Re. Is Christ declared to be God in Romans 9:5!

Michael Holmes (
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 18:33:06 -0600 (CST)

With regard to the question of QEOS as a christological title in the NT, the
most recent, detailed, and grammatically sophisticated work is:

Murray J. Harris, _Jesus as God: the NT Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus_
(Baker, 1992).

His discussion includes (chapter 6) a 30 page discussion of Rom. 9:5,
including a detailed analysis of the many grammatical possibilities.
Conclusion (p. 172): "It is therefore highly probable that the term QEOS is
applied to hO XRISTOS in Romans 9:5."

Mike Holmes