John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 8:5 - 8:5

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 8:5 - 8:5


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1Co 8:5. Λεγόμενοι, that are called) God is said to be the supremely powerful One. Hence by homonymy [things or persons distinct in nature receiving by analogy the same name], angels who are powerful on account of their spiritual nature, and men who are powerful from being placed in authority, are called gods.-ἐν οὐρανῷ, in heaven)-ἐπὶ γῆς, on earth) The provinces of the gods among the Gentiles were divided into heaven, and earth, along with the sea; but each of these belongs to God.-θεοὶ πολλοὶ καὶ κύριοι πολλοὶ, gods many and lords many) Psa 136:2-3.