Re: Rom 4:12

On Wed, 27 Apr 1994, Carl Conrad wrote:

> The context, inasmuch as it is concerned with
> faith-righteousness as a phenomenon pre-existing the
> practice of circumcision and illustrated in Abraham's
> example,  seems to me pretty clearly to favor the second
> interpretation.
> The problem, in my view, is that either (1) the initial TOIS
> is mistakenly repeated before the participle STOIKHOYSIN, or
> (2) the negative particle OYK is mistakenly placed inside
> the article.

This second option also seems to me to be right, especially in light of
4:16:  ou twi ek tou nomou monon alla kai twi ek pistews abraam.

Philip Graber
Emory University