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On the Source and Rewriting of 1 Corinthians 2.9 in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Traditions

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Clivaz Claire, Schulthess Sara,
Project Les manuscrits arabes des lettres de Paul de Tarse. La reprise d'un champ de recherche négligé
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal New Testament Studies
Volume (Issue) 61(2)
Page(s) 183 - 200
Title of proceedings New Testament Studies
DOI 10.1017/s0028688514000307


The article reopens the dossier of the sources, parallels and rewritings of 1 Cor 2.9, a saying that Paul attributes to a written source, when other sources put it into Jesus' mouth (e.g. GosThom 17). The state of research shows that the hypothesis of an oral source is generally preferred but an accurate study of 1 Clem 34.8, a parallel too often neglected, supports the presence of a written source that existed before 1 Cor 2.9. GosJud 47.10–13 will help to understand the attribution of the saying to Jesus. Finally, the article takes into account the well-known parallel in Islamic tradition, a ḥadīth qudsī. serval:BIB_A7F5E9A51548