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In summation, this passage pours out the blessings we as believers have because of the work of Chris...
Ephesians 1:3-14
All notes are from 2-5-09: Not only is Paul intent on praising God for who he is and what he has done for the saints (Eph.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Paul takes a significant turn from Eph 1 here in chapter 2 as he implicates that the things he has b...
Ephesians 2:1-10
Some questions and initial answers for this passage: Q: What is the sense of why this "mystery" sudd...
Ephesians 3:1-13
Questions in this section: Q: What type of "love" is being talked about in verse 17b? Is it God's et...
Ephesians 3:14-21
Some of the questions and initial answers: Q: Who are the captives?  In Psalm 68:18, "he received gifts.
Ephesians 4:1-16
This passage is basically full of several practical applications flowing out from what it means to put on the new self (Eph 4:24).
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
This passage was first completed back the week after it was due (I wasn't in class the week that we studied this passage).
Ephesians 4:17-24
Thoughts.
Ephesians 5:15-21
The main idea from Eph.
Ephesians 5:3-14
Thoughts and ideas and questions: Q: How does this section go together? How are the imperative verbs...
Ephesians 5:22-33
This passage contains two distinct relationships which at first may not appear connected, but are more so when some attention is given them.
Ephesians 6:1-9
As a final "content" section, this passage brings up many of the themes that have been seen througho...
Ephesians 6:10-20
There is not really a lot of "new" instruction in this section, as Paul relates how Tychicus will le...
Ephesians 6:21-24
The flow of verses 6-8 is a question-response, and Jesus' response was to his disciples' question ab...
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Ephesians 2:11-22
A few questions: Why the repetition of hoti in verses 11-12? Could this be important in the understa...
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2009-02-19 09:28:33
A few questions: Why the repetition of hoti in verses 11-12? Could this be important in the understanding of what we should remember? A: This would seem to just be a way of indicating (for certain) that the content of the what is intended to be remembered (since the subject is expounded on with a few subjects in apposition in verse 11) hasn't been forgotten in the shuffle of bringing up the different ways of classifying "you". Verse 11 states that "you remember something" and verse 12 explains what that something is. There seem to be some parallels between Eph. 2:1-10 and Eph. 2:.11-18. How can the former section help us to understand the latter, given that Paul mentions how things used to be in order to highlight what is now true? A: There are definitely parallels between the two sections! Paul seems to want to evoke the same kind of reaction, that of awe and praise to God, since saying that we were dead in our sins and have been made alive with Christ is roughly the same as saying that we were strangers of God and now we have made citizens of his household. In addition, both sections seems to ellicit the shock factor of having been undeserved, for although we were strangers and godless in this world, indeed God has broken in and brought us near, something we could never have deserved or done on our own! In verses 14-15, what exactly is the dividing wall that Jesus destroyed, and what is its significance? How might this be related to "nullifying the law"? A: How does the genitive absolute construction in verse 20 impact the understanding of the surrounding propositions? Should mentioning Christ as the "cornerstone" evoke any specific thoughts? A: The idea of a cornerstone brings to mind the reference in Psalm 118:22-23 about Jesus coming as the rejected cornerstone, the "rock that smashes to pieces" all the kingdoms of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel 4, and a few other places. A cornerstone is the most essential building block, and saying that the apostles and prophets are the foundation gives them weight, but only if Jesus is present as the original basis beneath it all. For that reason, the cornerstone imagery is key for the apostles and prophets having any credibility--he was who they were preaching/predicting!
