Sunday, November 07, 2010
CEB of Romans 3:25
The Common English Bible (CEB) continues on its quotable course with Romans 3:25: "Through his faithfulness, God displayed Jesus as the place of sacrifice where mercy is found by means of his blood.” Fun! I agree with most (I think) that "through faith" refers to God's rather than our faith. More controversial is the rendering of hilasterion as "place of sacrifice." I have never crossed over to this interpretation but I feel its force. In the OT, hilasterion regularly refers to the cover on the Ark of the Covenant.