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Alexander, P. S. 1978. ‘Remarks on Aramaic Epistolography in the Persian period’, JSS 23: 155–70.

——— 1984. ‘Epistolary Literature’. In M. Stone, ed., Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, Assen: Van Gorcum, 579–96.

Andresen, C. 1965. ‘Zum Formular früchristlicher Gemeindebriefe’. ZNW 56: 233–59.

Arzt-Grabner, P. 2003. Philemon. Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament, 1. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Bahr, G. J. 1966. ‘Paul and Letter Writing in the 1st Century’. CBQ 28: 465–77.

Berger, K. 1974. ‘Apostelbrief und apostolische Rede: zum Formular frühchristlicher Briefe’. ZNW 65: 190–231.

Betz, H. D. 1975. ‘The Literary Composition and Function of Paul's Letter to the Galatians’. NTS 21: 353–79.

——— 1979. Galatians: A Commentary on Paul's Letter to the Churches in Galatia. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress.

Costa, C. D. N. 2001. Greek Fictional Letters: A Selection with Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

De Witt, N. W. 1964. Epicurus and his Philosophy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Deissmann, G. A. 1901. Bible Studies. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.

——— 1927. Light from the Ancient East, rev. edn. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Doty, W. 1966. ‘The Classification of Epistolary Literature’. CBQ 31: 183–99.

——— 1973. Letters in Primitive Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress.

Exler, F. X. 1923. The Form of the Ancient Greek Letter: A Study in Greek Epistolography. Washington: Catholic University of America Press.

Fitzmyer, J. A. 1974. ‘Some Notes on Aramaic Epistolography’. JBL 93: 201–25.

Friedrich, G. 1955. ‘Lohmeyers These über “Das paulinische Briefpräskript” kritisch beleuchtet’. ZNW 46: 272–4.

Funk, R. W. 1967. ‘The Apostolic Parousia: Form and Significance’. In W. Farmer et al., eds., Christian History and Interpretation: Studies presented to John Knox, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 249–68.

Gamble, H. 1977. The Textual History of the Letter to the Romans. Studies & Documents, 42. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

Kim, C.-H. 1974. Form and Structure of the Familiar Greek Letter of Introduction. SBL DS 4. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press.

——— 1975. ‘Papyrus Invitation’. JBL 94: 391–402.

Koskenniemi, H. 1956. Studien zur Idee und Phraseologie des griechischen Briefes bis 400 n. Chr. Helsinki: Annales Academicae Fennicae.

Kremendahl, D. 2000. Die Botschaft der Form: Zum Verhältnis von antiker Epistolographie und Rhetorik im Galaterbrief. NTOA 46. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Lieu, J. 1985. ‘Grace to You and Peace: The Apostolic Greeting’. BJRL 86: 161–78.

Lindenberger, J. 2003. Ancient Aramaic and Hebrew Letters, 2nd edn. Atlanta: SBL.

Lohmeyer, E. 1927. ‘Probleme Paulinischer Theologie: I Briefliche Grußüberschriften’. ZNW 26: 158–73.

Malherbe, A. J. 1988. Ancient Epistolary Theorists. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

Mullins, T. Y. 1968. ‘Greeting as a New Testament Form’. JBL 87: 418–26.

Panier, L., ed. 1999. Les Lettres dans la Bible et dans la Littérature: Actes du colloque de Lyons (3–5 jeuillet 1996). Centre pour l'analyse du discours religieux. Lectio Divina, 187. Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf.

Pardee, D. 1978. ‘An Overview of Ancient Hebrew Epistolography’. JBL 97: 321–46.

——— 1982. Handbook of Ancient Hebrew Letters. Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press.

Peter, H. 1901. Der Brief in der römischen Literatur. Leipzig.

Peterson, E. 1959. ‘Das Praescriptum des 1 Clemens-Briefes’. In Frühkirche, Judentum und Gnosis, Rome: Herder, 129–36.

Probst, H. 1991. Paulus und der Brief: Die Rhetorik des antiken Briefes als Form der paulinischen Korintherkorrespondenz (1 Kor 8–10). WUNT 2. 45. Tübingen: Mohr.

Richards, E. R. 1990. The Secretary in the Letters of Paul. WUNT. 2. 42. Tübingen: Mohr.

——— 2004. Paul and First-Century Letter Writting: Secretaries, Composition and Collection. Downers Grove, III.: InterVarsity Press.

Robinson, J. M. 1964. ‘Die Hodajot-Formel in Gebet und Hymnus des Frühchristentums’. In W. Eltester and F. H. Kettler, eds., Apophoreta: Festschrift Ernst Haenchen, BZNW 30, Berlin: Töpelmann, 194–235.

Roller, O. 1933. Das Formular der paulinischen Briefe. BWANT 4. 6. Stuttgart: Kohl-hammer.

Rosenmeyer, P. 2001. Ancient Epistolary Fictions: The Letter in Greek Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schnider, F., and Stenger, W. 1987. Studien zum neutestamentlichen Briefformular. NTTS 11. Leiden: Brill.

Schubert, P. 1939a. ‘Form and Function of the Pauline Letter’. JR 19: 365–77.

——— 1939b. Form and Function of the Pauline Thanksgiving. BZNW 20. Berlin: Topelmann.

Stirewalt, M. L. 1993. Studies in Ancient Greek Epistolography. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

——— 2003. Paul, The Letter Writer. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

Stowers, S. K. 1986. Letter Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Library of Early Christianity. Philadelphia. Westminster.

Thraede, K. 1970. Grundzüge griechisch-römischer Brieftopik. Zetemata, 48. Munich: Beck.

Weichert, V., ed. 1910. Demetrii et Libanii qui ferunter τυποι επιστολικοι et επιστολιμαιοι χαρακτηρες. Leipzig: Teubner.

Welles, C. B. 1934. Royal Correspondence in the Hellenistic Period. London: Oxford University Press.

White, J. L. 1971. ‘Introductory Formulae in the Body of the Pauline Letter’. JBL 90: 91–7.

——— 1972a. The Body of the Greek Letter. SBL DS 2. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press.

——— 1972b. The Form and Structure of the Official Petition. SBL DS 5. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press.

——— ed. 1981. Studies in Ancient Letter Writing. Semeia, 22. Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press.

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