This book is a tool to study the letters structurally, formally and thematically by gathering relevant passages from all the letters onto the page or folio for immediate comparison. It is a sequential presentation of each of the ten chief letters attributed to Paul. Each letter is divided into sense units or paragraphs of discourse; these paragraphs, as they are designated, are numbered consecutively from the salutation of Romans to the closing remarks of Philemon. At the top left hand corner of the page, the reader will find the paragraph or sense unit in bold type. Next to it on the top half of the page are primary parallels (whether thematic, formal, or structural), and on the bottom half of the page secondary parallels are listed. Paragraph numbers are then used as the basis of the presentation of the materials and function effectively in a system of cross-referencing. Each letter is arranged in canonical order in its entirety from salutation to final grace and closing remarks. It highlights letter structure and formal elements in the Pauline letter collection. In order to indicate the full range of parallels, some paragraphs are printed several times.
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