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Early Christian understandings of righteousness, justice, and justification had their genesis in the understandings of the concepts articulated within the Hebrew Scriptures, interpreted within the matrix of Second Temple Judaism and in light of the proclamation, practice, death, and resurrection of Jesus. From the beginning, they were also influenced by the language and thought forms of the Greco-Roman worl…

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Starling, David, “Righteousness/Justice/Justification”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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