posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by jmdewey60
I've been working on first principles, asking the question "Has this letter been put together with any overall purpose, or has it all been thrown
together at random?"
On the hypothesis that there's a purpose in the overall structure of the letter, I start looking for relationships between the different parts.
I've already drawn attention to two important points about the relationships of ch3 vv13-18.
One is that this passage is patently talking about behaviour with an impact over the whole of life, not just limited to the teaching field. You would
not want to limit the scope of vv17-18.
The other is that the advice about "showing works" is in continuity with the end of ch2. In fact you could jump staright from ch2 v26 to ch3 v13
without noticing a change of subject.
I don't see any reason why these insights should be overridden by the rigid assumption that every chapter is a unity and every chapter ending a change
of subject, especially when we're aware that chapter divisions don't come from the author.
edit on 6-7-2012 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)