Concordia Theological Monthly

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new testament, greek, righteousness, st. paul, plato, soul, philosophy

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Few words reveal the unique depth of Biblical thought more clearly than the New Testament concept of righteousness. It has been said of Paul that he used the language of his time but gave many of its terms a more profound spiritual significance. What is true of Paul in this respect applies equally to the New Testament as a whole: its terminology is largely that of the Koine current in the first century of the Christian era; many an individual word, however, has a reach equal only to the scope of the hope born of the Christian faith itself.


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1 Corinthians 2:4; Matthew 3:15; Proverbs 8:15; 1 Samuel 15:22; Amos 5:24; Micah 7:2; Exodus 19:6;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars