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This is the concluding chapter of the book, in which the underlying thesis has been that we can only do justice to the deliberate and diverse use of Scriptural traditions in Ephesians by conducting an in-depth study of the way Israel's Scriptures were employed by the author of Ephesians. The general observation may be reiterated that the author of Ephesians has been found to have based his appropriations of Scripture largely on Septuagintal versions. There is little evidence to suggest any significant recourse to Hebrew texts although this can by no means be ruled out. Similarly, the author of Ephesians does not appear to have had knowledge of Targumic traditions. The book has shown that the author of Ephesians employed Old Testament (OT) material both deliberately and carefully. In the theological first half of the epistle, the OT is used primarily ecclesiologically, with christology being a function of ecclesiology.

Keywords: Ephesians; Israel's Scriptures; Old Testament (OT)



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