By Craig S. Keener

A helpfully concise remark on Paul's letter to the early Christians in Rome, which the Apostle wrote quite a few years earlier than the outbreak of Nero's persecution. Keener examines every one paragraph for its functionality within the letter as a complete, aiding the reader stick to Paul's argument. the place correct, he attracts on his massive paintings in historic Jewish and Greco-Roman resources so one can support smooth readers comprehend the message of Romans in keeping with the way in which the 1st viewers might have heard it. all through, Keener makes a speciality of significant issues which are particularly severe for the modern examine of Paul's such a lot influential and complicated New testomony letter

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Although free persons normally did not consider “slavery” an honorable status, slaves were not all of one kind. Some slaves of Caesar wielded more power than free aristocrats, and some aristocratic women even married into slavery (in Caesar’s household) to improve their status. ”6 The nature of Paul’s slavery to Christ is connected with his being “set apart” (in God’s plan, even from the womb; cf. Gal 1:15) for the good news. God had revealed this purpose for Paul at his calling, when he was converted (cf.

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