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by gryan
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)

Gal 2:15-16 We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles, knowing that a person is not justified from out of the works of the law, except by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ; even we (both Paul and Cephas), too, have believed in Christ Jesus in order that we may be justified by the faithfulness...
by gryan
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)

I also don’t know what to make of the double negative in the final sentence of this translation: Because not all flesh will not be made righteous by the works of the law. That second "not" (which I highlighted and struck out) is an error. I did not intend it. I changed the OP to reflect m...
by gryan
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)

@ Irish1975 Thanks for your on point comments. Dunn, who wrote a book on the theology of Galatians, translated 2:16a "faith in Christ". I'm persuaded that the other side (Hays, Campbell and others) of the "faith of Christ" debate is closer to Paul's meaning. I'm giving Dunn credi...
by gryan
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Two kinds of flesh/two kinds of righteousness (Exegeting the implicit distinctions of Gal 2:15-16)

Gal 2:15-16 We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles, knowing that a person is not justified from out of the works of the law, except by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ; even we (both Paul and Cephas), too, have believed in Christ Jesus in order that we may be justified by the faithfulness...
by gryan
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-19 than we thought)
Replies: 29
Views: 1071

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

Although what I'm seeing is to be found in no commentary, ancient or modern (that I know of), IMHO, the actual "line of reasoning" in the text (that Jerome is expertly trying to avoid) may be exegeted properly in light of the text's A,B,C,C',B',A' "Chiastic structure": https://e...
by gryan
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-19 than we thought)
Replies: 29
Views: 1071

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

@ GakuseiDon Thanks for taking that dive into Jerome's logic! My sense is that the modern consensus is correct that good grammar argues against Jerome's decision "to avoid coupling 'immediately' or 'right away' with 'flesh and blood,' and instead to construe it as part of the preceding verse&qu...
by gryan
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-19 than we thought)
Replies: 29
Views: 1071

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

Primary Texts Fleeing Damascus-under-Arab-rule was a prelude to revelation/fleshly weakness 2Cor 11:32f In Damascus the governor under the king Aretas was guarding the city of the Damascenes to seize me. But I was let down in a basket through a window through the wall, and I escaped his hands. It b...
by gryan
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-19 than we thought)
Replies: 29
Views: 1071

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

@ perseusomega9 Yes, I'm reading William O. Walkers book on Non-Pauline Interpolations in the Pauline Letters, and he argues that the "cumulative weight of the form-critical, linguistic, ideational, contextual and other data" suggests that 1 Cor. 2.6-16 is a non-Pauline interpolation. He d...
by gryan
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-19 than we thought)
Replies: 29
Views: 1071

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

Thesis Recap: These three Damascus/Revelation texts fit together in (relative) harmony IF it is understood that, in the Gal account, Paul returned "immediately" to Damascus (which was reckoned by Paul to be a city in Arabia, on the edge of Arabia) the very place he had previously fled, bu...
by gryan
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-19 than we thought)
Replies: 29
Views: 1071

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

Re: Jerome's comments on Gal 1:17b. But I went to Arabia and returned again to Damascus. The sequence of events presented here seems to be at odds with Luke's account in the Acts of the Apostles, which runs as follows. After coming to faith in Christ, Paul courageously proclaimed the Gospel at Damas...