'And The Two Shall Become One Flesh': A Study of Traditions in Ephesians 5: 21-33
In this detailed exegesis of Ephesians 5: 21-33 Dr Sampley not only elucidates the meaning of this difficult and historically important passage, but he also discusses and describes the background and sources of the Epistle. In particular he traces the history of the traditions incorporated in it and demonstrates convincingly that the writer of Ephesians drew heavily on certain passages in Genesis and Leviticus. Ephesians can be seen as a mosaic of traditions ingeniously arranged and employed to express the new message of the early church. This book should be of interest to all Old and New Testament scholars.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Adam and Eve association author of Ephesians baptism Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich beauty become one flesh betrothal Blass-Debrunner-Funk blemish body bride chapter Christ Jesus cleansing cleave Colossians column concerning context Corinthians Dibelius Dumuzi early church epistle evidence Ezek Ezekiel finite verb follows function further Gentiles gnostic God's Haustafel address Haustafel admonition Haustafel form Haustafel injunction head Hebrew hieros gamos holy homologoumena husband and wife Ibid identified interpretation Israel Iva clause IvSo^os Judaism Kasemann kccI leave his father Lord love your neighbor marriage means noted occurrence organic terminology parallel participle particle passage pattern Paul phrase preposition present provides purity purposes question Qumran quotation of Gen readers reference relationship Schlier Song of Songs speak splendor submission Talmud tannaitic tcov Testament tion Titus Torah traditional formulation traditional materials translated understanding understood uuon'ipiov verse wives and husbands word YHWH YHWH's