The Book of Romans

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The Book of Romans Romans is a very important addition to the Bible. This is written by Paul to the Roman church. Much of Romans is showing the righteousness of God in different ways. “Romans road” passages are a great description of how to lead someone to christ (His saving righteousness). Falling into this importance is Romans 3:21-26. This is the basis of God’s righteousness in the Death of Jesus (Schreiner p.25). Refering to the different versions of this text, there is not much of a variation. Several words and phrases are changed but the same meaning is kept. The two versions of the text which will be shown as examples are the New International Version (NIV) and the New American Standard (NAS). Others versions were used but these two were the best examples that I found. Verse 24 has “gift” in the NAS version, but “freely” is used in the NIV. Also found is in verse 25 is the differing between what God was trying to demonstrate. The NAS says: “...this was to demonstrate His righteousness...”, but the NIV says: “He did this to demonstrate His justice...”. The last variation between these versions is in the final verse (31). The NAS says: “...we establish the Law.”, but the NIV says: “...we uphold the Law.” These differences are somewhat small, however they could alter the meaning slightly. Finding the meaning is the reason we compare different versions. The basic structure of Romans is fairly simple. It is called letter-essay style by some, though there is no proof that it was read to any group of people. It is the gospel of God’s righteousness. Sections of Romans are even dedicated to showing the basiscs of christianity like the “Romans road”. This basic knowledge allows ... ... middle of paper ... ...ned to help lead others to christ. I can also be a more effective witness. That is exactly why I need to study and find out the real meaning of scripture. Bibliography: Bibliography: I did not use all of these sources directly, but I would like to acknowledge the books, references, and other resouces that I did read. Also more were used in research but were not enough to reconize. Schreiner,Thomas R. “Romans” (Michigan;Baker Books,1998). pages 1-27, 178-199 D.M. Lloyd-Jones. “Romans: Chapters 3:20-4:25” (Michigan;Zondervan Publishing House,1970). pgs.23-38 Mills,Sanford C. “A Hebrew Christian looks at Romans” (Michigan;Dunham Publishing Company,1969). pages 76-108 Other resources: Strong’s Concordance young’s Analytical Concordance Harper’s Bible Dictionary NIV Application Commentary
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