The Meaning of Righteousness in Paul: A Linguistic and by J. A. Ziesler

By J. A. Ziesler

It is a learn of a gaggle of phrases that have a important significance within the New testomony. it really is popular that dikaiosune and its cognates have quite a lot of comparable yet separable meanings; their right interpretation specifically contexts can considerably impact the knowledge of Christian innovations of justification, forgiveness and ethical regeneration. Dr Ziesler has tested intimately using those phrases within the New testomony and has supplied entensive comparative fabric from Qumran writings, rabbinical assets and hellenistic Greek. This learn might be of curiosity to all New testomony students.

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3), and righteous measures are those which conform to the norm (Lev. 19. ). 4 Mostly however, in recent times, there has been scepticism about the value of this etymological approach,5 and it is generally regarded as peripheral. In any 1 This examination has obvious limitations. One could take it further by examining different strata of tradition, or by taking books in order of probable date. A. Descamps in Cerfaux and Descamps, 'Justice, Justification', cols 1422-59, relates the instances to the context of their literary genre.

Dalman, Die richterliche Gerechtigkeit im Alten Testament (Berlin, 1897). He sees two aspects of it, { eine vergeltende und eine rettende', 18. 2 The Religious Ideas of the Old Testament (London, 1913), i68f, also Inspiration and Revelation in the Old Testament (ed. L. H. Brockington and E. A. Payne, Oxford, 1946), 57. 3 Hebrew Man, 174. Dodd, Bible and Greeks, 47, also holds the ' basically forensic' view, but against this position see W. F. Lofthouse, * The Righteousness of Jahveh', ET, 50 (i938-9)> 34 I ~54 Gf.

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