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Were the Sadducees being sarcastic in Matthew 22:28?

Matthew 22:28 NLT So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For she was the wife of all seven of them!" The Sadducees were well known that they did not believe in the resurrection ...
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Is Philemon tongue in cheek (sarcastic)?

When I read Philemon, it seems overwhelming tongue in cheek, like Paul is cheerfully goading his friend, Philemon. Here's the relevant part (with my comments in italics): 8 Therefore, although in ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 11:19 intended as sarcasm?

My question is about the following text: But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. For, in the first place, ...
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How can we determine if a text is sarcastic?

What hermeneutical principles help in understanding whether a particular passage is to be understood as sarcastic? For instance, Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! ...
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