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Paul's Metaphors

David J Williams

Paul's Metaphors

David J Williams

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Paul's writings are laced with vivid images from the bustling New Testament world. To understand these metaphors, David Williams delves into that Greco-Roman world and uses ancient sources to explore a wide variety of topics such as architecture, law, commerce, health care, and education. Whilst this book is accessible to general readers, scholars will appreciate footnotes that discuss the Greek text. 350 pages, from Hendrickson

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Paul's writings are laced with vivid images from the bustling New Testament world. To understand these metaphors, David Williams delves into that Greco-Roman world and uses ancient sources to explore a wide variety of topics such as architecture, law, commerce, health care, and education. Whilst this book is accessible to general readers, scholars will appreciate footnotes that discuss the Greek text. 350 pages, from Hendrickson
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Paul's writings are laced with vivid images from the bustling New Testament world. To understand these metaphors, David J. Williams delves into that Greco-Roman world and uses ancient sources to explore a wide variety of topics such as architecture, law, commerce, health care, and education. Williams studies this world in chapters with titles such as "Life in the City," "Family Life," "Slavery and Freedom," "Citizens and Courts of Law," "Travel," and "Warfare and Soldering."Paul's metaphors, set apart in bold type, are examined in the light of this background information and restored to their original vitality. Well-known metaphors" the Christian as a slave of Christ, the church as a body, Paul's two natures being at war within him, the Christian as an athlete striving toward the prize, Jesus' return as a theif in the night, Christians as adopted heirs of God" and lesser-known metaphors come to life for the modern reader through Williams's careful exposition.The main text is accessible to the general reader; scholars will appreciate footnotes that discuss the Greek text and provide resources for further study. Appendix 1 lists a select chronology of the Roman Empire and appendix 2 provides dates and descriptions of significant ancient authors and tests. Scripture, ancient source, and modern author indexes add to the usefulness of this work.""Paul's Metaphors: Their Context and Character" merits the attention of every serious student of the Apostle to the Gentiles. Gathering under twelve headings the profusion of metaphors that Paul poured into his writing, David Williams has created an indispensable aid for writers of commentaries, crafters of sermons, and just ordinary readersof Paul's letters. Researched carefully and documented copiously, Paul's Metaphors is
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Meet the Author

David J Williams

David J. Williams, Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia, is retired as Vice Principal of Ridley College, University of Melbourne. He is the author of "The Promise of His Coming "and of the New International Biblical Commentaries on Acts and First and Second Thessalonians. He has contributed many articles to scholarly journals, and he has also served as a translator for the New International Version of the Bible.

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  • Catalogue Code 139039
  • Product Code 1565632877
  • EAN 9781565632875
  • Pages 410
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
  • Publication Date Nov 1999
  • Dimensions 241 x 165 x 31 mm
  • Weight 0.744kg

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