Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
Published online April 2009 |

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Servant of God occurs elsewhere only in Titus 1.1 . In the Hebrew Bible, “servant of the Lord” or “my servant” is applied to Moses (Deut 34.5; Josh 1.1 ), David (2 Sam 7.5; Ps 78.70 ), Daniel (Dan 6.20 ), and Israel (Isa 42.1; 49.3 ). Dispersion, Greek “diaspora,” the scattering of Jews outside Palestine, here applied to Christians (see 1 Pet 1.1 ). Twelve tribes, the church as the new Israel. Greetings, a Hellenistic literary refinement (see Acts 15.23 ).

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