Col 1:15-20 and Kingship

Over at the Logos blog, Jonathan Watson¬†pulls out a blast from the past by posting a quote from my Colossians commentary on Col 1:15-20. I stand by my remarks on the origins of the hymn and especially its relationship to Wisdom traditions and a Jewish theology of creation. Even so, if I had to write it again, I’d probably give more attention to kingship themes, being persuaded as I am by John Anthony Dunne and Joshua Jipp¬†that this theme has more more significance than often thought.

Incidentally, I should add, that the New Covenant Commentary Series is available on Logos. If you buy the series you get Gordon Fee on Revelation, Craig Keener on Romans, plus in the future you get David deSilva on 2 Corinthians and Scot McKnight on Matthew and Nijay Gupta on 1-2 Thessalonians.

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