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Christ Is God Over All: Romans 9:5 in the Context of Romans 9–11 (Library of New Testament Studies | LNTS)

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George Carraway suggests that Paul meant to refer to Jesus as God in Romans 9:5, and that the apostle’s statement is not out of place in the given how Romans 9–11 unfolds. He addresses objections to this conclusion, responding to those who claim that a monotheist such as Paul would not refer to Jesus as God, and to those who point out that Paul does not elsewhere identify Jesus as God. After demonstrating that there is a connection between Romans 9:5 and the remainder of Romans 9–11, the argument continues to tie Paul’s monotheistic statements regarding the one God of both Jews and gentiles in Romans 3 to the concept of the one Lord of all in Romans 10:5-13. Carraway concludes that the redeemer from Zion in 11:25–27 is Christ, and is the same as the Christ from Israel in 9:5.

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  • Examines the relationship between Christos and Theos in Romans 9:5
  • Argues that Paul did refer to Jesus as God in Romans 9:5
  • Presents an exegesis of Romans 9:5 within the larger message, structure, and intent of Romans 9–11
  • Christ as God in Romans 9:5B
  • Objections from Outside Romans 9:5: Paul and Monotheism
  • Objections from Outside the Text: Identifying Jesus with God
  • The Stumbling Block
  • The Same Lord of All
  • The Redeemer from Zion

Top Highlights

“Rom 4:7–8; 9:27–29; 15:9–11; 1 Cor 3:20 and 2 Cor 6:18).77” (Page 111)

“As I will seek to demonstrate, the syntax most naturally favors a reading that Christ is over all, God, blessed forever.” (Page 2)

“first-century Jew such as Paul would ever call anyone on earth God” (Page 2)

Carraway has pointed the way forward toward resolving one of the more difficult exegetical problems in the Pauline corpus . . . he has reset the agenda for the debate.

—James C. Miller, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

George Carraway is assistant professor of religion at Liberty University. He received his PhD at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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