Analyze the theme of giving or receiving gifts in the Bible. Discuss the theme of God’s gifts in In Ephesians 4:7-10.
In Ephesians 4:7-10 Paul introduces the theme of God’s gifts to the church. In it, he quotes a verse from Psalm 68:18. Sometimes, there are differences between the original verse and the quotation. Compare Paul’s quote and the verse from the psalm. Are there any differences that you can detect? If so, what are they? Why do you think the differences exist? What solutions do the commentaries you read propose to answer the differences? Do the differences tell us anything about the Jewish understanding of Scripture in the first century?