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AN EXEGESIS OF THE LETTER TO ROMANS PART II

Literary Structure

Greek had been the lingua franca of the Mediterranean world.1 Being a linguist and scholar, Paul uses language in Romans with plenty of metaphor, a practice he might have learned from the Hebrew Prophets before him. There is hardly any paragraph in this letter without a metaphor.2 Paul uses words not to define but to evoke. Paul’s language is a lively. Rather than including high technical words, he has used the language of common discourse loaded with metaphors.

AN EXEGESIS OF THE LETTER TO ROMANS PART I

Introduction

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