The oracles of God (Rom 3:2)

“Much!

In every way!

In the first place,

The Jews

Were entrusted

With the oracles of God.”

πολὺ κατὰ πάντα τρόπον. πρῶτον μὲν γὰρ ὅτι ἐπιστεύθησαν τὰ λόγια τοῦ Θεοῦ.

Paul said that much, in every way (πολὺ κατὰ πάντα τρόπον).  In the first place (πρῶτον), the Jews were entrusted with (μὲν γὰρ ὅτι ἐπιστεύθησαν) the oracles of God (τὰ λόγια τοῦ Θεοῦ).  Paul answered his own question.  The Jews have a special place, since they have a priority as the chosen ones.  They were able to hear and read the oracles of God, the word of God, the Torah law and the prophets.  They had the inside track to God.  Have you read the Hebrew Bible, God’s words to the Jewish people?

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