By John Paul Heil

This publication investigates Colossians as a "captivity" letter from the first implied writer, the imprisoned Paul, to an implied viewers of regularly Gentile converts at present at risk of effect via neighborhood Jews or Jewish Christians. using a text-centered, literary-rhetorical, and audience-oriented procedure, it demonstrates new chiastic buildings for the whole letter that gradually motivate the viewers to withstand deceit and behavior themselves based on the entire knowledge at their disposal as holy ones in Christ.

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