BR 8:04, Aug 1992
Greek for Bible Readers
Ask, and it will be given you (Matthew 7:7)
Numerous interesting letters have come to me from readers. Rev. Keith F. Axberg of Lincoln Park, Michigan, asks, Why have scholars changed Galatians 2:1521, where our justification was once by the faith of Jesus Christ (King James Version) it now by faith in Jesus Christ New International Version, Revised Standard Version. et al.)? He adds: Paul shows that he knows the difference (in Greek) between the faith of Christ and faith in Christ (cf. Galatians 3:26).
The Greek phrases involved are
dia; pivstew~ ÆIhsouß Cristouß (literally through faith of Jesus Christ; …