10000000004819 4819 Notes 2009-02-13 17:31:37 2009-02-19 09:28:33 A few questions: Why the repetition of hoti in verses 11-12? Could this be important in the understanding of what we should remember? A: This would seem to just be a way of indicating (for certain) that the content of the what is intended to be remembered (since the subject is expounded on with a few subjects in apposition in verse 11) hasn't been forgotten in the shuffle of bringing up the different ways of classifying "you". Verse 11 states that "you remember something" and verse 12 explains what that something is. There seem to be some parallels between Eph. 2:1-10 and Eph. 2:.11-18. How can the former section help us to understand the latter, given that Paul mentions how things used to be in order to highlight what is now true? A: There are definitely parallels between the two sections! Paul seems to want to evoke the same kind of reaction, that of awe and praise to God, since saying that we were dead in our sins and have been made alive with Christ is roughly the same as saying that we were strangers of God and now we have made citizens of his household. In addition, both sections seems to ellicit the shock factor of having been undeserved, for although we were strangers and godless in this world, indeed God has broken in and brought us near, something we could never have deserved or done on our own! In verses 14-15, what exactly is the dividing wall that Jesus destroyed, and what is its significance? How might this be related to "nullifying the law"? A: How does the genitive absolute construction in verse 20 impact the understanding of the surrounding propositions? Should mentioning Christ as the "cornerstone" evoke any specific thoughts? A: The idea of a cornerstone brings to mind the reference in Psalm 118:22-23 about Jesus coming as the rejected cornerstone, the "rock that smashes to pieces" all the kingdoms of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel 4, and a few other places. A cornerstone is the most essential building block, and saying that the apostles and prophets are the foundation gives them weight, but only if Jesus is present as the original basis beneath it all. For that reason, the cornerstone imagery is key for the apostles and prophets having any credibility--he was who they were preaching/predicting! notes
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Ephesians 2:11-22
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διὸ μνημονεύετε ὅτι ποτὲ ὑμεῖς
For this reason remember that formerly you,
τὰ ἔθνη ἐν σαρκί
the Gentiles in the flesh,
οἱ λεγόμενοι ἀκροβυστία ὑπὸ τῆς λεγομένης περιτομῆς ἐν σαρκὶ χειροποιήτου
the ones being called the uncircumcision by the ones who are being called the circumcision made by human hands in the flesh,
ideaexplanation
ὅτι ἦτε τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ χωρὶς Χριστοῦ
(remember that this is what you were formerly:) that you were at that time without Christ,
ἀπηλλοτριωμένο τῆς πολιτείας τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ
having been alienated from the citizenship of Israel,
ground
καὶ ξένοι τῶν διαθηκῶν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας
and (you were moreover) strangers of the covenants of the promise,
ἐλπίδα μὴ ἔχοντες
having not hope,
inference
καὶ ἄθεοι ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ
and (you were) godless in the world.
progression
νυνὶ δὲ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ὑμεῖς
But now in Christ Jesus you,
οἵ ποτε ὄντες μακρὰν
the ones being formerly far off,
ἐγενήθητε ἐγγὺς ἐν τῷ αἵματι τοῦ Χριστοῦ
were brought near by the blood of Christ,
locative
αὐτὸς γάρ ἐστιν ἡ εἰρήνη ἡμῶν
For he is our peace,
ὁ ποιήσας τὰ ἀμφότερα ἓν
the one making the both (to be) one (thing)
καὶ τὸ μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ λύσας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ αὐτοῦ
and the one destroying the middle/dividing wall, the hostility, in his flesh,
series
τὸν νόμον τῶν ἐντολῶν ἐν δόγμασιν καταργήσας
(by) nullifying the law of the commandments with (its) regulations
actionmanner
ἵνα τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς ἕνα καινὸν ἄνθρωπον
in order that he might create/make in himself the two (into) one new man,
ποιῶν εἰρήνην
(thus) making peace,
actionresult
καὶ ἀποκαταλλάξῃ τοὺς ἀμφοτέρους ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι τῷ θεῷ διὰ τοῦ σταυροῦ
and (in order that) he might reconcile all things into one body in God by the cross,
ἀποκτείνας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν αὐτῷ
(thus) killing the hostility in him.
actionpurpose
καὶ ἐλθὼν εὐηγγελίσατο εἰρήνην ὑμῖν
And he came and he proclaimed peace to you,
τοῖς μακρὰν καὶ εἰρήνην τοῖς ἐγγύς
the ones who are far off and the ones who are near,
ὅτι δι' αὐτοῦ ἔχομεν τὴν προσαγωγὴν οἱ ἀμφότεροι ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα
that through him we, all of us, have the right to enter by/in one Spirit to the Father.
bilateral
situationresponse
ἄρα οὖν οὐκέτι ἐστὲ ξένοι καὶ πάροικοι
Therefore consequently you are no longer strangers and aliens,
ἀλλὰ ἐστὲ συμπολῖται τῶν ἁγίων καὶ οἰκεῖοι τοῦ θεοῦ
but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
ἐποικοδομηθέντ ἐπὶ τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ προφητῶν
having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and of the prophets,
ὄντος ἀκρογωνιαίου αὐτοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ
Jesus Christ himself being the cornerstone,
ἐν ᾧ πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ αὔξει εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον ἐν κυρίῳ
in whom the whole building grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
...συναρμολογουμέ�...
being joined together,
ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς συνοικοδομεῖσθ� εἰς κατοικητήριον τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν πνεύματι
in whom also you are being built together into the house of God in the Spirit.
