By J. Paul Sampley
During this specific exegesis of Ephesians five: 21-33 Dr Sampley not just elucidates the which means of this tough and traditionally very important passage, yet he additionally discusses and describes the heritage and assets of the Epistle. specifically he lines the background of the traditions included in it and demonstrates convincingly that the author of Ephesians drew seriously on convinced passages in Genesis and Leviticus. Ephesians might be obvious as a mosaic of traditions ingeniously prepared and hired to precise the hot message of the early church. This e-book will be of curiosity to all previous and New testomony students.
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From these observations it can be posited that any analysis of 5: 21-33 that does not consider it as a unit must be judged as inadequate. The formal analysis of the Haustafel in 5: 21-33 may now be undertaken. 1 The MS evidence for v. 22 yields two derivative efforts to supply a verb for the Haustafel admonition to the wives. One set of MSS supports UTTOTaaoiadcocjav (the Hesychian family, the Vulgate, Egyptian translations and part of Clement of Alexandria). The other reading UTTOTao-oicrOe is supported by the Koine group of MSS as well as the Syriac and Marcion.
351. Samuel Noah Kramer, ' Cuneiform Studies and the History of Literature: The Sumerian Sacred Marriage Texts', Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia), vol. 107, 1963, p . 490. I am here 2 43 TRADITIONAL MATERIALS IN 5: 2I~33 Though there are several passages that might be considered,1 one is especially noteworthy and is here presented in full. The text, though marred by lacunae and difficulties of translation, opens with a description of Inanna's birth, moves through an account of her preparation for marriage with Dumuzi, and closes with the conjugal embrace.
79-80), although the occurrence in 1: 8 could be understood as spoken by the bridegroom. 3 7: 7 constitutes the only exception to the otherwise consistent pattern of translating HD^ in the LXX by KccAf|. 47 TRADITIONAL MATERIALS IN 5: 2I~33 LXX, KocAf|. The beauty that is spoken of concerning the bride in the Song of Songs is a splendor such that the bride may be called TeAsioc (5: 2, 6: 9); although TeAdoc is not used in Eph. 5: 21-33, the sense of perfection is present as the bride is to be sanctified, to be cleansed to be holy, or put negatively, to be without spot or wrinkle, or blemish, or any such thing.
"And the Two Shall Become One Flesh": A Study of Traditions in Ephesians 5: 21-33 by J. Paul Sampley