Israel and the mercy of God: A re-reading of Galatians 6.16 and Romans 9-11

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

Noting the conjunction of 'mercy' and 'Israel' in Galatians 6.16 and Romans 9-11, this article argues that in both letters 'Israel' denotes the Jews. In Galatians 6.16, with an on-going mission to the Jews in view, Paul invokes peace on those who live according to the new creation, and mercy on unbelieving Israel. In Romans 9-11, he draws on both Scripture and his own experience of mercy to revisit the question of Israel's destiny, discerning therein a providential pattern of a divine call that is interrupted by obduracy under the law, and ultimately fulfilled in Christ. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grove Eastman, S

Published Date

  • July 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 367 - 395

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-6885

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S0028688510000056

Citation Source

  • Scopus