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The Deliverer from Zion: The Source(s) and Function of Paul's Citation in Romans 11 :26- 27
Tyndale Bulletin
  • Christopher R. Bruno, Cedarville University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
This article argues that Paul's Old Testament citation in Romans 11:26-27 includes Isaiah 59:20-21, 27:9, and 2:3. For Paul, Christ's first advent inaugurates the fulfilment of these Isaianic prophecies; therefore, the salvation of 'all Israel' is not an exclusively future reality. The theme of Gentile blessing also accompanies these prophecies. Therefore, Paul expects that Gentile inclusion is part of the fulfilment of the promises to Israel. The implications of this argument are that the majority position of 'all Israel' in v. 26 as a reference to the future salvation of ethnic national Israel is untenable and that the emphasis on Gentile inclusion found earlier in Romans continues throughout the epistle.
Disciplines
Keywords
  • Saint Paul,
  • theology,
  • soteriology,
  • Bible,
  • Bible,
  • New Testament,
  • quotations from Old Testament,
  • Gentiles in the New Testament
Citation Information
Christopher R. Bruno. "The Deliverer from Zion: The Source(s) and Function of Paul's Citation in Romans 11 :26- 27" Tyndale Bulletin Vol. 59 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 119 - 134
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_bruno/3/