So many of our reading skills depend on our cultural background: the memes, metaphors, and idioms that make up our literary vernacular. This week, Jo Kitchen and I take on 1 Corinthians 6, which turns out to be particularly densely packed and full of rhetorical flair.

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Before we get to the law courts and vice lists in 1 Corinthians, we take a look at another tabernacle construction passage in Exodus and a couple of Psalms. There's plenty of food for thought in this, our longest episode to date!

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Conzelmann, Hans (1969) tr. Leitch, James W. (1975). 1 Corinthians - A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Hermeneia — A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press.
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Fee, Gordon & Stuart, Douglas (1993, 2014). How To Read The Bible For All Its Worth, 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
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Sarna, Nahum M. (1991). Exodus, The JPS Torah Commentary. Philadaelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society.
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Exodus 36, Exodus 26, Leviticus 19, Psalm 94, Psalm 95, 1 Corinthians 1, 1 Corinthians 3, 1 Corinthians 4, 1 Corinthians 5, 1 Corinthians 6, 1 Corinthians 8, JPSTORAHEX, HRMNEIA67CO1, H2RBBLWORTH