Letter of Christ
‘You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts’ (2 Cor 3:2-3)
I started work on the fascinating passage above today. What an intricate mix of metaphors!
The major question for me is whether evpistolh. Cristou/ (‘letter of Christ’) is a subjective or objective genitive. The vast majority of scholars choose the subjective, i.e. that Christ writes the letter. However, in a recent monograph, Bernd Kuschnerus maintains the objective-genitive interpretation in the sense that the letter is about Christ, in which Christ is the Inhalt.
I want to understand the phrase as a subjective genitive, but what I want and what is true may be two very different things. Could this be a case in which the amusingly called ‘vocal minority’ is correct?