'Beloved brothers' in the New Testament and early Christian world

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Testament in its first century setting
Subtitle of host publicationessays on context and background
Place of PublicationGrand Rapids, Michigan
PublisherWilliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780802828347
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Ancient Greek
  • lexicon
  • epistolography
  • early Christian writing
  • Pauline corpus
  • Christian vocabulary


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