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.


Angie Van De Merwe said...

So is the cover of the Ark of the Covenant viewed as our earthly bodies , as a sacrifice, as in Romans 12?

Don't Wesleyans believe that "God's law" are written on the heart of men, by nature? So, the moral image is not completely destroyed, as in total depravity?

Do Wesleyans believe that "perfection" happens "at the altar of the sacrifice"? And is this how they view "bond-servant", as the bond-servant is free to choose not to be "the servant", but does so out of love?

Ken Schenck said...

Does not compute, does not compute.