Adoption from Both Sides

The word “υἱοθεσία” (huiothesia), is adoption five times in many English versions of the New Testament: Rom 8:15; Rom 8:23; Rom 9:4; Gal 4:5; Eph 1:5.  I’m no Greek expert, but from reference works, I gather that it semantically emphasizes receiving/placing into a family.

In Acts 7:21, “ἀναιρέω” (anaireō) is used for Pharoah’s daughter taking Moses.  The same word in Hebrews 10:9 abolishes the old covenant to establish the new.  And this word is kill twenty times in the New Testament.

🎸I’ve looked at these from both sides now …  I’m intrigued by two other words in Colossians 1:13.  But I’ll have to look at those some other day.

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