Commentators continue to disagree over the presence of Corinthian slogans in 1 Cor 6:12–20. Yet the context and form of 6:12–20 suggest that at least some of these words should be read as interjections from real Corinthian interlocutors. In order to verify this thesis, I argue for (1) the presence of diatribal features in 6:12–20 and (2) the features that indicate that Paul has made a special adaptation of the diatribal form to address real Corinthian interlocutors. The structure of Paul's diatribe suggests the presence of Corinthian slogans in vv. 12, 13, and 18.

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