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Ephesians Hebraically - Chapter 3

by Matthew Nolan | Ephesians Hebraically

 

Ephesians Hebraically – Chapter 3

Ephesians 3:1 For this reason I, Paul, am a prisoner of Messiah Yeshua for the sake of you the (GENTILES/ NATIONS.) 

(Nations/Gentiles) eth’-nos #G1484; (from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe

 All the #G1480 words find their common root from ‘ektithemi’ #G1620 ‘a people who were placed out in the elements, exposed and abandoned, cast out!’). That’s a tribe, or the tribes!

Why not use the Gk word al-lof’-oo-los #G246>#G243 which means: foreign, that is, (specifically) ‘Gentile’: – one of another nation?)

What we have to understand is translators have often interchanged all these different Greek words, even  #G5443 ‘phyle’ is used for ‘nations’/‘gentiles’; but it means more specifically: a tribe, or people-nation.

H5971 ‘am’ > H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock: – folk, men, nation, people.

Torot of first mention: Exodus 1:9: you can see how its often used interchangeably:

   Exodus 1:9 LXX And he (a new Pharaoh) said to his nation, Behold, the race of the children of Israel is a great multitude, and is stronger than we. 

Ephesians 3:2  Surely you have heard about the (dispensation of grace) plan of Elohim’s grace given to me for you.

‘Dispensation of grace’ = ‘oikonomia ho-he-to charis’  ‘administering a religious economy’.

   Isaiah 22:19  And thou shalt be removed from thy stewardship (מצּב matstsâb, oikonomia, dispensation), and from thy place. Shebna, an official of king Hezekiah  is judged by יהוה and demoted to scribe because he abused his high position for self glory and יהוה gave it to Eliakim.

   Isaiah 22:21 and I will put on him thy robe, and I will grant him thy crown with power, and I will give thy stewardship (ממשׁלה memshâlâh, oikonomia, dispensation) into his hands: and he shall be as a father to them that dwell in Jerusalem, and to them that dwell in Juda.

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