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Hidden Since Eternity


(1) 1Cor 2:7
(2) Matt 13:35


(1) 1Cor 2:7

2:6 Yet among the mature we do speak of wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. 2:7 But we speak of God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 2:8 None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

(2) Matt 13:35

13:34 Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. 13:35 This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet: "I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world."



John Dominic Crossan

Item: 67
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Double
Historicity: -

Crossan [Historical Jesus, 349] locates this cluster within a complex of traditions that interpret Jesus using sapiential concepts: Jesus is understood as an agent of divine Wisdom. Other related traditions in this complex include: 14. Eye, Ear, Mind [1/4], 32. Hidden Made Manifest [1/3], 45. Father and Son [1/3], 52. Yoke and Burden [1/3], 66. Wise and Understanding [1/3], and 92. Knowing the Mystery [1/2].



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