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The scriptures of Israel in Colossians 1:3–8: The echo of Genesis 1:28 in 1:6

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This chapter discusses the scriptures of Israel in Colossians 1:3-8 and the echo of Genesis 1:28 in 1:6. Genesis 1 continues to remain one of the most intimidating texts a biblical exegete could face. The chapter highlights the sixth day as the climactic finale of God's creating activity, with humanity as the pinnacle of his work. It shapes worldview with regard to humanity's place with respect to the one God, as well as to the animal world and the rest of creation. It then provides the purpose for the existence of humanity: to fill the earth with God's benevolent rule over the rest of the created order as his representative or vicegerent. It is difficult to know for certain what hermeneutic Paul presupposed when he echoed Gen 1:28 in Col 1:6, 10. If, however, Gen 1:28 is the text influencing Paul's language, then perhaps the apostle presupposed a typological framework.

Keywords: animal world; Colossians 1:3-8; echo; Genesis 1:28; God's creating activity; hermeneutic Paul; humanity; Israel; scriptures

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