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Bibil Identifier bibil:213068
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sfragís and Its Metaphorical Testimonial Presence in 2 Timothy 2:19
Author Molina, Carlos
Author van Eck, Ernest
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 67, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-4 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article presented a metaphorical testimonial approach in the interpretation of 2 Timothy 2:19 and the use of sealing. As starting point, attention was given to the concept of ‘seal’ through the Old Testament and Ancient Near East. These periods attest the fact that sealing was also utilised in a figurative way as a sign of ownership, property and authenticity. Sfragís in 2 Timothy 2:19 describes the intimate relationship between Christ and his followers through the terms [foreign font omitted (personal and vital relationship that transcends in practice) and [foreign font omitted (mainly an exterior knowledge)]. These two vocables are in opposition to [foreign font omitted (to apostate from)]. The message expressed in 2:19 exemplifies the principles that Christ lived by and he empowered his followers to stand by. Sfragís in 2 Timothy 2:19 is an imitatio Christi response against the [foreign font omitted] of moral standards and entertainment in the ancient Roman world. It includes a rapid contemporary reflection on practical faithfulness for today’s life.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v67i3.794
Pericopes 2 Timothy 2,19
Terms σφραγίς σφραγις
Links Online document (PDF, English)
Last modification 2011-05-03