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Romans 2:26

This verse begins to clarify what makes a person circumcised or uncircumcised.

John W. Ritenbaugh
The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part 7)



Romans 2:26-28

"The uncircumcision," here referring to non-Israelites, is ethnos in Greek—those of a different ethnic background. Paul asks, "Shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?" as if he were an Israelite, and part of the Covenant. The one "who . . . [is] a transgressor the law" is the Jew or the Israelite.

Paul is carrying the pattern that God established through Israel to a clearly higher level than it had been before. The real Jew—Israelite—is what one is inwardly. What is he talking about? Spiritual conversion. This neatly ties with Galatians 3:26-29.

John W. Ritenbaugh
The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part 11)




Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Romans 2:26:

Genesis 17:10

 

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