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Bibil Identifier bibil:245287
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Abrahamic Descent, Testamentary Adoption, and the Law in Galatians
Title (English, ) Differentiating Abraham’s Sons, Seed, and Children of Promise
Author Trick, Bradley R.
Series Supplements to Novum Testamentum (Volume: 169)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 94/169
Place 227.41.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-32369-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
389 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In this volume, Bradley R. Trick argues that Hellenistic testamentary adoption provides the key to understanding Abrahamic descent and its implications for the law in Galatians. By thoroughly analyzing the Greco-Roman and Jewish contexts of Paul’s references to testaments/covenants (διαθῆκαι) and adoption, Trick establishes that Gal 3-4 portrays the Abrahamic διαθήκη as a Hellenistic testament through which God adopts Abraham. This insight enables a coherent and collectively consistent interpretation of Paul’s Abrahamic appeals to emerge, one in which “sons” (3:7) designates Jews, “children of promise” (4:28) designates gentiles, and “seed” designates Christ (3:16) and the interdependent union of Jews and gentiles in Christ (3:29). The need to preserve the singularity of this seed then grounds God’s giving of the law.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Adoption
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Inheritance
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Galatians
Pericopes Galatians 3-4
Galatians 3,6-3,14
Galatians 3,15-4,11
Galatians 4,21-5,1
Terms διαθήκη διαθηκη
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