Having Taken Off the Old Man and Put on the New

The following is an exegetical paper on Colossians 3:1-11 entitled “Having Taken Off the Old Man and Put on the New: An Exegetical Analysis of Colossians 3:1-11.” I wrote this paper in partial fulfillment for a Greek Exegesis course at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.[1] Fair warning–This paper is a bit more technical than our typical blog posts. If you are not acquainted with New Testament Greek you may find some parts unintelligible although the occasional summary statements should clarify things. But either way, whether you are a Greek scholar or not, I trust the theological discussions in this paper will prove to be beneficial for you.

The following is the first page of the paper:

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 3.45.16 PM


Download here.


[1] One of the requirements for this paper was that students were not allowed to use any resources such as commentaries and theological journal articles which make direct comment on the passage. This explains the significant lack of citations in this paper.