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By Steve Reece

on the finish of a number of of his letters the apostle Paul claims to be penning a precis and farewell greeting in his personal hand: 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Philemon, cf. Colossians, 2 Thessalonians. Paul's claims increase a few fascinating questions on his letter-writing practices. Did he write any entire letters himself, or did he continuously dictate to a scribe? How a lot did his scribes give a contribution to the composition of his letters? Did Paul take the time to proofread and proper what he had dictated? What used to be the aim of Paul's autographic subscriptions? What was once Paul's function in calling cognizance to their autographic nature? Why did Paul write in huge letters within the subscription of his letter to the Galatians? Why did he name recognition to this peculiarity of his handwriting?

A reliable resource of solutions to those questions are available one of the basic files that experience survived from round the time of Paul, various which were chanced on during the last centuries and in reality stay found to at the present time. From round the time of Paul there are extant numerous dozen letters from the caves and refuges within the barren region of japanese Judaea (in Hebrew, Aramaic, Nabataean, Greek, and Latin), a number of hundred from the continues to be of a Roman army camp in Vindolanda in northern England (in Latin), and a number of other thousand from the sands of center and higher Egypt (in Greek, Latin, and Egyptian Demotic). Reece has tested every one of these records, lots of them unpublished and barely learn, with exact cognizance to their handwriting kinds, for you to shed a few gentle on those technical facets of Paul's letter-writing conventions.

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