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Die sintaktiese binding van μετάχαρᾶς in Kolossense 1: 11: 'n Strukturele motivering

J. H Roberts
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 57, No 1/2 | a1855 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v57i1/2.1855 | © 2001 J. H Roberts | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 2001 | Published: 14 December 2001

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J. H Roberts, Emeritus Professor, Departement Nuwe Testament Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa

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Abstract

The sin tactical linkage of μετάχαρᾶς in Colossians 1: 11: A structural motivation. The study deals with the question whether μετάχαρᾶς in Colossians 1:11 is linked to what precedes or follows it. In trying to answer the question the motivations given for either choice are scrutinised while the use of the expression in the Septuagint and the rest of the New Testament is researched. On the basis of these considerations it is found that no conclusive case could be made for either choice. The focus of the study is then to show that a structural analysis of the prayer section might render a linkage to the preceding to be the more probable choice.

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