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Bibil Identifier bibil:229279
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Neither Proof Text nor Proverb: The Instrumental Sense of διά and the Soteriological Function of Fire in 1 Corinthians 3.15
Author Frayer-Griggs, Daniel
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 517-534 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to the prevailing interpretation of 1 Cor 3.15, the phrase διὰ πυρός must be taken in the local sense, and the fire of vv. 13 and 15 plays no soteriological function. This article contests this reading, arguing that Paul's probable allusion to Mal 3 and his reference to the testing function of fire may imply refining as well. More importantly, it demonstrates that whereas the phrase διὰ πυρός is indeterminate and may take either the local or the instrumental sense, nearly every other instance of the construction σῴζω + διά + genitive in the relevant Greek literature has an instrumental sense.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688513000167
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Prepositions
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Syntax
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Fire
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 3,15
1 Corinthians 3,10-3,15
Malachi 3
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