A Short Protestant Commentary on the Books of the New Testament; With General and Special Introductions Volume 2

A Short Protestant Commentary on the Books of the New Testament; With General and Special Introductions Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... what has been said by the apostle, in the shape of a question propounded by an opponent; a conclusion which, as before, he rejects with the exclamation, "Far be it" (see note on iii. 4).--Have they stumbled that they should fall? Was this fall of Israel God's ultimate purpose 1 " Stumbling" is here the temporary hardening of Israel as distinguished from final fall (viz. permanent unbelief and irrevocable exclusion from Messianic salvation).--Their fall: the sin of their unbelief.--Salvation is come unto the Gentiles: The calling of the Gentiles to the Messianic salvation has resulted from their unbelief. The apostle here regards the Gentile mission as occasioned by the unbelief of the Jews (a view which certainly can scarcely be reconciled with the equal right of both on which he has previously laid such stress), and accordingly he perceives in their unbelief a divine provision for the purpose of giving salvation to the Gentiles.--To provoke them to jealousy: The expression is occasioned by the passage from Deut. xxxii. 21, which was quoted in x. 19. The grace which has happened to the Gentiles shall, in accordance with the divine purpose, make the Jews jealous of them, and so bring the Jews to faith. Thus it is no more the final aim of the divine plan of salvation than the fall of the Jews. 12. Now should be " But."--The diminishing of them: either "their loss of Messianic salvation" or "their loss numerically." The latter is to be preferred, on account of the better contrast it affords with the expression that follows.--How much more their fulness: How much more shall the full, unrestricted admission of the whole people into the Messianic community tend to the wealth of the world. If the temporary exclusion of the bulk of the people has tended...show more

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  • 9781236673916