609) Section AF Exercise 2 Find the translation of “3 Corinthians” in the Study Guide near the beginning of Unit 4. “3 Corinthians” is an actual ancient document. It is found as a part of the New Testament in ancient Armenian Bibles, and evidently also was accepted as a work of Paul's in some ancient Syrian Bibles. Several medieval Latin manuscripts also exist, but our oldest copy of "3 Corinthians" is in a Greek papyrus codex from Egypt, possibly as old as the 200's CE (see chart in Unit 1, “Dates for Some of the Oldest NT Manuscripts”). That means that this Greek copy may be roughly as old as some of the oldest copies of Pauline letters that did become a part of
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Unformatted text preview: the canonical New Testament. Though it was accepted as a Pauline letter by several ancient churches, we also know that many Christians objected to its use. On one or two pages (computer) answer the following questions, print out your response, and bring to the lecture meeting as specified in the Course Schedule in the syllabus as the due date for this Exercise. Be sure to put your name and section number at the top of the first page. Give the response to your TA at the lecture meeting specified as the due date. Questions: Did Paul write this letter? Why? Or why not? What are your specific arguments?...
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