The occurrences in 2: Brannon explores this issue in depth to provide a solution that is acceptable throughout Ephesians. Gleerup, ] has been most influential. For Lincoln the phrase must be understood from the perspective of the Old Testament and other Jewish literature that maintained a two-part creation:
Jeff Brannon London The phrase ejn toi'" ejpouranivoi" occurs five times in Ephesians 1: The occurrences in 2: Brannon explores this issue in depth to provide a solution that is acceptable throughout Ephesians. Gleerup, ] has been most influential. For Lincoln the phrase must be understood from the perspective of the Old Testament and other Jewish literature that maintained a two-part creation: Brannon believes it is local.
Although critical of Lincoln in some places, Brannon generally follows his approach. Chapters 1 and 2 include an introduction and history of interpre-tation. Brannon believes the book was written to Asia Minor generally, not specifically to Ephesus pp.
Chapter 3 is a lexical analysis of the term ejpouravnio" in a variety of Greek sources including the Septuagint. Further examples could have been examined over four thousand extant examples are in the literature; p.
Chapter 4 is a lexical analysis of the term in the New Testament. Implications of this view are drawn throughout the remainder of the volume.
After a helpful discussion of resurrection and enthronement, Brannon notes that Ephesians 1: The longest chapter chap. After an interesting discussion of topics like Jewish mysticism and the Colossian heresy, Brannon draws two conclusions.
Brannon discusses whether evil powers 6: Many have attempted to spiritualize this in order to keep heaven free of evil e. Although no New Testament passage states this, the idea appears in the Old Testament e. Therefore the local solution is preferred to some type of spiritualization of the passage.
Chapter 10 includes three excursuses with themes that concern the book of Ephesians. The book concludes with a short appendix on synonymy, a seventeen-page bibliography, and two indexes ancient sources and modern authors. Its consistency is appealing and has the advantage of being easily explainable.
The two passages that have led some to other solutions Eph. One critical point is worth noting. Although academic, the book is readable. Yet it seems to include too much redundancy.
Some readers may be distracted by the sometimes harsh or belittling manner in which Brannon treated some of those with whom he disagrees especially McGough; e.
Some statements could have been reworded to avoid this appearance e. This of course does not affect the argument of the volume.
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In the beginning of Ephesians it talks about how God s plan was to send his only son to save us from sin. I am so thankful that God loves us and that he sent his . What is Ephesians, Theology of? Definition and meaning:Ephesians, Theology of Pauline authorship of Ephesians does not appear to have been doubted in the early church. Bruce, The Epistle to the Ephesians; idem, The New International Commentary on the New Testament; M. Barth, The Broken Wall: A Study of the Epistle to the Ephesians; F. The “one new man” of Ephesians of which Christ is Head (Ephesians ), the spiritual church. Paul piles up metaphors to express his idea of the Kingdom of God with Christ as King (the church, the body, the commonwealth of Israel, oneness, one new man .
My hardworking, single mother sat on her bed paying DTS Voice offers biblically-centered articles, stories, podcasts, and points of view from the DTS family designed to encourage and equip the church for gospel transformation. Sign up for DTS voice updates Subscribe.Paul lets the Ephesians know he has kept them in his prayers.
Paul reminds them that from sin they were dead, but they are made alive through Jesus. He also reminds them that the Gentiles and the Jews are members of God’s household.
Paul preaches to the Gentiles. Paul advises the . Further examples could have been examined (over four thousand extant examples are in the literature; p.
39). Chapter 4 is a lexical analysis of the term in the New Testament.
The term occurs fourteen times outside of Ephesians (seven in Paul’s epistles, six in Hebrews, and one in John). The Epistle to the Ephesians, also called the Letter to the Ephesians and often shortened to Ephesians, is the tenth book of the New Testament.
regarding the nature and prominence of the new covenant in Paul’s theology. Ephesians and the New Covenant Ephesians is a particularly fruitful text for analysis of the new cove-nant, for in it Paul describes the Gentiles’ plight, solution, and new identity in light of the covenant concept.
Ephesians 1 New International Version (NIV). 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus,  the faithful in Christ Jesus. 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who . Suprisingly, Luke the physician wrote the largest section of the New Testament with his books Luke & Acts. Paul wrote more 'books' but stacked together they are less then Luke-Acts.