Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Walter Bartling

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Romans 3:24-26; Romans 1:16-17; Romans 1:18-3:20; Romans 3:21-31; Exodus 25:16-21; 1 Corinthians 11:23ff; 1 Corinthians 15:3ff; Philippians 2:5-11; Romans 1:3ff; Hebrews 9:5; Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 8:24; Philippians 1:28; Luke 11:42; Colossians 1:14; Romans 4:7; Psalm 32:1; 1 Corinthians 6:18; Romans 1:13; Ephesians 1:9; Romans 4:4; Romans 8:23; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 1:7,14; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Romans 5:9; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 11:25,27; Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:50; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 6:12;


Our purpose in this thesis is to evaluate the form critical studies of Rom. 3:24-26; we also intend to compare these studies with some suggested alternative interpretations. Form analysis, as we shall see, offers some unique solutions ·to the problem. We do not expect that all of the questions will be answered; the suggestion that Paul in these verses is citing and correcting or commenting on an earlier formula, however, explains some of the puzzling features which have not been adequately explained before.

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