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Title: Rom 15,7-13 Revisited
Subtitle: Purposes and Proofs
Author(s): GRANADOS, Juan Manuel
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 102    Issue: 3   Date: 2021   
Pages: 401-418
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.102.3.3289782

Abstract :
Casson’s recent monograph has brought to attention the importance of the interpretation of γάρ in Rom 15,8. This paper delves into the correlated subjects: the γάρ-δέ construction in vv. 8a-9a, the anti-imperial reading, and the inner coherence of the scriptural catena within vv. 7b-12. The syntax of the prepositional construction (εἰς τό + infinitive) in v. 8b and the infinitive verbs (βεβαιῶσαι and δοξάσαι) in vv. 8b-9a do not indicate an interruption in the flow of thought between the subjects 'Christ' and 'the Gentiles', but an argumentative incrementum that articulates proofs and purposes.

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