Trypho asks, “Are Christians Israel?” Justin answers, “we are both called and in fact are Jacob and Israel and Judah and Joseph and David, and true children of God” (Justin Dial. Tryph. 123).

In this episode I unpack Ephesians 2:11-22 and compare it to the broad teaching of the NT regarding the continuity and discontinuity between the church and Israel. What did Paul believe? What did the early disciples believe? What did the church fathers believe? Why do we care about this issue and what do we do about it?


Giles, Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments: