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Traditions in Ephesians*

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 February 2009


Ephesians is a most rewarding, pehaps inexhaustible hunting ground for everyone eager to detect traditions whose forms and contents were used in the composition of a New Testament book. While a quotation formula (‘he, or, it says’) is used only twice in Ephesians, in 4. 8 for a biblical Psalm and in 5. 14 for an awakening call of debatable origin, unmarked quotations and allusions abound. They stem from oral and written, hymnic and pose, liturgical and ethical, and perhaps mystical and proverbial traditions.

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