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Bibil Identifier bibil:205955
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Israel and the Mercy of God: A Re-reading of Galatians 6.16 and Romans 9-11
Author Eastman, Susan Grove
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 367-395 Pages
Genre Original
Notes An earlier version of this argument appears as ‘Israel and Divine Mercy in Galatians and Romans’, Between Gospel and Election: Explorations in the Interpretation of Romans 9–11 (ed. F. Wilk and J. R. Wagner; WUNT; Tübingen: J. C. B. Möhr, [2010]). This essay is substantially revised and expanded, with new arguments in each section, an additional section on Paul's self-representation in relationship to Israel, and new views on key issues.
Abstract Noting the conjunction of ‘mercy’ and ‘Israel’ in Galatians 6.16 and Romans 9–11, this article argues that in both letters ‘Israel’ denotes the Jews. In Galatians 6.16, with an on-going mission to the Jews in view, Paul invokes peace on those who live according to the new creation, and mercy on unbelieving Israel. In Romans 9–11, he draws on both Scripture and his own experience of mercy to revisit the question of Israel's destiny, discerning therein a providential pattern of a divine call that is interrupted by obduracy under the law, and ultimately fulfilled in Christ.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Mercy
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Jewish-Christian Relations
Pericopes Galatians 6,16
Romans 9-11
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