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Peace Reference library
Willard M. Swartley
...peacemaking manifesto ( Yoder Neufeld, 2011 ). Most significant is Paul’s virtually unique appellation, “God of peace” ( Rom 15:33 ; 16:20 ; 1 Cor 14:33 ; 2 Cor 13:11 ; 1 Thess 5:23 ; 2 Thess 3:16 ; Phil 4:9 ; exception: T. Dan . 5:2). “God of peace” also introduces Hebrews’ benediction ( 13:20 ) and is linked to God’s eternal covenant . “The God of peace will shortly crush Satan under your feet” ( Rom 16:20 ) startlingly blends “God of peace” with imagery of battle against Satan. Similarly, in Ephesians 6:15 believers wear God’s armor,...
Land Reference library
Karen J. Wenell
...end ( ch. 13 ) and Matthew’s Olivet discourse ( Matt 24 ). Texts such as Hebrews and—significantly—Revelation, have fueled Christian construction of a script relating to the return of Christ. Premillennial dispensationalism looks to Christ’s thousand-year reign on earth ( Rev 20:1–8 ) and sees the gathering of Jews to Palestine/Israel as a precursor to the second coming. Such views are associated with Christian Zionism, which is not well represented in scholarship as it tends to be evidenced in more popular writings, yet its impact on American (and...
Rabbinic Literature Reference library
John T. Townsend
...aggada (or haggadah), denoting the remainder. Halakha controls the way of life, while aggada need not affect life fundamentally. The distinction, if not the names, are ancient. Comparing the Decalogue in Exodus 20:2–17 with Deuteronomy 6:6–21 , one finds that the only major difference comes at the end of the commandment about the sabbath ( Exod 20:11 vs. Deut 6:15 ), to explain why one keeps the sabbath, but the difference does not affect how one keeps it. Such free treatment of aggada agreed with attitudes toward legend in the Roman world. Thus Livy (...