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Hoover on Harpagmos Reviewed, with a Modest Proposal Concerning Philippians 2:6*

  • J. C. O'Neill (a1)
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1 Novum Testamentum Graece, 26th ed.

2 Hoover, R. W.. “The Harpagmos Enigma: A Philological Solution.” HTR 64 (1971) 95119. (Numbers within parentheses in this note refer to pages from Hoover's article, unless otherwise indicated.) The claim for Hoover was made by N. T. Wright.ρπαγμς and the Meaning of Philippians 2:5–11.”, JTS n.s. 37 (1986) 321 –52, esp. 339.

3 Cf. Meyer, H. A. W., Kritisch Exegetisches Handbuch über die Briefe Pauli an die Philipper, Kolosser und an Philemon (4th ed.; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1874) 72.

4 Professor Moule has always insisted on this as the philological starting point for considering our problem. Moule, C. F. D., “Further Reflections on Philippians 2:5– 11,” in Gasque, W. Ward and Martin, Ralph P., eds., Apostolic History and the Gospel: Biblical and Historical Essays Presented to F. F. Bruce on His 60th Birthday (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970) 264–76.

5 Jaeger, W. W., “Eine stilgeschichtliche Studie zum Philipperbrief,” Hermes 50 (1915) 537–53.

6 Ibid., 267.

7 Ross, John, “APΠAΓMOΣ (Philippians II 6),” JTS 10 (1909) 573–74.

8 Meyer, Exegetisches Handbuch, 71–78, 85–88; Alford, Henry, The Greek Testament (2d ed.; London, 1857) 3. 159: Ross, “APΠAΓMOΣ”: Moule, “Philippians 2:5–11,” 266–68.

* In honor of Professor C. F. D. Moule on his eightieth birthday. 3 December 1988.

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