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Title: Überlegungen zur Exegese und Theologie von 2 Kor 4,1-6
Author(s): DAUTZENBERG, Gerhard
Volume: 82 Issue: 3 Date: 2001
The antagonism of two powers set against each other and ideas of predestination characterize 2 Cor 4,4, in a way similar to what we find in 1QS iii–iv. In this confrontation, Christ plays the role which in 1 QS iii–iv is assigned to the ‘Prince of Light’. Christ’s title, εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ is meant to characterize the glorified Christ’s unique relation to God and to stress that henceforth Christ’s rightful place is at the throne of God; εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ further shows that Christ from now on acts as representative of the kingdom of God, against the satanic counter-power. 2 Cor 4,6, gives reasons for this Christology by explaining the Damascus-vision of Paul as a vision of the exalted Christ raised to the throne of God, bearer of the divine glory.