By A. Tinsley

Written from an African American standpoint, this paintings depicts the presentation of the gospel message to the first-century group of Colossae, their reception of it comparative to the presentation and reception of a similar to the enslaved Africans of North the United States relatively within the eighteenth and the 19th centuries.

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11). ”3 The letter uses imperial themes and ideals in portraying the place of Jesus in the lives of the new believers. A. ”4 There are those who do not agree with the orientation and consider this controversial. Nevertheless, his observations concerning the language, however, remain and are useful for identifying the people of Colossae. Comparing early Christian religious devotion to Jesus Christ to the category of emperor worship is considered unacceptable to L. W. Hurtado. 6 Hurtado seems to miss the connection between the imperial cultural system and the devotion of the Christian movement.

18; cf. 1 Cor. 2; 2 Cor. 8). 28 In the text, Hermas states that desiring too many revelatory visions would harm his flesh, implying that fasting occasioned revelations. 2–28 (“in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge”) with beguiling speech. ”30 The angelology of the Hebrew Bible texts in Daniel offers some parallels that help to clarify the Jewish belief in angelic powers. 25). e. 1; cf. Deut. 8–931; Jub. 31). e. sun, moon and stars (cf Gen. 1; Deut. 3; Neh. 6; Pss. 3). 19; 2 Chron.

21–23 associated with blame or blamelessness, a term of course used in the diplomatic semantic domain of reconciliation. ” They were encouraged to continue “stable and steadfast and not shifting” from the message preached to them. ”24 1. 23 speaks of having a foundation (being grounded) and being settled as opposed to being moved away specifically from the hope in which one has come to rest. 20–23, there is a continual application of diplomatic and civic S u b je ct s of G r e co - R om a n E m pi r e 47 language.

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