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Bibil Identifier bibil:226017
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Sealed" with the Holy Spirit (Eph 1,13-14) and Circumcision
Author Ferda, Tucker S.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 557-579 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Most studies of Eph 1’s «sealed with the promised Holy Spirit» have tried to articulate the Christian ritual or experience that the sealing metaphor describes, such as baptism, confirmation, charismatic gifts, etc. This article, however, refocuses on the theological logic of vv. 13-14 to argue that, regardless of the Christian rite described, the author here explicates that rite by referring to circumcision with the use of the verb «sealed». The argument includes the insight that the description of «sealed» in Eph 1,13-14 corresponds to other texts that describe circumcision as a final step in Jewish proselytism.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Circumcision
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Spirit
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
Pericopes Ephesians 1,13-1,14
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