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by George F Somsel
June 21st, 2011, 9:11 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 15.29
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Re: 1 Cor 15.29

This is indeed interesting, George. I wonder, however, whether this wouldn't have to involve a considerably later stage of institutionalization and construction of distinct edifices for worship well beyond the "house churches" generally assumed to be the context of Paul's letters to the Corinthians...
by George F Somsel
June 21st, 2011, 1:45 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 15.29
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

1 Cor 15.29

Ἐπεὶ τί ποιήσουσιν οἱ βαπτιζόμενοι ὑπὲρ τῶν νεκρῶν; εἰ ὅλως νεκροὶ οὐκ ἐγείρονται, τί καὶ βαπτίζονται ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν; I am proposing an unusual unusual understanding for this verse. Thistleton (NIGTC, p 1240) gives a summary of views on its meaning Verse 29 is a notoriously difficult crux: the most “hot...

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