The Institute for Midrashic Studies of the New Testament

Manuscript Proofing

Can Paul’s Midrash of Romans help to determine if the Textus Receptus is correct in placing the four verses in Romans 16:24-27 (in some ancient manuscripts 16:24 omitted altogether in P46 a A B C. 16:24 reads “The favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”)? Or should the verses be placed …

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The very first thing that is noticeable in the section of the Midrash/Source Text Ephesians 1:10-14/Isaiah 5:30-7:25 is the uncommon word “administration” (oikonomia). It is only used twice in the LXX in Isaiah 22:19, 21 and only 3X in Ephesians in 1:10 and 3:2, 9. The use in 3:2 coincides with the uses in Isaiah. …

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