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Bibil Identifier bibil:211163
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ἔμφυτος Λόγος: A New Covenant Motif in the Letter of James
Author Whitlark, Jason A.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 32, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 144-165 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Understanding the significance of the of the implanted word in James 1:21 has divided between two lines of interpretation: (1) those that invest it with cosmological significance and understand it as something akin to human reason or (2) those who invest it with soteriological significance and relate it to Christian conversion. The argument in this article supports the soteriological line of reasoning and attempts to demonstrate through an examination of pagan, Jewish and Christian sources that the implanted word in James conveys the notion of divine enablement, a notion that was especially suited for articulating the hope of divine enablement for faithfulness promised in the new covenant of Jeremiah.
DOI 10.1163/187122010X529471
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : James
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Salvation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Covenant
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