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by gryan
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Gentiles...circumcised from error by Christ [i.e. Iesous the Christ]", JUSTIN, DIALOGUE, CH. XLVII
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: JUSTIN MARTYR DIALOGUE WITH TRYPHO, CH. XLVII

What does Justin mean by "those Gentiles who have been circumcised from error by Christ"? I take this to mean stopped or 'excised' from being in error in their beliefs, "to observe the same things as himself [ie. the same things as Christ]" I think the key word is error, which a...
by gryan
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:03 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: 5
Views: 185

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 7:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Gentiles...circumcised from error by Christ [i.e. Iesous the Christ]", JUSTIN, DIALOGUE, CH. XLVII
Replies: 7
Views: 165

"Gentiles...circumcised from error by Christ [i.e. Iesous the Christ]", JUSTIN, DIALOGUE, CH. XLVII

Re:"those Gentiles who have been circumcised from error by Christ" ST. JUSTIN MARTYR DIALOGUE WITH TRYPHO CHAPTER XLVII -- JUSTIN COMMUNICATES WITH CHRISTIANS WHO OBSERVE THE LAW. NOT A FEW CATHOLICS DO OTHERWISE. And Trypho again inquired, "But if some one, knowing that this is so, a...
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: 5
Views: 185

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: 5
Views: 185

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: 5
Views: 185

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: 5
Views: 185

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: 1124

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: 1124

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: 1124

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...