but of nailing it up in triumph. Zahn (Einl. The δόγματα, in his view, as a constituent portion of the law, are that with which the handwriting is made out. to translate “the handwriting which was against us by its ordinances”. 5. It was, doubtless, the best possible system for the period of its enactment; but it had accomplished its purpose, and the time had come for it to pass away. On the change of construction from participle to verb marking emphasis, see under Colossians 1:6. 1905. Greek hupenantios. BibliographySchaff, Philip. This handwriting was καθ᾿ ἡμῶν—“directed against us.” After verbs, and in phrases implying hostility in word or action, κατά denotes against, and points out the direction of the hostility. Partially parallel to Ephesians 2:15. This is an emphatic expansion of ‘against us;’ doubtless to oppose more strongly the legation of the false teachers. And let us always remember, that "law" still exists for the Christian, i.e. or τ. τοῖς δόγ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/colossians-2.html. is for emphasis. Such title declared the explanation of the sufferer’s death. The death of Jesus not only made forgiveness possible, it liberated us from a law that couldn"t deliver forgiveness. And this it is the special object of the apostle to show as a lesson and caution to the Colossians. 3. points to formulated commandment. 14. First the idea of "erased" and secondly the idea of "cancelled". In this way, the dative is governed by the verbal portion of the noun, γραφον-that is γεγραμμένον. For the satisfaction was offered by Christ, and God, having accepted it, did the act described in the participle ἐξαλείψας. These critics confound what follows from faith in the cross, with what was done upon the cross that faith might secure such a result. No idea of secret hostility is present.— καὶ αὐτὸ ἦρκεν ἐκ τοῦ μέσου. 2. Therefore we are inclined, with Meyer, De Wette, Davenant, Neander, Böhmer, Huther, and others, to understand the reference of the apostle to the entire Mosaic law. Observe St Paul’s characteristic repetition of αὐτό. "WHICH WAS CONTRARY TO US"-5227. hupenantios {hoop-en-an-tee"-os}; from 5259 and 1727; under (covertly) contrary to, i.e. It is disputed in what sense we are to take the reference to the Law. It is because of its δόγματα that it is against us; De Wette renders-durch die Satzungen. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Blotting out the hand-writing of ordinances -. Apparently Paul now passes to the historic fact which supplied the ground for the forgiveness. In the LXX. 3. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Copyright StatementCopyright 2008. We thus have two thoughts expressed: the removal of guilt incurred by transgression of the Law, and the abolition of the Law itself. 7. of the N.T., p. 196), but to dilute in the most tasteless way one of Paul’s most striking and suggestive phrases. And took it , [ eerken (Greek #142)] - 'hath taken it out of the way' (to be no longer a hindrance to us). The idea that all this is from the world and since we are free from the rules of the world by the death of Christ this idea would fit. Our view also embraces inferentially that given under No. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/colossians-2.html. But the two places are not entirely analogous. Isaiah 57:2 affords a verbal parallel, ὁ δίκαιος … ἦρται ἐκ τοῦ μέσου, which apparently = has been taken away from his ordinary surroundings. also Ellicott ad loc.) Calovius and Gieseler supply the participle ὄν-the handwriting which is, or being in its ordinances against us. Tertullian is said to hold a similar notion, but his opinion will be seen to be more in unison with our own. "Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books". Colossians 2:14. Some explain: ‘the bond that was against us by its ordinances,’ but to this there are several obligations, while the view given above is sustained by Ephesians 2:15. That law presents a condemnation of the whole human race—“that all the world may become guilty before God.” Davenant says—“I accordingly explain the handwriting in ordinances to mean the force of the moral law binding to perfect obedience, and condemning for any defect in it, laden with the ceremonial rites as skirts and appendages.” But lest this opinion should imply that the moral law was abolished, he adds—“the law as to the power of binding and condemning is abrogated, and its rites and ceremonies are at the same time abolished.” But whatever the handwriting, with its ordinances, is, it undergoes only one process-it is blotted out. But here the apostle speaks not of race and race-nor of Jew and Gentile as separated in blood and creed, but of both as being in the same condition-having a handwriting against them. (Wms) "binding statues or legal demands" (O"Brien p. 125). having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". 1879-90. 4. To apply it to an unwritten law is to destroy the force of the figure, and to limit it to the ceremonial law is to weaken the thought of the entire passage. 1871-8. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Colossians 2:14". Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us: Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, τὸ χειρόγραφον ἐξήλειψεν ὁ χριστὸς τοῖς δόγμασι, ἀλλὰ τοῖς τῆς πίστεως δόγμασι λέλυται τοῦτο, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, ἡγοῦμαι τοίνυν καὶ τὸ σῶμα ἡμῶν καλεῖσθαι χειρόγραφον, The legalism sought to be imposed is abolished, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 1896. The term occurs only here in the New Testament, but is found in Tobit 5:3; Tobit 9:5; Josephus 17.14, 2; Polybius, Excerpta Legat. It is not the code prescribing duty, but rather as at the sam e time authorizing the infliction of merited penalty, which becomes the χειρόγραφον. We do not say that the handwriting is against us because of its δόγματα, but we say more largely, that the handwriting whose form of structure was that of δόγματα, is against us. IV. (p. 125), 3. Nor is there any argument here, as Bähr insinuates, against the satisfactio vicaria. Colossians 2:15 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 1. The bond cancelled was the obligation lying against the Jews as representatives of the world, attested by their Amen, to keep the whole law under penalty of the curse (Deuteronomy 27:26; Nehemiah 10:29). It is true that circumcision and laws of meat and drink and sacred seasons are the chief forms that the “bond” takes. What is meant by the "writing of ordinances"? "THE BOND"-5498. cheirographon {khi-rog"-raf-on}; neuter of a compound of 5495 and 1125; something hand-written ("chirograph"), i.e. Lightfoot thinks that a change of subject takes place here, from God to Christ. think it embraces the Mosaic Law and the law written in the hearts of Gentiles. These, expressed in the Mosaic law, constituted an obligation that was against us, all men, Gentiles as well as Jews. 2. Nay, more, it is to Gentiles, distinguished by the uncircumcision of their flesh, and never placed under the ceremonial law, that the apostle is speaking. [And] having spoiled principalities and powers. Moreover, the apostle is writing of a blessing not determined in its distribution by race or blood, but enjoyed by all the members of the church-the forgiveness of sin. its enactments-plainly implying that in some other aspect of it it still stands unrepealed. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. He understands the phrase as defining one special phase of the handwriting—“the handwriting in respect of its ordinances.” Having blotted out the handwriting in this aspect of it, viz.

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