Tag: Romans

  • ΖΩΗ ΕΚ ΝΕΚΡΩΝ (Romans 11:15)

    In Rom 11:15, Paul’s reference to ζωὴ ἐκ νεκρῶν (life from the dead) may refer to bodily resurrection, but it may also be read as metaphorically referring to the restoration of the then hardened portion of Israel into participation in the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant that Paul regards as having come to fruition in…

  • Keener Interview (Part 2) Posted

    Yesterday, Nijay Gupta posted the first half of his interview with Craig Keener, and the second half of the interview is now available.

  • The Textual Originality of Romans 15–16: Additional Evidence

    Beyond these general reasons that the perspectives of Baur and others on Rom 15–16 are insufficiently supported, several other pieces of evidence also converge to suggest that these chapters, much in the form in which they appear in the modern, printed editions, are original to Romans. On Origen’s testimony, Marcion truncated the epistle before the…

  • The Textual Originality of Romans 15–16: Responses

    The arguments against the authenticity of Rom 15–16 that have been summarized are, however, inadequate for several reasons, which including the following:

  • The Textual Originality of Romans 15–16: Objections

    Perhaps the most persistently thorny issues in textual criticism of Romans are related to: (1) the placement of the doxology, which normally appears in Rom 16:25–27 in modern, printed editions and (2) the cohesion of Rom 15–16 with the rest of the epistle. While distinguishable, however, these issues cannot be completely separated from each other,…