Weitergedacht: das versöhnende Weihegeschenk Gottes in Röm 3,25

  • In response to criticisms of my proposal to understand the term ἱλαστήριον in Rom 3,25 as “votive offering”, both theologically and lexicographically, this article tries to develop the matter a step further. Therefore, it first discusses the various problems concerning the widely held interpretation that the term refers to the “mercy seat” of Lev 16LXX and describes the death of Jesus as the establishment of a new place of atonement. Furthermore, the philological possibility of translating ἱλαστήριον as “votive offering” or, more precisely, as “propitiatory offering” is elaborated in detail. Finally, the article discusses the application of the ancient practice of propitiatory offerings to Rom 3,25, directing attention to its possible reception by the listeners and to the theological significance of this process.

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Author:Stefan SchreiberORCiDGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/53022
Parent Title (German):Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin
Year of first Publication:2015
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2019/05/06
First Page:201
Last Page:215
Institutes:Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät
Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät / Biblische Theologie
Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät / Biblische Theologie / Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:2 Religion / 20 Religion / 200 Religion
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht