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Kingdom of God
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I. Old Testament – II. Early Judaism – III. New Testament – IV. Historical Theology and Dogmatics – V. Social Ethics

I. Old Testament

Although English Bibles have generally used kingdom of God to render Heb. מַלְכּוּת/malkût and Gk βασιλεία/basileía with a divine subject (genitive), some modern translators prefer instead a purely functional term such as kingship, without spatial or geographical connotations. Such connotations…

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Koch, Klaus, Avemarie, Friedrich, Schröter, Jens and Schwöbel, Christoph, “Kingdom of God”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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