By A. Tinsley
Written from an African American viewpoint, this paintings depicts the presentation of the gospel message to the first-century neighborhood of Colossae, their reception of it comparative to the presentation and reception of an analogous to the enslaved Africans of North the US really within the eighteenth and the 19th centuries.
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The writer could be accused of forcing the Jews into making a choice between accepting what was being taught and thereby becoming a part of the new community or rejecting it and remaining outside of the faith. ”40 Seemingly stigmatized for their noncompliance the Jews were left out, and their rituals replaced. J e ws 33 Using Col. 1–3 circumcision and the regulations for the body as imposed by the “elements of the world” were being replaced by baptism. 14). ”41 Here again Gunther suggests that the Jewish laws and traditions were being replaced by Christianity.
35 The letter presents a new belief and Israel cannot accept it because it seems to reject them. Paul’s theology reflected in the letter was so different from the monotheistic views of Judaism that it seems to indicate that Paul intentionally set out to start a religion outside of Judaism. 24–25). 15–16), urging them to “put off” or “put to death” the old nature and its corrupt practices and to “put on the new nature which is being renewed in knowledge . . Here there cannot be Jew and Greek, circumcised and uncircumcised .
1; Deut. 3; Neh. 6; Pss. 3). 19; 2 Chron. 18; Luke. 13; cf. 7; Rev. 14), or both angels and heavenly bodies (Ps. 32 The above becomes a strong argument for the writer’s inclusion of Jewish angels and Hellenistic astral deities among “elements of the world,” that is, cosmic angels. ”33 Both the Jews and the writer of the letter, however, acknowledge God as supreme above all principalities and powers. Where they part ways is God atoning for sin through Christ’s death on the cross. 11 teaches (cf.