Romans 1:1-5 (NRSV)
Do these opening verses / prologue (?) give the 'ahistoric' game away? -
- 1 Paul ... set apart for the gospel of God
- 2 "which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures"
(I presume 'he' and 'his' should have capitalised/ uppercase His to reflect God) thus -
"which He [God] promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy scriptures"
- 3 "the gospel concerning [H]is Son, who was descended from David 'according to the flesh' 4a and was declared to be Son of God with power according to 'the spirit of holiness' .."
- or, 4a' "declared to be Son of God with power according to my spirit in the gospel of holiness"
- 4b "... according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead"
- 4 in toto, "declared to be Son of God with power according to my spirit in the gospel of holiness by resurrection from the dead"
- 5b "... for the sake of his [Jesus'] name"
The prose strikes me as a theological narrative based on a desire to declare an entirely resurrected spirit, not of a man perceived to have been remembered as partly based on narratives about being revered as a resurrected spirit ...