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Title: Construction Imagery in Colossians
Author(s): FENÍK, Juraj
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 100    Issue: 2   Date: 2019   
Pages: 229-248
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.100.2.3286600

Abstract :
Alongside other NT writings, the Letter to the Colossians uses building imagery to illuminate the need of the Christian community to preserve its union with Christ. The goal here is to trace the occurrences of construction terminology, point out their structural significance, analyze the imagery evoked by them, and locate them within the author’s epistolary strategy. The essay shows that the construction metaphors are an essential ingredient in the author’s effort to warn the recipients against the danger posed by Jewish mystics.

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