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Promise and Fulfillment
(1,455 words)

In their varied uses and functions, the words “promise” and “fulfillment” indicate a historical and theological category in which the Word of God, a word of salvation or judgment (Last Judgment), will assuredly achieve realization either in history or at the end of history.

1. OT

The OT uses these two terms hermeneutically in its structuring and theological interpreting of the history of Israel. This history is neither contingent nor natural but under the direction of divine intervention and guidance (e.g., Gen. 50:20).…

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Oeming, Manfred and Bromiley, Geoffrey W., “Promise and Fulfillment”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.159>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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