Gott als verlässlicher Käufer

Einige Papyrologische Anmerkungen und bibeltheologische Schlussfolgerungen zum Gottesbild der Paulusbriefe

Translated title of the contribution: God as a reliable purchaser: Some papyrological comments and biblical theological conclusions about God's image in the letters of Paul

Peter Arzt-Grabner*

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Abstract

Throughout his letters, Paul uses several terms and images that originate from the world of ancient economics. Some of these terms are used metaphorically to describe Gods own attitudes and actions. The term (earnest money, advance payment, bargain money) may exemplify the use of a business term in the papyri in comparison with its use in Pauls letters (in 2 Cor. 1.22 and 5.5; cf. Eph 1.14). In Pauls image, God is depicted as a purchaser who offers us his salvation for free and guarantees to complete it in the end. In using the term ?, Paul emphasizes Gods reliability and unlimited trustworthiness within an insecure world.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)392-414
Number of pages23
JournalNew Testament Studies
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 2 Corinthians
  • arrha
  • papyri
  • Paul
  • purchase
  • weaver

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