[B-Greek] James 2:18
zariddle at tiu.edu
Thu Aug 11 16:12:20 EDT 2005
It is more likely that the objector's words include v.19 too. James begins his response to the objector with W ANQRWPE. This follows a fairly clear rhetorical formula where (1) an objector is introduced with something like "One might say" or "it might be said," and then (2) the author begins his response with a sharp epithet such as "You fool" or "O man."
Cf. especially Matt. 23:16-19; Rom. 9:19-20; 1 Cor. 15:35-36
Other examples include 4 Macc. 2:24-3:1; Epictetus, Discourses 2.16; Josephus, War 3.361 [3.8§5]
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