LXX Genesis 1:27
26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind according to our image and according to likeness, and let them rule the fish of the sea and the birds of the sky and the cattle and all the earth and all the creeping things that creep upon the earth. 27 And God made humankind; according to divine image he made it; male and female he made them. 28 And God blessed them, saying, “Increase, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule the fish of the sea and the birds of the sky and all the cattle and all the earth and all the creeping things that creep upon the earth.”
9 Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices 10 and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it. 11 Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and in all.
Notes and References
"... It is notable that there is no explicit citation of scripture in Colossians. There is only one echo or allusion that is widely recognized by commentators, which is the intertextual link with LXX Gen. 1.26-27 in Col. 3.10. However, the parallel is part of the almost ubiquitous theological affirmation that humanity is made in the divine image ... The key parallel phrases here are κατ᾽ εἰκόνα θεοῦ ἐποίησεν αὐτόν (LXX Gen. 1.27) and κατ᾽ εἰκόνα τοῦ κτίσαντος αὐτόν (Col. 3.10). The key differences are that the genitive noun θεοῦ ‘God’ contained in LXX Gen. 1.27 is replaced by the substantivized participle τοῦ κτίσαντος in Col. 3.10, and secondly that this makes the verb ἐποίησεν redundant. Thus it is not present in Col. 3.10. Consequently, this makes the case for an intentional allusion to LXX Gen 1.27 far less certain because the verbal parallels are not strong, and the imago dei tradition was widespread and asserted at times without reference to the original context ..."
Foster, P. Echoes without Refernce: Critiquing Certain Aspects of Recent Scholarly Trends in the Study of the Jewish Scriptures in the New Testament (pp. 96-111) Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2015
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