Punctuating Paul's Letters in Light of the Ancient Theory of Côla and Periods: The Example of 2 Corinthians 10:8-11

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Title
Punctuating Paul's Letters in Light of the Ancient Theory of Côla and Periods: The Example of 2 Corinthians 10:8-11
Journal
Biblical Interpretation
Author(s)
Marschall Priscille
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Number
1
Pages
100-125
Language
english
Abstract
This article argues that the micro-structure of Paul’s letters is intrinsically linked to an aural logic. Taking 2 Corinthians 10:8–11 as an example and using the notions of côlon and period as described in the rhetoric and stylistic treatises of the Graeco-Roman world, I will show both the methods and the extent to which it is possible to reconstitute its original “punctuation”—i.e., the different breaks that punctuated this passage when it was read aloud. This will allow me to shed new light on the structure of the passage and, especially, on the
debated question of the place of verse 9, namely the extent to which it is linked with either verse 8 or verses 10–11, or is rather independent. More generally, this article is an invitation to develop colometric analysis as an additional tool in debates concerning micro-structure and punctuation of NT texts.
Keywords
punctuation, colometry, aurality, sound mapping, Paul's letters
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