The Third Epistle to the Corinthians (3 Cor), also known as the “Correspondence of Paul and the Corinthians” or “3 Corinthians,” refers to a letter exchange between the Corinthian Church and the apostle Paul. 3 Corinthians may be divided into four sections:
1. a narrative introduction;
2. The Corinthian letter to Paul;
3. narrative interlude, and;
4. Paul’s response to the Corinthians; with the oldest sections being represented only by parts II and IV.
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Barrier, Jeremy W.,
“Corinthians, Third Epistle to the”, in:
Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte.
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