Re: Eph 5:18ff

Carlton Winbery (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 10:30:09 -0600

Fred Haltom wrote;
>The circumstanial participles are best seen as modal rather than
>instrumental. The means of being filled with the Spirit throughout
>Scripture is faith and obedience. However, how the Spirit filled
>life is expressed is the point of this passage. Being filled with
>the Spirit is necessary to "become imitators of God" (5:1). This
>imitation is expressed by the participles of vv 19 - 21 and thus are
Barth (Marcus) treats these string of participles as imperatival, i.e.,
used to give a command. And remember "when you've read Barth, you've read
it all!" Two volumes on six chapters!

>I'm a MAC man, and
My kind of man! Just kidding folks, just kidding.

Carlton L. Winbery
Fogleman Professor of Religion
Chair, Division of Religious Studies
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