KEDS senior tutor Jermo van Nes has contributed the chapter “Under Construction: The Building of God’s Temple according to Ephesians 2,19-22,” to Paul’s Graeco-Roman Context (ed. C. Breytenbach. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 277, 631-644. Leuven: Peeters, 2015).

The volume is the result of the 62th Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense held in Leuven on July 16-18, 2013.

Jermo in his article discusses the (im)possibilities of inter alia Jewish, Gnostic, Stoic, and liturgical backgrounds to the construction metaphor in Ephesians 2:19-22, and by means of historical and archaeological records argues that the first-century context of Graeco-Roman temple building in the province of Asia may serve as a complementary background.
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