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By Robert B. Foster

during this research, Robert B. Foster explores the intersection among the translation of Scripture and the development of communal identities. He argues that during Rom nine, Paul applies prophetic texts from Malachi, Hosea, and Isaiah to the tale of Abraham's young ones in Genesis. those interpretive maneuvers allow Paul to extrapolate from the patriarchal narratives a selected construal of election: it's the ironic privilege of being at the same time God's selected and rejected humans. This figuring out of election he in flip applies to Gentile Christ-followers, the remnant, and all Israel so that it will construct for them an all-encompassing but differentiated Abrahamic identification for the messianic age.

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