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Bibil Identifier bibil:205514
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Guardians, Not Taskmasters: The Cultural Resonances of Paul's Metaphor in Galatians 4.1-2
Author Goodrich, John K.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 32, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 251-284 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Paul’s heir analogy in Gal. 4.1-2 has traditionally been interpreted against the backdrop of Graeco-Roman guardianship laws. However, because certain conceptual and terminological incongruities in the text have not been adequately explained, a relatively new typological reading, which identifies the analogy as an allusion to the Exodus, has begun to influence many interpreters. This study will defend the traditional interpretation, first by responding to the criticisms and exegetical insights introduced by those who interpret the text typologically, and second by demonstrating that Paul’s use of ἐπίτροποι and οἰκονόμοι as guardians of a minor - a widely acknowledged crux interpretum - corresponds accurately to Roman legal practice.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X09357677
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Inheritance
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Exodus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
Pericopes Galatians 4,1-4,2
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