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Fowl, S. 1990. A Metaphor in Distress a Reading of NHΠIOI in 1 Thessalonians 2.7. New Testament Studies 36 (3) : 469–473. 5 pp.
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Cambridge University Press


In this article, Fowl takes into his account the well-known textual problem in 1 Thess 2.7 which resides in the second clause of the verse and questions whether the text is to be read ν⋯πιοι (infants) or ἤπιοι (gentle). So, the aim of this article is to prove, against contemporary scholarly claims which endorse the preference of (gentle), there are neither sufficient text-critical nor contextual reasons to prefer one over the other