Romans 11:25-32

1.    How would you paraphrase Paul’s meaning in using the term “fullness of the Gentiles” (Romans 11:12, 25)?

2.    What would you say about where is the climax, the literary high point, in this reading?

3.    What is the meaning of “all Israel” in verse 26? Are these comparable: Joshua 7:25; 2 Samuel 16:22?

4.    What does verse 32 mean? And where else in the letter to the Romans do you find Paul making the same point?

5.    What joy or excitement comes to you from this text? What questions arise for you out of the reading of this text? What did you learn that was new to you, or a new way of looking at something? What does this text tell you about God and about yourself? About humans in general?

Old Testament Sources
11:26    Psalm 14:7; Isaiah 59:20-21
11:27    Isaiah 27:9; Jeremiah 31:33-34
11:28    Deuteronomy 7:8; Psalm 110:4
11:29    Numbers 23:19