Intertextual Strategy of the Narrator of the Second Epistle of Peter in the Catalogue of Virtues (1:5-7)

Mariusz Rosik

Papieski Wydział Teologiczny we Wrocławiu , Poland
Rev. prof. Mariusz Rosik - an academic teacher in the Pontifical Faculty of Theology and in the University of Wrocław (Breslau), Poland. He keeps courses of Exegesis of the New Testament, Biblical Environment, Jewish History and New Testament Greek. Prof. Rosik has studied in several academic centers:  Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Wrocław (M.A. in 1993; licentiate in biblical theology, 1996; doctoral degree in biblical theology, 1997), Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (licentiate in Sacred Scripture, 2001), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (one semester in 1998-1999), École Biblique et Archéologique Francaise de Jerusalem (one semester in 1998-1999). During his studies in Israel he paid attention to achieve perfect knowledge of biblical Hebrew and archeology of the Holy Land. Prof. Mariusz Rosik has published more than thirty books and many articles in the field of biblical and Jewish studies. His texts were published in eleven languages. He participates in biblical meetings, conferences and seminars. He is also a member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Cambridge), Polish Biblical Society (Warszawa) and Associazzione degli Ex-alunni del Pontificio Istituto Biblico (Rome).

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1943-8649

Kalina Wojciechowska

Kalina Wojciechowska – luterańska biblistka, dr hab. teologii, profesor w Katedrze Wiedzy Nowotestamentowej i Języka Greckiego Chrześcijańskiej Akademii Teologicznej w Warszawie i kierownik tej katedry. Wykładowczyni Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego oraz Ewangelikalnej Wyższej Szkoły Teologicznej we Wrocławiu. Wiceprzewodnicząca Komitetu Nauk Teologicznych PAN, członkini Zespołu Języka Religijnego Rady Języka Polskiego przy prezydium PAN. Zajmuje się egzegezą ksiąg narracyjnych Nowego Testamentu oraz listów powszechnych.


https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0028-6905


Abstract

The Second Epistle of Peter is one of the least studied texts of the New Testament. It is usually compared with 1 Peter and/or Jude and indeed shows some similarities and some differences with these texts. But little attention is paid to the originality of 2 Peter both in its interpretation of texts from the Jewish tradition and in the application of intertextual strategies to elements of Greek philosophy. 2 Pet 1:5-7 is undoubtedly one of the most Hellenized passages of the epistle. Not only did the narrator use a hierarchical catalog of virtues popular in Greek literature, but also terms that are commonly associated with ethics, especially the stoic ethics (faith – πίστις; virtue – ἀρετή; knowledge – γνῶσις). This article aims to present the manner in which the narrator in 2 Pet 1:5-7 enters into dialogue with Greek ethical texts and how he transforms, innovates, and reinterprets these texts. In other words, what intertextual strategy he uses.

Keywords:

Second Letter of Peter, hypertextualism, intertextuality, catalog of virtues, stoic ethics, faith, knowledge, virtue, 2 Peter 1:5-7

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Rosik, M., & Wojciechowska, K. (2021). Intertextual Strategy of the Narrator of the Second Epistle of Peter in the Catalogue of Virtues (1:5-7). Verbum Vitae, 39(3), 865–880. https://doi.org/10.31743/vv.12785

Mariusz Rosik 
Papieski Wydział Teologiczny we Wrocławiu
Rev. prof. Mariusz Rosik - an academic teacher in the Pontifical Faculty of Theology and in the University of Wrocław (Breslau), Poland. He keeps courses of Exegesis of the New Testament, Biblical Environment, Jewish History and New Testament Greek. Prof. Rosik has studied in several academic centers:  Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Wrocław (M.A. in 1993; licentiate in biblical theology, 1996; doctoral degree in biblical theology, 1997), Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (licentiate in Sacred Scripture, 2001), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (one semester in 1998-1999), École Biblique et Archéologique Francaise de Jerusalem (one semester in 1998-1999). During his studies in Israel he paid attention to achieve perfect knowledge of biblical Hebrew and archeology of the Holy Land. Prof. Mariusz Rosik has published more than thirty books and many articles in the field of biblical and Jewish studies. His texts were published in eleven languages. He participates in biblical meetings, conferences and seminars. He is also a member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Cambridge), Polish Biblical Society (Warszawa) and Associazzione degli Ex-alunni del Pontificio Istituto Biblico (Rome).
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1943-8649
Kalina Wojciechowska 

Kalina Wojciechowska – luterańska biblistka, dr hab. teologii, profesor w Katedrze Wiedzy Nowotestamentowej i Języka Greckiego Chrześcijańskiej Akademii Teologicznej w Warszawie i kierownik tej katedry. Wykładowczyni Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego oraz Ewangelikalnej Wyższej Szkoły Teologicznej we Wrocławiu. Wiceprzewodnicząca Komitetu Nauk Teologicznych PAN, członkini Zespołu Języka Religijnego Rady Języka Polskiego przy prezydium PAN. Zajmuje się egzegezą ksiąg narracyjnych Nowego Testamentu oraz listów powszechnych.

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0028-6905



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