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10000000004819 4819 Arc 2009-02-13 17:31:37 2012-10-12 21:34:39 editing Ephesians 2 11 2 22 Ephesians 2:11-22 49 NT tisch mine i177238 i177239 i177240 i177241 i177209 διὸ μνημονεύετε ὅτι ποτὲ ὑμεῖς For this reason remember that formerly you, i177242 i177210 τὰ ἔθνη ἐν σαρκί the Gentiles in the flesh, i177211 οἱ λεγόμενοι ἀκροβυστία ὑπὸ τῆς λεγομένης περιτομῆς ἐν σαρκὶ χειροποιήτου the ones being called the uncircumcision by the ones who are being called the circumcision made by human hands in the flesh, ideaexplanation 1 i177243 i177244 i177212 ὅτι ἦτε τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ χωρὶς Χριστοῦ (remember that this is what you were formerly:) that you were at that time without Christ, i177213 ἀπηλλοτριωμένο τῆς πολιτείας τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ having been alienated from the citizenship of Israel, ground 1 i177245 i177214 καὶ ξένοι τῶν διαθηκῶν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας and (you were moreover) strangers of the covenants of the promise, i177215 ἐλπίδα μὴ ἔχοντες having not hope, inference 2 i177216 καὶ ἄθεοι ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ and (you were) godless in the world. progression ideaexplanation 1 i177246 i177247 i177248 i177217 νυνὶ δὲ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ὑμεῖς But now in Christ Jesus you, i177218 οἵ ποτε ὄντες μακρὰν the ones being formerly far off, ideaexplanation 1 i177219 ἐγενήθητε ἐγγὺς ἐν τῷ αἵματι τοῦ Χριστοῦ were brought near by the blood of Christ, locative 1 i177249 i177250 i177220 αὐτὸς γάρ ἐστιν ἡ εἰρήνη ἡμῶν For he is our peace, i177251 i177252 i177221 ὁ ποιήσας τὰ ἀμφότερα ἓν the one making the both (to be) one (thing) i177222 καὶ τὸ μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ λύσας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ αὐτοῦ and the one destroying the middle/dividing wall, the hostility, in his flesh, series i177223 τὸν νόμον τῶν ἐντολῶν ἐν δόγμασιν καταργήσας (by) nullifying the law of the commandments with (its) regulations actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 i177253 i177254 i177224 ἵνα τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς ἕνα καινὸν ἄνθρωπον in order that he might create/make in himself the two (into) one new man, i177225 ποιῶν εἰρήνην (thus) making peace, actionresult 2 i177255 i177226 καὶ ἀποκαταλλάξῃ τοὺς ἀμφοτέρους ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι τῷ θεῷ διὰ τοῦ σταυροῦ and (in order that) he might reconcile all things into one body in God by the cross, i177227 ἀποκτείνας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν αὐτῷ (thus) killing the hostility in him. actionresult 2 progression actionpurpose 2 i177256 i177257 i177228 καὶ ἐλθὼν εὐηγγελίσατο εἰρήνην ὑμῖν And he came and he proclaimed peace to you, i177229 τοῖς μακρὰν καὶ εἰρήνην τοῖς ἐγγύς the ones who are far off and the ones who are near, ideaexplanation 1 i177230 ὅτι δι' αὐτοῦ ἔχομεν τὴν προσαγωγὴν οἱ ἀμφότεροι ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα that through him we, all of us, have the right to enter by/in one Spirit to the Father. actionresult 2 bilateral 1 situationresponse 2 i177258 i177231 ἄρα οὖν οὐκέτι ἐστὲ ξένοι καὶ πάροικοι Therefore consequently you are no longer strangers and aliens, i177259 i177260 i177232 ἀλλὰ ἐστὲ συμπολῖται τῶν ἁγίων καὶ οἰκεῖοι τοῦ θεοῦ but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, i177261 i177233 ἐποικοδομηθέντ ἐπὶ τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ προφητῶν having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and of the prophets, i177234 ὄντος ἀκρογωνιαίου αὐτοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ Jesus Christ himself being the cornerstone, ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 i177262 i177263 i177235 ἐν ᾧ πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ αὔξει εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον ἐν κυρίῳ in whom the whole building grows into a holy temple in the Lord, i177236 ...συναρμολογουμέ�... being joined together, actionmanner 1 i177237 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς συνοικοδομεῖσθ� εἰς κατοικητήριον τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν πνεύματι in whom also you are being built together into the house of God in the Spirit. ideaexplanation 1 locative 1 negativepositive 2 inference 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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