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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ALL MEANS ALL

"...wherein (or: in which place) there is no Greek [figure of the multitudes who are non-Jews, and of those who are cultured and civilized] and Jew [figure of a covenant people of God], circumcision and uncircumcision [figure for religious in-groups and out-groups; there is no longer a covenant people versus non-covenant people], barbarian [foreigner who speaks a different language], Scythian [figure or example of wild, uncivilized groups], slave, freeman, but to the contrary, Christ [isall, and within all (or: Christ [is] all humanity, and within all mankind; or: Christ [is] everything or all things, and within everything and all things; [note: the Greek is plural, and is either masculine, signifying “mankind,” or neuter, signifying all creation, in these phrases])."
(Colossians 3:11 - JMNT)

2 comments:

  1. I'm often drawn into meditating on this scripture...and Galatians 3:28... and the missing "there is neither male nor female"... wondering today, since Gals is generally believed to have been written first, do you think Paul just got worn down trying to get this part of the point across? :)

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