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My thesis is based on Paul's comment in Colossians 2:8 and 2:20-23; "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. τὰ στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου A person who has abused alcohol for years and goes to AA and with ...


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Another possible (though less likely) interpretation is that the Greek word translated as especially in the ESV (malista Strong's #3122) should be translated as namely, or that is to say. This would give the sense: So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, viz. to those who are of the household of faith. In other words, in this ...


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This section of Galatians is explaining why they should not become circumcised For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. (Galatians 5:6 NKJV) Then a comparison is given between "using the body" and "using the breath" You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth ...


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The Greek isn't going to help you quite so much in this. Paul is talking about two separate law codes in Galatians: The Torah and the Oral Traditions. You can determine which is which from the context but the Greek cannot help you to decipher the two apart. The Oral traditions (aka "Fence around the Law") were more valued by the religious leaders so much ...



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