Saturday, October 06, 2007

An Abrahamic Echo in the "Gates of Hell" Promise to the Church?

In Gn 22.17, God promises Abraham that his seed "shall possess the gates of his enemies" (see also, Gn 24.60).

I wonder whether this promise provided any of the backdrop for Jesus' promise in Mt 16.18 that "the gates of Hades will not overpower" the church?


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