Re: ex ergwn edikaiwqh

From: mbruffey (
Date: Fri Mar 07 1997 - 21:46:25 EST

I think it is pretty clear that ek ergwn signifies that "works" is the
"means" by which someone edikaiwqh in both passages. Since Paul speaks
about how salvation is appropriated whereas James speaks of how
salvation is evidenced, it is then not at all unreasonable to hold that
dikaiow has a different sense at Romans 4:2 than at James 2:21,25. Since
both senses (1) "to be made/declared righteous" and (2) "to be
vindicated" can be demonstrated from other passages outside these, it is
fully consistent with both use and context to understand sense (1) at
Romans and sense (2) at James.

Mark Bruffey wrote:
> I would appreciate some comments on this phrase:
> ex ergwn edikaiwqh

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