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The purpose of this research project is to determine how the Pauline terms the "old man" and "new man" are to be interpreted and translated. Do these terms refer to the "old self" (unregenerated person) and "new self" (regenerated person) , or to the 0 old race" (as in Adam) and "new race" (as in Christ)? In addition to answering these questions, considerable attention is spent in determining what Paul means in Romans 6:6; that is, whether the crucifixion of the old man refers to the individual believer 1 s conversion (Romans 6:1 ff.) or to the accomplished fact of the provisional universal atonement (Romans 5:12 ff.). Exegesis of Ephesians 4:22-24 and Colossians 3:9,10, likewise, is developed to determine the proper interpretation of the infinitives "put off" and "put on" and the participles "ye have put off [ ?] or put off" and the participles "ye have put on [?] or put on". Consideration, also, is given to possible alternate marginal translations of Ephesians 4:22-24, and Colossians 3:9,10 for the benefit of the English reader.

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