Colossians 2:14

Col 2:14 [Textus Receptus (Elzevir) (1624)]675
Ἐξαλείψας τὸ καθ’ ἡμῶν χειρόγραφον τοῖς δόγμασιν, ὃ ἦν ὑπεναντίον ἡμῖν, καὶ αὐτὸ ἦρκεν ἐκ τοῦ μέσου, προσηλώσας αὐτὸ τῷ σταυρῷ,

Col 2:14 [Codex Sinaiticus (א or 01) (4th century)]

Col 2:14 [Codex Alexandrinus (Royal MS 1 D VIII) (A02) (5th century)]

Col 2:14 [Codex Vaticanus Gr. 1209 (B03) (4th century)]

Col 2:14 [Codex Ephraemi Syri Rescriptus (Grec 9) (C04) (5th century)]

Col 2:14 [Codex Claromontanus (Grec 107) (D06) (5th century)]


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Early Church Fathers




A Textual Commentary On Col 2:14

The verb used for ἐξαλείψας (blotted out/canceled) is the technical term for ‘washing out’ the writing from a papyrus sheet.  So complete was the forgiveness which Christ by His work secured, that it completely cancelled the old bond, that had hitherto been valid against us, for it bore our signature (χειρόγραφον). (George Milligan, Here and There Among The Papyri, p5)




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