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Bibil Identifier bibil:210174
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Use of Psalm 69:9 in Romans 15:3
Title (English, ) Shame as Sacrifice
Author Rulmu, Callia
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 40, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 227-233 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Addressing the internal conflict between the “weak” and the “strong” affecting the church of Rome, Paul attempts to provide a solution to the problem that is consistent with “his gospel.” Central to Paul’s argument is his quotation, in Romans 15:3, of Psalm 69:9 (LXX 68:10), which he interprets and presents here from a Christological perspective: Jesus appears as the one upon whom fall the offenses and insults addressed by some people to God. First, Paul reads that text typologically, as referring to Christ, the sin-bearer. Second, but equally important, Paul reads it as a paradigm of his own experience and as a typos of the experience of the church. The offenses between Christians are equated with casting blame upon God himself, and the shame associated with this blame is in turn extended to all those who claim to love and serve God. Paul’s admonition to the “strong”—to endure criticism and to forego any reactive attempt to vindicate their honor—must have been perceived as unnatural behavior for those who belonged to a culture permeated with shame and honor values. Nevertheless, Paul encourages his fellow believers in Rome to accept shame as a sacrifice for the sake of a higher good, i. e., the upbuilding and edification of the Christian community.
DOI 10.1177/0146107910380877
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Scripture (= Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sacrifice
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Blasphemy
Pericopes Romans 15,3
Psalms 69,9
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