This chapter discusses the use of the terms 'beloved' and 'beloved brother' in the early Christian community, and raises the question whether the phrase 'beloved brother' indicated common membership of a Christian brotherhood or is the only clear example to date of an epistolary phrase passing from primarily Christian usage to more common currency.
|Title of host publication||The New Testament in its first century setting|
|Subtitle of host publication||essays on context and background|
|Place of Publication||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Publisher||William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- Ancient Greek
- early Christian writing
- Pauline corpus
- Christian vocabulary
Nobbs, A. (2004). 'Beloved brothers' in the New Testament and early Christian world. In The New Testament in its first century setting: essays on context and background (pp. 143-150). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.