KTISIS in 2 Cor. 5:7

From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (jgibson000@ameritech.net)
Date: Thu Nov 12 1998 - 01:04:34 EST

Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> I wanted to add a note about Col 1:15; in that previous thread I declared
> my belief that PASHS KTISEWS there is partitive; I still think so, and I
> don't see why understanding KTISIS as a cosmological metaphor carried over
> from a political sense should alter that. Even supposing that PRWTOTOKOS
> governs a "genitive of subordination," I'm inclined to think that's a
> subcategory of the partitive. The neat thing about Philo's conception of
> KTISIS (one of the neat things, at any rate) is that he considers the
> KTISIS to be a community, something in its own way like the Stoic ideal of
> the KOSMOPOLIS, and he argues that God sets forth a NOMOS for the whole as

I wonder, then, whether this has a bearing on the "he is a new creature"
vs. "there is a new creation" debate re 2 Cor. 5:7? It seems to me that
what has been said here favours the latter reading.


Jeffrey Gibson

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