Erdmann Frenk

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

William Arndt

Scripture References in this Resource

Romans 1:16; Romans 2:9-10; Romans 2:17; Romans 3:1; Romans 8:28-30; Romans 9:6-29; Romans 9:30-10:21; Romans 11:1-36; Romans 9:1-5; Deuteronomy 7:26; Joshua 7:12; Exodus 32:32; 2 Corinthians 11:22; Galatians 6:16; Exodus 4:22; Hosea 11:1; Hebrews 9:5; Acts 7:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:12; Ephesians 5:5; Philippians 2:9-11; Titus 2:13; Psalm 68:19; Jeremiah 21:6; Malachi 1:2f; Matthew 6:24; Romans 4:16


During the past few years and months, especially during the time the new Zionist state of Israel was being formed, much discussion has arisen regarding an age-old problem of an age-old people. Where do these people who have been the modern heirs of a tradition some thousands of years old fit into present-day civilization? However, for the Church, these external and secular happenings have served as a reminder of an even greater problem, namely, where does this people fit in spiritually? What is to happen to this tribe from which the Redeemer Himself stemmed? And this is no new problem, but one which goes back centuries, to the time of Christ Himself, of whom the apostle John wrote, "He came unto His own and His own received Him not."

It was a problem which plagued the apostle Paul, perhaps more than any other New Testament writer, since he had to face it more personally and directly than any of the other early apostles. And being a man of deep personal sentiment, it was something which cut into his heart deeply. This thesis will attempt to deal with this problem on the basis of Romans 9-11, where the apostle expresses himself most fully concerning it.

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