The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


28. Second Corinthians

Questions for Review

  1. What is the historical context in which 2 Corinthians was written?
  2. For what apparent reasons did Paul have to write 2 Corinthians?
  3. Where does 2 Corinthians fit within the Corinthian correspondence?
  4. What was probably meant by Paul’s affliction in 2 Corinthians 1?
  5. How does Paul demonstrate the superiority of the new covenant over against the old covenant in 2 Corinthians 3?
  6. What is the cause of the “sharp change in tone” beginning with 2 Corinthians 10:1?
  7. Why does Paul say that it is likely he will need to make a third visit to Corinth, according to 2 Corinthians?
  8. Why do some scholars argue that 2 Corinthians is not one single letter?
  9. What are the arguments for and against accepting the authenticity of 2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1?
  10. Why should there be no objection to the existence of composite documents within the NT?