[b-greek] Re: Gal. 4:5 Adoption FOLLOW-UP

From: Steve Puluka (spuluka@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jul 02 2000 - 07:55:52 EDT

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From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu>
> As I recall, Raymond Brown in _The Birth of the Messiah_ discusses the
> practices of adoption with reference to the relationship of Jesus and
> Joseph and the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke. This is, of
> course, not really a question about Greek but about social law in NT
> culture.

Your memory is excellent on both counts. Brown does discuss this in both
the main text during the genology and in the appendix on the virgin birth.
But it is from the Hebrew Torah point of view.

Steve Puluka

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